Wisenheimer Wheat Ale Description: A straw colored Wheat style ale with a crisp hoppy finish. Lighter bodied and easy drinking make t...
Novice Gold Ale Time in primary fermenter - 2 weeks Allowed to age and pressurize in keg ~1 week Description: Not too bitter, not too sw...
Making two kegs of Hard Apple Cider - Nothing but apple juice and yeast! Made using WLP007 Dry English yeast. After just a couple weeks th...
Description: Malt Base: 6lbs Weizen (wheat) malt extract Specialty Grains: 4oz flaked wheat, 4oz aromatic grain, 4oz cara-pils grain Hop...
Here's a picture of my kegerator as it looked when I first built it. 20lb C02 tank with double gauge, single output regulator. Five g...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I brewed an Irish Blonde yesterday, and a Strawberry Wheat Blonde today. Fun days. Both use Fuggles but the Irish uses Flaked Barley and Oat Malt while the Strawberry Blonde uses White Wheat, Flaked Wheat and frozen strawberries added to secondary. Will update with some pics later!
Monday, June 20, 2011
- Malt Base: 6 lbs. Northwestern's Amber Malt Extract & 1 lb. Muntons Light Dry Malt Extract
- Speciality Grains: 16 oz. Crystal
- Hops: 15 HBU Chinook (bittering) & 1 oz. Cascade (finishing)
This was one of my first IPA kits from Brew N Grow and they even gave me a couple ounces of free whole Nugget hops locally grown. Used a few ounces for this dry hopping. Turned out fantastic. So much fresher than most I taste in bottles.
I made the switch to all grain a while back. It's less expensive than extract. You can create more styles and recipes. It tastes a bit better. I had to upgrade some of my equipment as you will see, but I think it was worth it. I now buy my grains and hops in bulk. I wash (re-use) my own yeast! I have been brewing up a storm lately and I hope to get everyone all caught up on my MikeRoBrewery!