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Summer Summit Pale Ale

After an exciting birthday haul of brewing bits and pieces* my latest brew gave me the ideal opportunity to give them all a bit of a try-out… 607 more words


Slow and Steady Wins the Sparge

We had succeeding with sparging the all grain milk stout, so naturally we had become cocky about our expertise.  If we could do such a fantastic job with a kit that has 11 pounds of grains then we can surely do better with another… 370 more words

HIBC Presents: Millennium Falcon Rye IPA Brew Day

On Sunday, July 19th I brewed my third IPA of 2015, Millennium Falcon Rye IPA. I chose the name for two reasons. First, I used Millennium and Falconer’s Flight hops (and some Columbus hops), along with three varieties of rye: rye malt, flaked rye, and crystal rye. 293 more words

Bitter And Esters

Bloed Koning Kriek Bottling....Finally

After close to 6 months in secondary, I finally bottled the kriek this past Friday.  The jury is still out on this one.  Taste test indicates cherries, some funk, a bit of sourness but it’s also just plain strong.  356 more words

Summer 2015 ESB Brew

While the Dubbel & Dark Strong experiences have been fun, I think I need a good house beer brew.  ESB is the obvious go-to, but unlike previous brews, I think I want to make this a little drier (probably because of the Belgian beer immersion I’ve been in).   184 more words


The Thing About Spices

Witty Kitty Witbier is now finished and here’s the deal.  The prior batch was dumped because of astringency and I had attributed it to leaving the 1oz of coriander in the wort while it fermented.  425 more words

Belgian Dark Strong

Despite some misgivings (complex grain bill, no candi syrup, high mash temp) I’m going to brew a Belgian Dark Strong ale using Jamil’s recipe from c. 345 more words