Monthly Archives: February 2012

SMaSH IPA Tasting


The Australian bred Galaxy hops are quickly becoming one of my favorites. They are a wonderful dual purpose hop with nice bittering and passion fruit characteristics. I did a single hop IPA with Galaxy before, for a party and it …

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Brew Day: SMaSH Maris Otter and Galaxy IPA

Mashing Out

I have been wanting to experiment some more with Galaxy hops after doing a single hop IPA with them previously. This time, I wanted to try a SMaSH(Single Malt and Single Hop). I had purchased a pound of Galaxy pellets …

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Adding Coffee To Beer

Cold pressed coffee

There are several different methods in which coffee can be added to a beer. I’ve had great success with two different methods: adding cold pressed coffee at bottling/kegging and dry-hopping with whole coffee beans. It’s important to remember that not …

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Cranberry pLambic Tasting and Retrospect

Cranberry pLambic

Tasting Notes Appearance: Pours a half inch of fizzy white head that whittles away pretty quickly. The beer is hazy and has a straw color with a bit of orange. I’m surprised that the cranberries didn’t contribute more of a …

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