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Harvest Red Ale – All Grain Recipe

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

This is a recipe I use every year with my homegrown centennial hops. I enjoyed it so much this year I brewed this version of it with commercial hops. I hope you enjoy it!
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English Mild All Grain Recipe

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Recipe – Clan Kennedy Wee Heavy – Scottish Ale

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 10.08.32 AMI really love this beer Wee Heavy; it’s big, rich, and malty. It scored a 40 at the New Jersey State Fair this year, which I was very happy about. I’ll probably be entering it in next year’s NHC with a couple small tweaks.  I’ll definitely be using RO water and may had a hint of peat smoke.


Citra Zythos IPA All Grain Recipe

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

I really liked the way this beer turned out.  Good bitterness, nice malty orange flavor, so I thought I would share the recipe.



How to Use and Care for Your Oak Barrel

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Last year I was fortunate enough to receive a document from a highly respect Brewmaster that contained a collection of emails from breweries regarding how they care for their barrels.  To me, this document was the Holy Grail of barrel care; it contained advice from Avery, New Holland, Schlafly, Ithaca, and numerous local pubs and breweries.  There’s a wealth of information here, unfortunately most of it does not apply to homebrewers nor the size barrels we use.  However, I’ve pulled out bits and pieces that I think will help you explore the world of barrel aging and included a recipe for the Rye Barrel Stout at the end.



Recipe: Wee Peaty Pete

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I love my smoked beers, love my scotch style ales, and I really love the Wee Heavy’s that are just a bit smokey.  Here is my Wee Heavy with Peat smoked malt.  Be sure to check out the photos at the end! (more…)


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