Round two of our little barrel is finally finished and we've bottled up 10 - 16oz bottles and kegged about 4 gallons worth of this Imperial Stout. Some background, round one was Time Lost - a barleywine that turned out to be a real treat. We named that beer in honor of my brew-buddy's dog … Continue reading BBA Imperial Stout – 2nd Use Bourbon Barrel
Coffee & Cigarettes – Cloning Cellarmaker’s Smoked Porter with Coffee
Whew!!! Now THIS is a beer. And a good first post after a while to get back into documenting some stuff again. I'd kind of lost interest in posting since we'd been busy churning out beers over the past six months, and sometimes just brewing and not thinking about the extra stuff is the way … Continue reading Coffee & Cigarettes – Cloning Cellarmaker’s Smoked Porter with Coffee
Time Lost – Barrel Aged Barleywine
This post begins with by me explaining the name of the beer - Time Lost. I'm not a super sentimental person, but every once in a while you gotta pay your respects. My neighbors who moved in during the middle of Covid lockdown ended up being the perfect neighbors. Kids nearly the same age as … Continue reading Time Lost – Barrel Aged Barleywine
Bru-Rouge – Brett DIPA with Barbe Rouge and Bru-1 Hops
I've never made a Brett IPA before, and with Bootleg Biology's Spring culture release, I figured what better time to try? I'll get right to it because I didn't document the brew day or any of the process, just the final results. And those final results did not disappoint! Barbe Rouge is a new hop, … Continue reading Bru-Rouge – Brett DIPA with Barbe Rouge and Bru-1 Hops
Russian River’s Blind Pig Inaugural Ale – Cloned
Blind Pig was the first Double IPA I really really enjoyed when I started drinking craft beers... I dunno, 10 years ago? As much as I love Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig holds a special place in my heart because it was so much more drinkable (at least to me) than other commercially available IPAs. … Continue reading Russian River’s Blind Pig Inaugural Ale – Cloned
Topaz – Hazy IPA
Just making my rotations through hops that I don't use often, or never at all. This time we're using Topaz (never used before), Rakau (used a few times before), and El Dorado (used a lot!) YVH - Topaz YVH - Rakau YVH - El Dorado Here's the recipe, similar to the previous NEIPAs I've done … Continue reading Topaz – Hazy IPA
Mixed Berry Kettle Sour – Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries!
So I myself am not a huge lover of kettle sours, but my wife loves them. Especially the fruited ones. But there's a fine line between fruited kettle sours and those gloopy smoothie sours that have fruit puree added after fermentation. Those are gross. We don't make those in our house. The idea is nice, … Continue reading Mixed Berry Kettle Sour – Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries!
My House Nitro Sweet Stout
Happy New years to anyone who happens to come across my posts. Thanks for reading! I do appreciate you being here, as this is just a fun side past time for me to document the stuff I'm making since it's all been chicken scratch and pictures on my phone till I made this site. So … Continue reading My House Nitro Sweet Stout
Hazy IPA – Riwaka!
I always need to keep a hazy IPA on tap, and we blow through 5 gallons pretty quick around here. Next up, some fresh 2020 riwaka to hold us over through the end of the year. I've heard great things about this hop, only had one commercial beer that has it in it, and have … Continue reading Hazy IPA – Riwaka!
My First Whole Packer Brisket!
So, I'm a novice BBQ guy. When it comes to the big boy things like a Brisket, I follow a guide pretty closely since it's pretty uncharted waters for me. I used Amazing Ribs to hold my hand from start to finish. Because I used this guide from carving to cooking to slicing everything, I'm … Continue reading My First Whole Packer Brisket!