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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 […]


March 13, 2011

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Peach State Brew Off 2011

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This year’s Peach State Brew Off finished yesterday after a week of judging the 518 entries that they received!  Covert Hops Society did an excellent job running a very successful event.  This year I was pleased to participate as both an entrant (with four beers submitted) and as a judge. Since I live about 30-40 […]


January 24, 2011

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Small Batch All-grain – Am. Amber #1

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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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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 […]


November 24, 2010

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Munich Helles #1 – 8th Circle of Helles

Historical reference article. On November 21, 2010 I brewed my second decoction mash, a Munich Helles.  This was a single decoction with a fairly standard grain bill for the style.  Simple and clean was the thought behind this one. Here is the recipe:


August 22, 2010

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Wee Heavy #2 – Ol’ Thunderhead

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Historical reference article. On August 21, 2010 I brewed my second Wee Heavy.  Several comments that I received from competitions on the first batch suggested increasing complexity.  I varied the grainbill from the first batch and used some non-trdiational ingredients to attempt a more complex malt profile. Here is the recipe:



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