Category Archives: brewing

Brew Day and Fermentation: Simcoe and the Three C’s IPA

Boil Hops (Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe)

For my most recent brew day I’ve been thinking off and on about brewing a more traditional NW style IPA.  By that I mean something dank, piney and resinous.  I definetly wanted to use some old school C hop varieties, …

Read more »

Dry Hopping Sour and Wild Beer

Hops for experimenting dry hopping sour beer.

Having experimented with dry hopping sour and wild beer this past summer (as well as actually dry hopping a batch), I thought it would be a great idea to document some findings based on our experiments.  The results were surprising …

Read more »

Russian River Supplication Clone

Pellicle developed during bulk aging.

I’ve brewed a few sour style beers, but have yet to have one turn out exactly like I wanted it to. One of my favorite beers is Russian River’s Supplication Ale. After a little internet research I came across any …

Read more »

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 …

Read more »

Brew Day: Oatmeal Coffee Stout

Brew Day: Oatmeal Coffee Stout

Since I’ve moved to Portland a few months ago I have been itching to brew.  Unfortunately I moved from a 2 bedroom place with a full size basement and outdoor area to a single bedroom with no outdoor space.  Therefore …

Read more »