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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 […]


December 12, 2011

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Brown Porter #1 – Buccaneer Porter

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Categories: 12A, All-grain, BJCP Style, Experiments, Recipes, Traditional
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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 […]


March 24, 2011

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Berliner Weiss #1

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So, I’ve been feeding a Lacto D. starter for a few weeks now in anticipation of brewing a Berliner Weiss.  Having to prepare a room for the new nursery has been eating up spare time, but it’s good to keep mom happy!  Since this was a shorter brew plan, I decided to tackle it the […]


January 31, 2011

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Turbid Mash Lambic

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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 […]


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Historical reference article.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:



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