What a mess! My first decoction brew is a success!
I havent brewed a lager in nearly 20 years and I’ve NEVER done a decoction mash. Continue reading A triple decoction lager?
I was over at Ron’s place a few months back and he had some 10 Barrel “Joe” IPA. I’ve always liked brews from 10 Barrel in Bend Oregon, and decided to see if I could clone it. I’m not one to reinvent the wheel, so the first place I started was the internet and a search with Google.
It’s been a busy summer, filled with Alaskan and Washington salt water fishing, so I’ve been quite busy with boats and fishing gear and haven’t had the time to write much. I’m not much of a writer and owning my own blog has been at times difficult. But the fishing was good, and the brew days were plentiful.
I brewed a new-to-me recipe a few weeks ago, a Blonde Ale called Centennial Blonde. It’s now sitting in the fermenter waiting for me to fine and prime it. It had a low OG and didnt take much grain to make but I have a feeling it will be a favorite on a hot summer day. Tasting it from the test tube, it’s not highly bittered, very light and malty tasting.
I’ll be brewing a my favorite pale ale this weekend, a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone I call “Snagtooth Pale Ale”. I typically use White Labs WLP-001 yeast on this beer but this time I’ve decided to try a cheaper alternative, Fermentis Safale US-05, which has good reviews and is supposed to be the same yeast.
In preparation of the 2nd week of November, I am brewing my version of Alaskan Amber Ale this weekend (9/13/14)
Recently I’ve brewed three batches of wheat beer and used three different types of yeast in them!
It’s been almost two months since I brewed, so I knocked the cobwebs off the brewery and made another batch of Carbon River Hefeweizen. I’m trying a dry yeast that I’ve never used before – Safale WB-05. I’m curious on how well its going to work but after seven house I cant see visible signs of fermentation yet.
I’ve been using While Labs Yeast exclusively in my brewing for many years but in the last year I’ve been trying a few dry yeasts instead. I brewed my first Belgium Saison this past year using Danstar Belle Saison Yeast and it really turned out well!
Maybe I should use this blog to review the new products I’ve tried and share what has worked and what hasn’t! Is anyone reading this? Email me if you are reading this!