Author Archives: stoutmaker

Eureka! 

Whoops. Had most of this sitting in draft mode.  So I’ll post it up with some new stuff I was gonna post… The brewery down the road has a beer on tap that uses Eureka hops. Wow I had to … Continue reading

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The Throwback Brown Ale

This week’s brew was more of a plan ahead kind of thing. I will be brewing a barley wine in the next two weeks, so I need yeast. So, how bout a 3 gallon batch to steal the yeast cake … Continue reading

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Honey, and strange hops

Well it’s National Homebrew Day, so let’s brew! Nephew wanted to see how the brew process works so he dropped in to check it out.   I needed to make a beer for Memorial Day and a something with honey. So … Continue reading

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Oat

First a quick update on the Golden ale made for the Wine Walk. The beer was a big hit.  We were billing it as a cream ale, but I would have called it a blonde ale. Light,  slightly malty with … Continue reading

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Golden ale 

Today I brewed up a Golden Ale. A style I’ve never brewed before, but one that looks pretty basic feel to it. The local homebrew shop is part of a December wine walk and  wants to have a few beers … Continue reading

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Mix and go graff

My cider cider keg is getting low so need to get it filled soon. The black graff went over well so I’ll make another one.  This time I’ll go back to the lighter version I used to make. Like today’s … Continue reading

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Complacent

Lets face it. Brewing beer is easy. Real easy. Once you find your groove you sometimes go on autopilot. You know your basic flight path, take off and landing routines. And if something minor occurs you can quickly course adjust … Continue reading

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