Author Archives: Mike

Brew Session – 2014-04-27

Today has been a very productive day for brewing! I cleaned out some kegs, then brewed a California style Pale Ale. A couple of weeks ago I had brewed a Vienna Lager, and I racked that into one of the … Continue reading

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Sweet Mutt Honey Nut Brown

First, let me give you the story on this one (if you don’t want to read it, just scroll down). This recipe started out as an all grain kit from Northern Brewer. Right after I ordered it, our trusty Black … Continue reading

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GoodHomebrew links for 2012-08-17

Just some neat stuff I ran across today. Want to make your own Immersion chiller? Dave Bishop shows you how on Broadford Brewer http://broadfordbrewer.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/homebrewing-building-my-immersion-chiller/ I think I mentioned somewhere that I used to have a garbage can that I would … Continue reading

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It’s Time for the State Fair Competition again already?!?!

Really? I just can’t believe that a whole year has gone by already. I still haven’t posted my score sheets from last year yet, and unbelievably, it’s time again. Where do the days go? This year, I did start brewing … Continue reading

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The Cursed Recipe

I found this Irish red recipe that looked really good, but for one reason or another, I just can’t seem to brew it right. The first time I brewed it, I didn’t realize it was a 10.5G batch. So I … Continue reading

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Mike’s Classic Saison Tasting Notes #1

Just a couple of notes here about this Saison. When I tried it directly after the state fair competition, about 2 months after brewing, I wasn’t real impressed. It was tasty enough, but it just didn’t have all the freaky … Continue reading

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Catching up on the Pipeline

I’ve often heard of a homebrewer’s beer supply as “the pipeline”. On one side of the pipeline, you’re making beer, on the other side of the pipeline, you’re drinking it. Of course, in the middle there’s a whole series of … Continue reading

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2012-01-14 Brew Session

A friend of mine who has a green thumb was kind enough to grow some hops for me. Of course I’m going to have to repay his generosity with some beer. The only issue with home grown and wild hops … Continue reading

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Back to Homebrewing

Boy is my face red. In my last post, which was about a month ago, I mentioned that I was going to brew a bock “this weekend”, well, that didn’t happen. After giving it a little more thought, and realizing … Continue reading

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I’m not Dead Yet

I know, it’s been a while. Brewing has had to be put on hold for awhile, due to those pesky life obligations. I do plan on getting through the backlog of posts here pretty soon though. I’m planning on brewing … Continue reading

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