Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homebrew the Deschutes way

The new craft brew coming to st. Louis was announce in the Hip Hop's article in stltoday.

This prompted me to their website, which has a plethora of clone recipes for home brewers.

I am going to do a few try clone brewing for a bit after I get a few more beers out of the way that I've been wanting to make. I've got the Bavarian wheat honey double IPA, the Huge stout, and the Belgian IPA down so far. Helped on a few. I've read sam calgione's book "Extreme Brewing" alone with some other books with good recipes for clones.

Either way, I'm excited to try their beer!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Imperial Stout and Belgian American IPA

This was 4 lbs of specialty malts:
Chocolate American Malt 350l
Chocolate German Malt
Roast British Barley unmalted 500l
Black Patent British 500l

Here is a link to a good grain chart for reference: http://www.onebeer.net/grainchart.html

This was at slowly brought up to 155-160 then taken off the heat. Total time: 65 mins

This receipe also include:
1lb of brown sugar
1lb of lactose sugar
6.6lbs of liquid malt extract
3lbs of dry malt extract
Magnum, Sterling, Willamette and Fruggles hops
2 cups of fair trade whole coffee beans

I just put this into secondary yesterday, no picture of that right now. 

Just brewed another IPA. 
It has 3787 Trappist High Gravity Wyeast
1lb brown sugar ( added after blowoff)
1lb 2 Row Malt
1lb Carapils barley
6.6lbs liquid light malt extract
3lbs dry malt extract
2 oz Amarillo hops: bittering (continuously for 2o mins)
1oz centennial pellet
1oz centennial leaf
Irish moss
1/4 lb Missouri honey and 5 packets of Chamomile Tea (usda organic)
Belgian American IPA in boil

Not pictured the Kolsh that Tim just bottled and threw 3 gallons into a secondary fermenting. Been doing a lot of brewing recently.  Learning some new twists and techniques. Very slowly getting better, but always having a lot of fun.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

26th Anniv. MyPA

I have a lot of pictures of breweries that I've been too around middle America. This was a picture from Bell's Brewery in February of 2011. Hops slam was on draft. That trip included stops at 3 Floyds, New Holland, and Founders Brewing.
I'm fermenting my 1st home brew. Just went put it into secondary fermentation yesterday. It's heavy on Bavarian wheat and American hops. Little bit of honey and some special ingredients... not sure how it will taste. I call it the 26th Anniversary MyPA: Hippiti Hoppity, Taste don't stoppiti double dry hopped IPA (pictured above: in primary with citra hops). Long title... its kind of a work in progress.
Either way, excited about brewing and the future of American craft beer. Cheers!
( pictured above: Sloth IPA )