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Its been a long time since my last update- St. Paul Porter

Today I got another run using my STC-1000 and electric setup (with proper separation of hot and cold sides of the outlet). It is SO much easier using this. 8.5 lbs of Rahr 2-row. 1lb English Medium crystal .5lb English … Continue reading

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Bright Street Brew!

So today I had Ingredients: 9lbs of maris otter 1lb of biscuit. 60 minutes- cascade pellot hops. 30 minutes- 5.5 oz Cascade wet hops. 10 minutes -5.5 oz Cascade wet hops. Mash sucked, temperatures fluctuated between 152 and 160 degrees, … Continue reading

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Breaking the drought- Rye PA brew today, with Brewduino!

So its been awhile since I updated, I haven’t brewed since late February. What is exciting is that today I tried out my electric kettle and brewduino setup- a first step towards automated brewing. More details on that will be … Continue reading

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9/7- Northern Brewer St. Paulie Porter (awesome!)

I brewed NB’s St. Paulie Porter kit on 9/7. Unfortunately, details are escaping me, but it was a standard brew, Safale US-05 yeast. Everything went smoothly. Bottled and drank for the first time on 10/26. Lightning has struck again! This … Continue reading

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10/26- “Twitter Ale”- Cascade/Maris Otter Smash

10lb Maris Otter 5 oz Cascade. 2 at 60 minutes, 1 at 30 mins, 1 at 15 minutes, 1 at 3 minutes. Safale US-05 yest. Mashed for 1 hr at 148 degrees, and it held right around there the entire … Continue reading

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8/11/2013 English Pale Ale

Today, I brewed an English Pale Ale all grain kit from NB. Ingredients: 9 lbs of Maris Otter .5 lbs of English Medium Crystal Hops: 20z UK Kent Goldings (60 min) 1 oz UK Kent Goldings (1 min) Yeast: Wyeast … Continue reading

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7/20- Scottish 80 Ale, NB All-grain kit

Ingredients: 9lbs British Golden Primise 1lb English Medium Crystal 1oz fuggle hops (60 min) Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale Standard brew- I used a refractometer today, which replaces the hydrometer I broke last brew. I am not sure of its … Continue reading

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Dead Ringer IPA- AG NB Kit

Today I brewed a dead ringer IPA. Malt: 11 lbs Rahr 2-row 1 lb briess caramel 40 Yeast: Good ole’ Safale -US- 05 Hop Schedule: 60 min- .75 oz centennial 20 min – 1 oz centennial 5 min- 2 oz … Continue reading

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Anniversary Bew- “Accidental Saison”

This weekend, in celebration of brewing for a year, I recreated my first beer- What was supposed to be a Cincinnati Pale ale, but due to me misreading the recipe and brewing too hot, ended up being much closer to … Continue reading

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April 20th- Red Rye Pale Ale

I decided to try a Red Rye Pale Ale after trying Founders version and loving it about a month ago. After looking for recipe’s online, I didn’t see anything that looked all that good, so I decided to try midwest’s … Continue reading

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