Raspliner Weisse Brewing and Fermentation

Berliner Weisse fermented with raspberries

I actually brewed this batch back in July. I’ve been wanting to brew another Berliner Weisse again for a few months, especially with summer in full force. My last batch came out really well, so I decided to retrace my …

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Big Brew Day: Second Try IIPA (Zigzag)

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Yesterday was the nation-wide event “Big Brew Day”. I participated at a local homebrew shop, Brew Brothers, in brewing a beer with approximately 30-40 other homebrewers. It was a beautiful day with plenty of sun and warm weather in the …

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Son of Fermentation Chamber Build and Photos

Fan and thermostat in place.

For some time I have contemplated using some sort of cooling mechanism to give me prefect fermentation temperatures while I ferment my beer.  Last summer I painstakingly used my chest freezer kegerator.  It was a horrible process.  It involved removing …

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Cranberry Lambic: 1 Year Later

My Cranberry Lambic (Castalia) was bottled just over a year ago on 1/23/2012. It’s been conditioning in bottles since then (and quite a few have been opened, too), so I wanted to do another tasting post to see how the beer has evolved in the past 14 months.

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Supplication Clone: Bottling and Tasting

All bottled up

The Journey and Bottling I brewed this beer on 6/18/2011. Between then and now it’s been exchanged between 3 different fermenters and traveled 2600 miles across the country. It was originally in a 6 gallon glass fermenter for initial fermentation. …

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Tasting: Berliner Weisse Version 2.0

Berliner Weisse Version 2.0

I’m finally getting around to posting a review of my 2nd version of a Berliner Weisse, after drinking about 1/2 a case! You can read up on my very interesting process here. Appearance: It pours very clear with a hint …

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Brew Day: Berliner Weisse Version 2.0

Decoction

I have been wanting to try to brew another Berliner Weisse style beer for quite some time. My first attempt never got sour, so I wanted to make sure that this time I would end up with a nice low …

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PB & Stout (Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout): Tasting

PB & Stout

Appearance: The beer pours a dark black, virtually opaque, there is only a little light that comes through near the top when held to the light. The pour produces an inch of delicious looking dark tan head. The retention is …

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Brew Day: PB & Stout (Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout)

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. I have a huge backlog of posts to catch up, so I’m going to try to knock out a few this weekend. I brewed this beer back on 3/10/2012 at a fellow …

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Most Used Brewing Books

My brewing library has slowly grown over the past few years, and there are several books that I reach for much more often than others. I consider these books part of my brewing toolkit. The first book I ever bought …

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