January 1, 2013

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Imperial IPA #1

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During our Halloween party, my friend Doug and I got to talking about doing another brew together.  We tossed around the idea of pursuing an Eis-IIPA (which would be a freeze concentrated Imperial IPA).  It’s a little off the wall, but what the hell it could work!  That being said, we decided to brew a full […]


September 3, 2012

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Farmhouse IPA #1

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It’s been entirely too long since I’ve updated the blog.  Having a new addition to the family last August has necessitated some priority shifts.  There have been a few brewing related projects that I need to update here such as our lambic barrel project.  For now, I’ll post about a beer that I just brewed […]


December 22, 2011

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Wee Heavy #3 – Sheep Dreams Laddie

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At least once a year I like to brew a Wee Heavy.  One batch is usually enough to last more than the year and I like to keep some for aging and comparing previous year’s versions.  In the past couple of versions I’ve used a varied complex grist with six or eight malts in an […]


December 12, 2011

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Brown Porter #1 – Buccaneer Porter

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This was the second beer that I would be preparing for New Year’s Eve.  Since I already had a light hoppy offering, I wanted to balance the taps with something darker and a little richer.  My brother and I had been tossing around the idea of something with vanilla and oatmeal so I decided to do a 10 […]


December 6, 2011

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American Pale Ale #1

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With New Year’s Eve approaching, I needed to get some beer ready to go before we could have folks over.  After the Nut Brown Ale incident, the pipeline of lower gravity beers had run dry.  Having two taps on the beer fridge we wanted a light side and a dark side.  First up is an […]


October 24, 2011

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N. English Brown #1

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So, the first run with the new 20 gallon boil kettle from Stout Kettles and Tanks.  I was really stoked to get to brew with it as I had an extended wait time due to some factory shutdown in China and then a couple month interruption with the birth of my son right before it […]


October 12, 2011

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All Brett Primary – (Experimental)

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One of the things I like to do from time to time is a side by side comparison of different brewing techniques.  The goal, of course, is to perform the experiment while limiting the change to only one variable.  In this case, I’ll be comparing primary fermentation results from three different Brettanomyces strains.  The local shop only […]


September 4, 2011

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Blonde Ale #5 – Football Beer

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It’s that time of year ago.  Fall is in the air and the game is on.  We’re talkin’ football season.  A couple of years ago I started brewing a beer for the occasion.  We wanted something light and sessionable with a good flavor profile.  The first couple of incarnations were a SMASH (Single Malt and […]


August 21, 2011

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American Amber #2 – Fiery Gizzard

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Well, the new baby has arrived and life is slowly getting into a routine.  I’ve been on time off for the last two weeks for the birth and while it has been a crazy ride of sleep deprivation and poor nutrition, I did manage to use one afternoon to do another small batch to get […]


July 3, 2011

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Saison #3 – Funk a Trois

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Fourth of July weekend was the perfect time to get another brew done.  My brother was in to visit from Kansas, so I let him pick the style du jour.  We settled on another round of saisondue to the fact that the experimental batch was almost gone and my temperature controlled fermentation freezer was out […]



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