Posts Tagged ‘Homebrewing’

How to a Add Thermometer to your Cooler Mash Tun

Monday, December 13th, 2010

I bought a couple Rubbermaid coolers to use for my All-Grain brewing, but the one thing they didn’t come with was a thermometer.  I had been using a digital probe thermometer until one brew session the temp was off by over 30 degrees.  last time I checked water doesn’t boil at 185° in New Jersey.  So after a bit of searching on the internet for cheap ways to add a thermometer, I found a forum on homebrew talk that used a rubber stopper and a simple probe thermometer to inexpensively solve this problem.

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Why Are Homebrewer So Secretive of Their Recipes?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I posted on twitter a link to my latest homebrew recipe, a Schwarzbier (a German Black Lager),  Soon after the post I received two tweets.  One was a 140 character rant on many homebrewers not sharing recipes and the other was a thank you for posting the recipe.  This got me thinking about why homebrewers can be very secretive about their recipes; I thought, rather think, the beer community is about sharing and helping fellow brewers.  I may be naive in my thinking, but read the rest of this and let me know what you think.

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Homebrew: All Grain Schwarzbier (Black Lager)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I’m a huge fan of Schwarzbiers otherwise know as black lagers.  Being a fan I had to brew one.  Here is the recipe:Homebrew Schwarzbier fermentation

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Hopergency Ale

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Last week I ordered some new yeast, but when I got it one of the Wyeast packs was already swollen.  I probably could have sent it back because I’m a pretty good customer at this retailer and they have great customer service, but I decided to do an “emergency” brew.  So I just threw this recipe together.  I knew I wanted to brew an IPA or Pale ale with the yeast and the several ounces of hops I had in the freezer.  To be honest it started as a Pale ale, but I kept adding more and more hops, because I do that sometimes.

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Homebrewing Recipe: Patersbier with a Twist

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Ever heard of Patersbier? Can’t blame you, not many people have, there are no commercial versions. This beer is only brewed for the Trappist monks as a lower abv beer. Since I’d never heard of this beer, I bought an All Grain Kit from Norther Brewer, because it sounded like a great summer beer. But alas, like most kits I buy I can’t leave well enough alone, I need to make it my own…

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Homebrewing Recipe: English Mild Ale

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I don’t know why this style of beer is not made more often in the states.  This beer is a light bodied with a low bitterness, but dark in color and full of malty flavor.  The best part of this malty beer, very low ABV 4.3%.  That’s right a real flavorful session beer.

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