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Date: January 2011

January 31, 2011

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Turbid Mash Lambic

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Categories: 17D, All-grain, BJCP Style, Mash Techniques, Recipes, Traditional
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Yesterday, I brewed my first Lambic… and dove in feet first with a traditional turbid mash technique. Borrowing notes from the Burgundian Babble Belt, Mike T’s blog and The Liddil Lambic Lesson I did the following recipe and mash schedule: Thanks to Shelby from Final Gravity for stopping by and lending a hand (and sharing […]


January 28, 2011

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Westy 12 Tasting Notes

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Categories: 18E, BJCP Style, Tasting Notes
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Last night I took a sample of the Group Westvleteren 12.  All-in-all not a bad brew. I’ve never had the original so I don’t have a frame of reference for comparison.  I can, however, describe this one.


January 24, 2011

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Small Batch All-grain – Am. Amber #1

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Categories: 10B, All-grain, Competition Results, Mash Techniques, Recipes
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With all of the holidays coming and going along with the increased needs of work and home, it’s been a bit harder to hide out in the garage for half a day firing up the old brew rig. So, I put together a small 2 gallon mash tun (found it discounted at Target too) and […]


January 15, 2011

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Dark Saison #1 – (Experimental)

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Categories: 16E, All-grain, BJCP Style, Competition Results, Experiments, Recipes
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Recently I’ve been reading quite a bit of the blog The Mad Fermentationist.  Particularly of interest were the three dark saisons that he has done.  I’ve often thought that the farmhouse ale style has a lot of room to play with different ingredient combinations. So, this recipe draws from his Fig Honey Anise Dark Saison […]


January 8, 2011

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Micro-mash with a French Press

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Categories: All-grain, Mash Techniques, Yeast
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An all-grain technique for making yeast starter wort. Simple and cheaper than using DME/LME



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