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Adventures in Coconut Land

Adventures in Coconut Land


Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Project Updates

I’ve decided to try my hand at a coconut porter. I didn’t think much about it. It can’t be hard right? Don’t you just put some coconut in your beer? We’ll. I found it a bit trickier than that.   I went out and bought two bags OG sweetened shredded coconut. I guess it’s not as simple to just buy unsweetened toasted coconut. So I took what I could find and then toasted it in the toaster oven....

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Nosh

Nosh


Posted on Mar 15, 2014 in Project Updates

After two weeks of no beer activities, I had a little catch-up to do. I bottled the American Stout I brewed two weeks back. It is intended for Zenny’s birthday / St. Patrick’s day so I needed to get on it. Then, to keep on schedule, I brewed up another batch of beer. As sort of a leftover batch of beer, I ended up with an american Scottish heavy, not that that is an actual style. On Saturday, I drove all the way to...

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Homebrewer’s Journal

Homebrewer’s Journal


Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Project Updates

In the past, I’ve used BrewPal¬†to create and keep track of my recipes. This works fine until my phone runs out of battery, dies, updates, or just feels like forgetting all my recipes. I was given this Homebrewer’s Journal for Christmas and have used it for the past 4 or 5 brews. It’s really handy. Not only does it keep track of recipes, but gives me space to document each brew from beginning to end. Everything from...

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Time For A Stout

Time For A Stout


Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Project Updates

I’ve bottled 15 gallons at this point. That’s 150 bottles of beer. Coming up next is an American Stout. This will come in handy come St. Patrick’s day. Besides, I figured it’s about time for another dark beer. I really enjoy stouts and porters, but it seems most people I share my beer with prefer lighter beers. Well, too bad for them this time around. If you’d like to come away with some of this batch of...

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American Pale Wheat Ale

American Pale Wheat Ale


Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in Project Updates

Today makes ten gallons. I went with an American Pale Wheat Ale of my own devising. This was a little more challenging than normal since my phone app that I use for calculations updated itself and now crashes whenever I try to open it. Therefore I had to do all my own calculations. Below are a few It was a good brew day I picked up my supplies this morning and ate lunch with Leif. Started brewing alet, around 1 o’clock. I drank...

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Happy Brew Years

Happy Brew Years


Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in Project Updates

The year has started. I have my first sponsor and a bag of Poha berries. I spent this past Sunday brewing my first batch of beer in 2014. I brewed a Poha berry California Common. It was interesting using the Poha berries. I’m still not sure how it will effect the flavor or bitterness. Should be interesting. I’ve also re-used some yeast from my last batch of beer. It’s currently bubbling away in the fermenter, so all...

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