Homebrews

This is a running list of each homebrew I have made. If you have one there is a number on the cap. Find the number in this list to see what you have.

There are a few guidelines to follow when drinking home-brewed beer. Make sure the beer has been in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. This will make sure the carbonation has been absorbed into the beer and not sitting in the head space. You don’t want to see a geyser when opening. Home-brewed beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned, which means it has living yeast in the bottle making CO2 and blending the flavors. Some sediment or ‘trub’ will settle on the bottom of the bottle. Make sure to store them upright and don’t swirl or shake the bottle before drinking. When it’s time to drink, pour the entire beer minus the last 1/4 inch into one glass so it doesn’t mix with the trub on the bottom. This will also allow a nice head to form and let the hop aroma fill your senses. Enjoy!


 

Brew #1 – Holiday Spiced Ale

Homemade spiced ale recipe that everyone will love. Just the thing for a cold snowy night in the Midwest.

  • Hops – Vanguard and Cascade
  • Dark amber color
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
  • 6.8 % Alcohol
  • English yeast

 

Brew #2 – Belgium Saison

This is a summer beer to grab after a hard days work in the sun. Slightly citrusy with a peppery finish from the Belgium yeast and spices.

  • Hops – US Saaz and US Goldings
  • Orange to amber color
  • Orange peel, coriander, and Grains of Paradise
  • Belgium candy sugar
  • 5.8% Alcohol
  • Belgium yeast

 

Brew #3 – Jawbreaker Wheat Pale Ale

A bright crisp wheat beer with a hop forward character. The Amarillo hops bring an orange marmalade/grapefruit flavor.

  • Hops – Warrior and Amarillo
  • Light Amber
  • Barely and Wheat Malt
  • 4.9 % Alcohol
  • English yeast

 

Brew #4 – JBIPA (Batch #1)

This was my first recipe that was not a kit. Nice forward hop hit and good bitter, great red hues.

  • Hops – Galena, US Goldings, and Citra
  • Light Amber
  • American barley malt
  • 6.2 % Alcohol
  • English yeast

 

Brew #5 – JBIPA (Batch #2)

This recipe was very similar to the first batch. Switched up the malt addition times and used American yeast – Chico Strain. Strong citrus flavor at finish, the American yeast made a huge difference.

  • Hops – Galena, US Goldings, and Citra
  • Light Amber
  • American barley malt
  • 7.1 % Alcohol (what a difference the yeast made)
  • American yeast

 

Brew #6 – Rowdy Orc APA

Medium malt body and very hop forward American Pale Ale. All ingredients are American from Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington.

  • Hops – Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe
  • Light Amber
  • American barley malt from Wisconsin
  • 6.8 % Alcohol
  • American yeast

 

Brew #7 – Time Lord IPA

My first all-grain batch. This was a one gallon experiment using Wisconsin 2-row barley and roasted caramel malt. The calculator came up with 114 IBU, maybe a bit to much bitter?

  • Hops – Centennial
  • Very light color
  • American barley
  • 5.6 % Alcohol
  • Munton’s ale yeast

 

Brew #8 – Sunset Wheat Pale Ale

A bright crisp wheat beer with good hop character and awesome orange color. The Amarillo hops should bring an orange marmalade flavor along with the fluffy wheat character.

  • Hops – Warrior and Amarillo
  • Light to orange
  • American barley and wheat
  • xx % Alcohol
  • English dry yeast

 

Brew #9 – Apollo Pale Ale

Another 1 gallon all-grain batch. This time using Briess Pale Malt and Caracrystal. Also only 1 oz Cascade hops.

  • Hops – Cascade
  • Orange
  • American barley
  • xx % Alcohol
  • Munton’s ale yeast

 

Brew #10 – Yellow Fizzy Pale Ale

My first 5 gallon all-grain batch, made with new equipment. Trying to make a light bodied PA.

  • Hops -Centennial & Cascade
  • Light yellow
  • American barley
  • 7.0 % Alcohol
  • WLP001 California ale yeast

 

Brew #11 – Rowdy Orc EPA

This is a hoppy batch using English yeast.

  • Hops -Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, and Cascade
  • Golden
  • American barley
  • 5.2 % Alcohol
  • WLP007 English ale yeast

 

Brew #12 – Amarillo Pale Ale

Amarillo and Cascade hops will make an easy drinking pale ale. The orange marmalade should smack you in the face!

  • Hops – Amarillo and Cascade
  • Golden
  • American barley
  • 5.3 % Alcohol
  • WLP001 California ale yeast (Chico strain)

 

Brew #13 – Mabel Pale Ale

First batch made at new location using new water. Chinook heavy pale ale.

  • Hops – Chinook and Simcoe
  • Deep Gold to Pale Copper
  • Belgian Pale and German barley
  • 6.8 % Alcohol
  • WLP001 California ale yeast

 

Brew #14 – Chinook Pale Ale

This is a smash beer made with 4 oz of homegrown Chinook hops.

  • Hops – Chinook
  • Pale Copper
  • Belgian Pale
  • 5.0 % Alcohol
  • WLP001 California ale yeast

 

Brew #15 – Pine Pale Ale

This is a smash beer made with 4 oz of homegrown Chinook hops.

  • Hops – Chinook, Cascade
  • Light Gold
  • Marris Otter
  • 5.8 % Alcohol
  • WLP007 English ale yeast

 

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