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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

To see how Fallgasm was brewed, see Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm. After the bottle conditioning of the collaboration beer I made with my friends Tierney and Colleen was complete, I was rather excited to try it. It as inspired by the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale, and all of those things sounded like something I would like in a beer. Let’s see how it turned out in my opinion. Lincoln Abbey Fallgasm Beer Stats Style: Amber Ale Serving: … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

I was approached by my friends Tierney from Stouts and Stilettos and Colleen to brew a beer so that they could learn the process a little better. As we were trying to determine our recipe, the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spice Ale announcement hit the internet so we decided to brew a beer with a similar profile. Full disclosure: I never looked at the ingredients in the Blue Moon variation when developing the recipe, so … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

I hope that you read my post on brewing my pumpkin ale, Next of pumpKIN. Here is the tasting review. I had decent expectations going in, but I did also expect some shortcomings due to the amount of pumpkin that remained in the beer since it came out of the muslin bag. Let’s just say I was more than pleased with the results. Lincoln Abbey Next of pumpKIN Beer Stats Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 7.80% BA Score: N/A RB … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #6- Next of pumpKIN Pumpkin Ale

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #6- Next of pumpKIN Pumpkin Ale

In thinking ahead to the change of seasons and the arrival of one of my favorite styles, I decided to start putting together a pumpkin ale recipe. While the pumpkin beers arrived way too early for my taste this year, I knew that brewing at the end of August would allow me to have the beer ready for the start of fall. Obviously fresh pumpkins were not in season yet, but I elected to use … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: My First Infection

Novice Homebrewer: My First Infection

For my company’s golf outing, I agreed to brew an IPA and re-brew a batch of strawberry wheat since my coworkers loved it so much. My plan was to use the same Cooper’s kit that I used previously to make Batch #3. When I arrived at the homebrewing store, I was confronted with the fact that they did not have the Cooper’s Wheat Beer kit in stock. Therefore, I had to resort to using a … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer- Batch #5 India Pale Ale Review

Novice Homebrewer- Batch #5 India Pale Ale Review

As you may have read previously, I brewed an India Pale Ale as batch #5 for my company’s golf outing. I started with the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA recipe and made a few alterations. The brewing and secondary dry hopping was rather successful, so this post examines the most important aspect of homebrewing: the taste. Lincoln Abbey Lincoln IPA Beer Stats Style: India Pale Ale Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 6.00% BA Score: n/a RB Score: n/a … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer Batch #5- India Pale Ale

Novice Homebrewer Batch #5- India Pale Ale

My work approached me and asked if I would be interested in brewing a couple of batches for our company golf outing. At this point, any opportunity I have to brew a beer, I will accept. Everyone at work thoroughly enjoyed my strawberry wheat, so I agreed to recreate that beer for the outing, and told them I would come up with another recipe. I finally settled on making an India Pale Ale for the golf … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man Review

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man Review

My fourth homebrew was Kiwit Man, a kiwi wit aged with mangoes. As a follow up to my last post, the final gravity did not drop below 1.014 as I though it might. However, with the higher starting gravity, this beer came in at 6.1% instead of the target 5.0%, which I was very happy with. Kiwit Man Beer Stats Style: Belgian Witbier Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 6.10% BA Score: n/a RB Score: n/a … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man

I’ve become a little more adventurous with each homebrew attempt, and am looking into the ingredients and determining what I can modify to make the beer mine and not just a standard recipe. While I feel this may come around to haunt me at some point, it is certainly a learning experience each time. I get to determine how adjusting quantities of hops, types of hops, and additions of fruits can affect the outcome of the brew. … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #3- Straw Bear-E Wheat

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #3- Straw Bear-E Wheat

As I previously posted, my third batch was a Cooper’s wheat beer kit with the addition of fresh strawberries. I can’t say that wheat beers usually impress me, but strawberry wheat beers were also some of the earliest beers I drank in my transition into craft beer. I think it’s possible to make a great one, and I was wondering how mine would turn out. Lincoln Abbey Straw Bear-E Wheat Beer Stats Style: American Wheat Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 8.30% BA … Read entire article »

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