Tag Archives: steep grains

Last Minute Stout For Saint Patricks Day – Murphy’s Irish Stout Clone Recipe

February 26, 2013


Every year there is so much pressure to have a beer for Saint Patrick’s day (March 17th 2013) . If you are a homebrewer your friends are most likely looking for you to come up with something great.  If you are doing bottles, well you are flirting with disaster if you are making it now.  You can […]

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Old Speckled Hen Clone Recipe

February 21, 2013


This is one of my favorite beers. I love this beer when it is hot out, I like it when it is cold out – this beer is simply easy to drink.  It has a white head and an amber body.  For a while it was near impossible for me to ever make this beer […]

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English Pale Ale Recipe

February 13, 2013

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A nice pale ale is always appreciated.  What I like about Pale Ale’s is that they are so easy to drink, and most of the time even non-craft beer brewers still like them. This one features some aromatic malt and it really adds a well balanced flavor to the beer.  The crystal malt is of course […]

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The World Of ESB – An Easy Recipe

February 1, 2013


A great beer to have on tap is an ESB. So what is an ESB?  ESB stands for Extra Special Bitter.  It’s a British style beer and one that is very much like our Pale Ale.  A normal Bitter is about 3.8%, the extra special ones are  above 4.8%.  This particular one is 5.7%.  ESB […]

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Crazy Smoked Porter Recipe

December 4, 2012


It’s a good time of the year to start making bigger beers as well as darker beers.  If you decide to make a big beer it will be ready some time next year around this time.  So it’s one of those pay me now or pay me later  things.  Trust me when I say, a home brew […]

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Great IPA Recipe For Those That Don’t Like IPA’s

November 1, 2012


There are many reasons why you might want to try this recipe, if you are a hop head though, you might as well as go back to browsing other post on this blog because you’re not going to like this one.  Maybe that’s a bit harsh, I should say that this is child’s play for […]

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Adding Grains To Your Beer Making It More Complex

October 26, 2011


When making a brew there are a couple things that you can do to make a beer a bit more complex.  I recommend using specialty grains.  When using specialty grains and extract you are pretty much making a tea by soaking grains in a pot of water.  In order to use specialty grains in your beer you need to […]

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9 Off Flavors and Solutions

October 6, 2011


Sometimes you just don’t nail your brew when it comes to the tasting part.  To your defense, there’s a lot of things that could have happened. It’s best not to have a camera around when tasting a bad batch of beer because your face will make some very odd expressions.  Regardless there are off flavors that […]

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