Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hoppy Wheat #2 (El Dorado Version)

I need to get something in the keg quick so I’ve decided to brew this on my birthday (next week). I brewed this last year using the Mad Fermentationist’s Fortunate Island recipe, minus the hop back additions. This time I’ll … Continue reading

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0-2 in 2014

Here’s an update on brewing that is most likely more therapeutic than helpful. I’m having some awful luck this year. Two beers brewed, two bad beers! First, there’s the chocolate stout that was mediocre to begin with. The cocoa nibs … Continue reading

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IPA

It’s been a while since I’ve brewed a straight up IPA! ┬áStill don’t feel like I’ve made one that is worthy of being a repeat unfortunately. ┬áTo brew a balanced IPA with the right flavors/aroma’s and malt bill is surprisingly … Continue reading

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Chocolate Stout

For the first brew session of the year I’m going to make a chocolate stout with cocoa nibs to be ready by Valentine’s Day. Knowing that the cocoa nibs will add more aroma than flavor/creaminess, I’ve got some lactose powder … Continue reading

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