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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #2 All Minced Up

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #2 All Minced Up

I opened a bottle of my second homebrew called All Minced Up. The name is inspired from the 311 song “All Mixed Up.” If you recall from previous posts, it started with a Raison d’etre base, and I added in molasses to attempt to make it taste similar to mince pie. Again, I’m attempting to review this beer from a non-biased perspective and I enlisted comments from other friends trying the beer to gauge my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Brew It Yourself, Dogfish Head

Novice Homebrewer: The Second Brew Day

Novice Homebrewer: The Second Brew Day

While I was quite pleased with my first batch, I wanted to take my second batch to another level. I felt that I didn’t have the experience to create a recipe from scratch, so I decided to use the recipe from a base beer and add something to make it my own. I again used Sam Calagione’s “Extreme Homebrewing” as a reference, utilizing the Dogfish Head Raison d’Etre as the base beer. I have been … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself