SheppyBrew website for SheppyBrew Nano-Brewery.en-usTue, 10 Jun 2003 04:00:00 GMT, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT Brew MasterSheppyComment: on Decemberfest Lager Lager Bought my ingredients at Brew Hut today. Not sure when I'll brew. Maybe this weekend, but more likely the following. 11/29/2023 12:39:06 PM4025#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Beer is almost gone. Wonderful beer. 11/28/2023 7:30:55 PM4024#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Kegged with about .5 tbsp lactic acid and the mango flavoring. Only yielded about 4.5 gallons. Didn't take a sample. Chilling in the kegerator. 11/28/2023 7:29:04 PM4023#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments Lager missed brewing a Oktoberfest beer in September / October. This is a Decemberfest lager.11/27/2023 2:08:26 PM185#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185-11/27/2023 on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Had this with Thanksgiving dinner. Tastes a lot like Breck Autumn Ale. Yummy ??11/23/2023 1:45:03 PM4022#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Killed the keg last night. Yummy amber lager for over 3 months. Great beer. 11/23/2023 1:43:12 PM4021#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments Jeepers Wild Mango Ale"Wild Mango Ale" fermented with the Philly Sour yeast.11/21/2023 7:44:02 PM223#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223-11/21/2023 on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Racked into secondary with mango puree. SG at 1.008 for a 5.3% ABV so far. Will be slightly higher with the mango. The beer isn't as sour as I thought and has a funky flavor that I'm not really a fan of. Hopefully the mango flavoring will help. I am considering adding lactic acid to help amplify the sourness, but I'll decide when I keg.11/21/2023 7:43:01 PM4020#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments of a Hootenanny 27A. Historical Beer: Kentucky Common11/20/2023 4:24:40 PM222#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222-11/20/2023 on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Doesn't seem to be much activity and the krausen is finally starting to dissipate. I think I can add fruit anytime now. Tilt says 1.011 at 68 degrees. 11/20/2023 8:56:08 AM4019#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Crystal clear. Nice and malty with a little minty flavor in the hop finish. 3 months since kegged. Still a delicious beer. 11/19/2023 12:47:10 PM4018#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments Ale 2023 version of the X-Mas Ale. This year a "wood-aged" beer.11/16/2023 8:09:54 AM224#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224-11/16/2023 on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Still chugging along. Tilt at 1.016 at 68, and the krausen looks the same. I don't think this will be ready to add fruit this weekend like planned. So, I'll probably push that secondary date out again.11/16/2023 8:06:19 AM4017#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on X-Mas Ale 2023 Ale 2023 Bought ingredients today. Noticed my Simpsons malt specs were off compared to the labels at the shop. Also, didn't have the dark Munich from Root Shoot I had specified. 8oz light 40srm. 6oz medium 68srm. 4oz x-dark 180srm. 1.5 lbs light Munich 10L. The color actually doesn't change much.11/15/2023 1:10:45 PM4016#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Even though the carbonation wasn't close, I had a few last night (Sunday). Delicious. Darker than I was expecting. Pretty clear already.11/13/2023 8:18:07 AM4015#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Still going ... Tilt says 1.025 at 67, so we're slowly getting closer. Still a very thick krausen with lots of moving yeasties in the beer. Need to push out the fruit addition a few more days.11/13/2023 8:16:45 AM4014#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Kegged. 1.008 FG puts this at 5.5% ABV, which is higher than I was planning, but oh well. Beautiful red / brown color. Nice malty flavor. Not very hoppy. Will enjoy drinking.11/11/2023 4:27:31 PM4013#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Now almost 2 months since I kegged. Still delicious.11/10/2023 4:15:13 PM4012#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Starting to get real nice and clear. Visually beautiful. Perfect combination of malty goodness and French saison yeast flavor. Pairs nicely with afternoon string cheese snack. 11/10/2023 1:31:54 PM4011#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Still chugging away with thick krausen and active swirling. Tilt says 1.035 at 68 degrees. I guess slow and steady wins the race. I'm glad I have this in a plastic vessel where I can see the activity. I would sort of like to taste a sample, but I won't. I'll just wait until I transfer to secondary. Not sure when that will be.11/10/2023 8:17:30 AM4010#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Visually, has been going pretty strong for the past couple days, but the Tilt reads 1.043 at 68 degrees. Only 5 points in two days has to be the slowest fermentation I've ever seen on the Tilt. I guess it might just be that the kraussen is affecting the reading, but still. My original schedule was to rack onto fruit Saturday, but I'm not sure I'll do that if this fermentation continues this slow.11/8/2023 8:54:12 AM4009#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Signs of fermentation, but not active yet. . I seem to have started quicker than Du. Tilt says 1.048 at 68 degrees. Took off spunding valve and put in gas connect. 11/6/2023 5:48:39 PM4008#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Yep. It blew tonight. Wonderful beer for its entire life. 11/5/2023 5:07:34 PM4007#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Brewed yesterday at Doc's Brewery on Learn to Homebrew day. Actually, did the mash ahead of time and just did the boil / cooling there. Cut the boil pretty short compared to the plan and ended up with a 1.048 OG. Cooled to around 80 or 90 and then let it cool overnight. Pitched early the next day. Am fermenting in the pressure fermenter, but once the fermentation starts, I'll put on a blow - off tube. Tilt says 1.050 at 65.11/5/2023 6:03:50 AM4006#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale I was surprised when I calculated the age of this beer. 52 days since it was kegged. Probably about half left. Mostly for the Beer Model, so it might last another couple of months. Beautiful amber. Still fairly hazy. Thick head. Wonderful biscuit flavor. Great balance. 11/3/2023 2:54:33 PM4005#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Steamacularly Common Common 76 days since this beer was kegged. 2 and a half months. Not sure how much is left, but surely there cannot be a whole lot. Nice and clear. Beautiful red color. Thick creamy head. Nice malt flavor. A little of that NB hop flavor. Nice.11/3/2023 2:49:13 PM4004#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier 96 days since kegged ... over 3 months old. Still tastes wonderful and is crystal clear. Not much left, so I'm sure it will blow soon. It is somewhat amazing that this beer lasted this long. I must just not be drinking all that much11/3/2023 2:45:55 PM4003#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Bubbling seems to have stopped. Temp still at 68. The plan is to keg next Saturday, but I might keg sooner.11/3/2023 9:32:37 AM4001#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Bought the malts today. Already had the Mango and the yeast and hops. Brew day Saturday.11/1/2023 12:12:48 PM4000#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Bubbling once every several seconds. Unplugged the pump. Temp at 68. 11/1/2023 5:33:36 AM3999#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Bubbling away, but seems to be slowing down some. I turned up the controller to 68. I'll probably turn off temp control in a day or two.10/31/2023 7:19:27 AM3998#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Fermentation started up before end of the day and was going at 64 all night. Bumped the temp control to 66. 10/30/2023 5:58:44 AM3997#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Brew day today. Probably the worst brew day I've had in quite awhile, although not really too bad. Forgot to add the grits until my mash was up around 170. Compensated with table sugar. I'll have to use grits in something else. My biggest issues were with the chilling. Frozen hoses. I thought I could use the pond pump, but the coupling broke. Ended up racking into Anvil stainless bucket fermenter and using the cooling system along with freezing ambient temperature in my garage. Took a long time to cool (actually as I'm typing this, the wort is still at 90ish). OG right at 1.052, though.10/29/2023 9:36:54 AM3996#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Love this beer. Tasting a little too clean tonight, but I'm not complaining. 10/28/2023 4:29:35 PM3995#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Just a nice solid yummy beer. Not sure how much is left. 10/28/2023 4:28:16 PM3994#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Still yummy, but has to be almost gone. If I brew this again, I think I'll call it a Vienna lager. 10/28/2023 4:27:00 PM3993#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Humdinger of a Hootenanny of a Hootenanny Bought grains at the Brew Hut yesterday. Not sure when I'll brew this.10/23/2023 8:16:05 AM3992#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=222#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Pouring from the tap. Not carbonated yet and probably could be a bit colder, but man this is a great beer. 10/20/2023 3:09:52 PM3991#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments Leaves Autumn Saison Autumnal version of my Saison series of beers. A bit higher in alcohol with some canned pumpkin in the mash.10/20/2023 6:56:53 AM97#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97-10/20/2023 on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Kegged. Tilt said 1.003 and that is exactly what I got with the hydrometer. Tastes exactly like the Autumn Saison. Sort of an Oktoberfest with French Saison flavor. Yummy beer. Chilling and carbonating in the kegerator.10/19/2023 6:43:11 PM3990#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Kraussen is completely gone. Tilt says 1.005 at 70. If this is accurate, the beer is 6.9% with a 91 ADF. Looks pretty clear, so I guess I can actually keg any time now.10/14/2023 7:29:38 AM3989#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Still going strong. Tilt says 1.022 at 72. 10/12/2023 6:59:36 AM3988#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Rocking. Tilt says 1.038 at 72. 10/11/2023 6:14:45 AM3987#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Not sure when it actually started, but at 2pm I see krausen and bubbling. Tilt says 1.050 at 69 degrees.10/10/2023 1:37:42 PM3986#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Not seeing signs of fermentation yet. If I'm not seeing anything by this evening, I'll pitch a pack of T58. Not sure that will take off either, though, the expiration on that pack is past.10/10/2023 10:00:38 AM3985#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Brew day today. I wasn't really planning on brewing today, but the work holiday and other factors made me decide to go for it. Everything went well, although I didn't have as much harvested 3711 as I thought. If the fermentation doesn't take off I might pitch some Belgium dry yeast I have. Also, the Beer Model distracted me and the end of the boil was different than planned. 1.057 OG. 10/9/2023 3:48:42 PM3984#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Leaves Autumn Saison Bought grains today. The Brew Hut didn't have my dark Munich,so I went with lower Munich and some midnight wheat. Have to change recipe. Not sure when I'll brew. 10/8/2023 1:51:48 PM3983#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Crystal clear, gorgeous beer. I think I'd do well entering this as a Vienna Lager in competition. Really great beer. 10/7/2023 4:44:45 PM3982#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Nice and clear now. More smooth. Has that nice biscuit Fat-Tire Jr. flavor. Nice amber ale. 10/6/2023 3:16:58 PM3981#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Keg blew last night. Didn't last long at all. Need to drink in more moderation. But, hazy IPAs should be consumed fresh. Stayed hazy over the couple of weeks it was on tap, so that's good I guess.10/4/2023 9:34:35 AM3980#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Tasty. The Beer Model likes it. Asked her if I should add gelatin and she said no. Nice EKG hop flavor. Not sure it's really a BPA, but it is what the Beer Model wants in a BPA.9/29/2023 2:29:11 PM3979#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Wonderful hop flavor and aroma. I think this is the only beer I've ever wanted to keep hazy. So far I'm successful. 9/28/2023 6:25:20 PM3978#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Checked into untappd. So yummy. Think it is even more brilliantly clear now. Love the gorgeous red color. 9/28/2023 6:18:44 PM3977#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Took the photo for the web page. Looks ugly-hazy, and tastes juicy with a pillowy mouth feel, so I feel like I succeeded in brewing this style. I'd like to try to brew this recipe without the haze. What should I call that IPA? 9/21/2023 6:11:40 PM3976#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale The Beer Model hasn't had this yet. Still fairly hazy, but that's fine for this style. Tastes like what I think a BPA should taste like. 9/21/2023 5:59:41 PM3975#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Beautiful crystal clear beer, which is amazing considering I skipped the gelatin. Red in color. Malty with a touch of minty / woody hop flavor. Nice clean finish. Great head. Spectacular beer. 9/21/2023 5:48:55 PM3974#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Cleared up nicely. Beautiful gold-amber color. Great carbonation with long lasting thick head. Bready cracker malt flavor. Balanced perfectly with bitterness, but not much hop flavor at all. Great beer. 9/21/2023 5:30:49 PM3973#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Right on style. Wonderful juicy hop flavor and aroma with hardly any bitterness. Soft pillowy mouthfeel. Persistent haziness so far, in fact it is actually the ugly cloudy that I dislike visually in some NEIPA's, but it is hard to be disappointed when the flavor is so perfect. 9/19/2023 12:19:10 PM3972#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Kegged. 1.010 FG. Great hop flavor. Certainly hazy. Chilling now. 9/17/2023 8:46:44 AM3971#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Hail Storm Summer Saison Storm Summer Saison Killed the keg a couple nights ago. Great to the last drop. Lasted a fairly long time and we're getting close to Autumn. Makes room for Shoddy IPA which is being kegged today. 9/17/2023 8:27:05 AM3970#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments's Belgium Pale Ale wife picked out a recipe from Brewing Classic Styles. This is that recipe with slight modifications.9/12/2023 6:39:30 PM2#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx-09/12/2023 on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Kegged. FG was at 1.012, which makes this a 5% ABV beer. About perfect for this style in my opinion.9/12/2023 6:35:56 PM3969#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Summer Lovin' American Wheat Lovin' American Wheat Keg blew. Actually great timing because I kegged Buckwheat's BPA tonight and can slide it right in. Also need this keg for Shoddy IPA soon.9/12/2023 6:33:30 PM3968#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA 1st round of dry hop is in there.9/11/2023 2:59:26 PM3967#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Hot and heavy fermentation done by the next morning. Temp strip says 84. I think the garage is now cooler than my basement, so I'm moving it inside. Will dry hop later today or tomorrow.9/11/2023 7:00:43 AM3966#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Brew day went well. Overnight mash. Up at 5am. Pitched before 6:30am. Yeast was chugging away before noon. Smelling lots of hop aroma at 7pm in the garage. 9/10/2023 5:40:51 PM3965#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Summer Lovin' American Wheat Lovin' American Wheat Orange zest still comes through great. Wrong last much longer. 9/8/2023 6:01:23 PM3964#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comments on Hail Storm Summer Saison Storm Summer Saison Yummy. 9/8/2023 6:00:06 PM3963#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Really clean malt flavor. Perfect balance. Just a touch of Northern Brewer hops. Wonderful beer. 9/8/2023 5:59:32 PM3962#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Really liking this beer. Great cracker malt flavor. Starting to clear. 9/8/2023 5:57:39 PM3961#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Shoddy IPA IPA Bought ingredients at Tom's. Brewing Sunday (probably)9/7/2023 4:07:37 PM3960#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=221#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Tilt says 1.016 at 68. PSI at 10. Really looking nice and clear. Should keg this up soon. 9/6/2023 6:32:35 AM3959#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Steamacularly Common Common I'm pretty good with the clarity. Don't think I'll add gelatin to this batch. 9/2/2023 3:13:07 PM3958#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Good temperature. I think the carbonation is about right. I just need some of this to settle. Not sure if / when I'll add gelatin.9/1/2023 4:15:48 PM3957#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Gypsy Magic finally kicked, so this moves right into that spot in the kegerator. Chilling now. 8/31/2023 2:58:02 PM3956#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde Magic Bière de Garde Finally killed this keg. Been thinking it was almost gone for quite awhile now. Putting Steamacularly Common on tap in its place.8/31/2023 2:54:20 PM3955#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=218#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale 3 days in a row of Tilt reading 1.017. And ... the yeast seems to be flocculating really well. I'm a little surprised the beer finished so quickly and the antennation seems to be as low as it is. But ... the Tilt isn't always real accurate, so I guess we'll see when we keg. One of the reasons I use this yeast is for the lower attenuation and therefore more body in the beer, so it's all good. Even so, I'd like a couple more points than what the reading is.8/30/2023 7:20:54 AM3954#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Tilt says 1.017 at 69 degrees. Beer already looking fairly clear. Still a tiny bit of kraussen. Spunding right at 5 psi. 8/29/2023 6:10:43 AM3953#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Tilt down to 1.017 at 71 degrees. Spunding valve reads 3psi. Didn't even realize I could get it that low. Kraussen already thinning. 8/28/2023 5:51:58 AM3952#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Yeast got started sometime last night. Going strong today. 15 psi. Letting out some pressure. Tilt already down 11 points to 1.038. 70 degrees. 8/27/2023 6:42:28 AM3951#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale Brew day today. The Beer Model was the Brew Master. Pre-boil and OG were a bit low, but volume was high, so we probably added too much water at the beginning. All good, though. Beer fermenting in the pressure fermenter. 8/26/2023 2:18:52 PM3950#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Yummy beer. Not helles colored. More amber / Vienna lager. Nice cracker flavor. Clean. Crisp. Nice and dry. ??8/26/2023 11:50:40 AM3949#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Hail Storm Summer Saison Storm Summer Saison It is sort of funny... When I started brewing "Seasonal Saisons" I would never have called Saison my favorite style. It probably is now. At least if I brew it. It is still a style I'm picky about. I love mine though. French Saison 3711 ftw. 8/26/2023 10:23:38 AM3948#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments on Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde Magic Bière de Garde Clarity is great now. I can't imagine a whole lot of this is left. Nice and malty. Clean. Great balance but a bit on the malty sweet side. 8/26/2023 10:05:02 AM3947#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=218#comments on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale's Belgium Pale Ale The Beer Model wants to brew this. Got ingredients today at Brew Hut. Will brew tomorrow. 8/25/2023 3:20:57 PM3946#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Kegged today. At the end, Tilt read 1.008 at 67 degrees. Hydrometer said 1.010. This makes the beer 5.3% ABV. Not nearly as much crud as the Gypsy Magic, but the beer was not that clear either. Flavor about what I would expect from the recipe, although not quite as hoppy as I was expecting. I will have to "lager" at room temp for awhile ... no room in the beer fridge or kegerator. Did get about half a gallon extra into a growler.8/19/2023 6:30:21 AM3945#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Hail Storm Summer Saison Storm Summer Saison Love this beer. Not sure how much longer it will last. 8/18/2023 3:38:22 PM3944#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Tilt says 1.008 at 68. Kegging soon. Am really looking forward to comparing this beer to Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde. Same yeast. Similar malt bill (although much lower ABV). Should be significantly hoppier. But we'll see.8/17/2023 8:26:25 AM3943#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde Magic Bière de Garde This is a really nice beer. My only problem with it is the high ABV sneaks up on me on BBQ days. I'm kegging Steamacularly Common this weekend and am really looking forward to comparing these two beers. 8/17/2023 8:24:33 AM3942#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=218#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Tilt says 1.009 at 68 degrees. Will probably keg this weekend, but I don't know when I'll have room in the fridge or kegerator.8/14/2023 2:20:39 PM3941#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Carbonation is perfect. Beautiful gold / amber color. Thick creamy head. I love the malt flavor. Practically no hop flavor, but the bitterness is balanced nicely.8/11/2023 2:38:49 PM3940#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Bubbling really slowed down overnight. Tilt says 1.011 at 68. If this is accurate, this means the fermentation should be about done. Unplugged the cooling pump this morning.8/9/2023 6:55:43 AM3939#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Still bubbling strong. Tilt says 1.019 at 65 degrees. Set the temp control to 68. I will probably unplug the pump by the end of the day.8/8/2023 7:56:15 AM3938#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Steamacularly Common Common When I got up, there was bubbling and the Tilt had dropped a couple of points to 1.047. Temperature right around 60F. Will be bumping that up a few degrees over the day to hopefully settle at about 65 degrees.8/7/2023 7:49:06 AM3937#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Steamacularly Common Common Brew day today. Everything went well. Got started a little before 6am. Took a break for church, letting the mash drain while away. Still had some liquid out when I squeezed the bag. Pre-boil gravity and volume was pretty much right on target. OG right on as well. Got the yeast pitched a little before 11am at 57ish degrees. Will hold at 60 for a day and let raise to 64ish after that.8/6/2023 10:28:39 AM3936#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=220#comments on Summer Lovin' American Wheat Lovin' American Wheat Perfectly carbonated. Nice and clear. Beautiful yellow almost gold color. Zest comes through nicely. Great summer beer. 8/4/2023 4:45:01 PM3935#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comments on Hail Storm Summer Saison Storm Summer Saison Pouring perfect. Tastes exactly as it should. Nice French saison flavor. Great hoppy finish. Wonderful summer beer. 8/4/2023 4:06:14 PM3934#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Carbonation is close, but not quite perfect yet. Nice copper color. Great cracker malt flavor. Good balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Clean fermentation. Loving this beer already, but I think it will be spectacular once the carbonation gets higher and it clears up some.8/4/2023 2:53:12 PM3933#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments on Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde Magic Bière de Garde I'm liking this beer now. I suspect it won't last real long. Nice malt profile. Clean. Balanced a little on the sweet side. Dangerously drinkable. Nice beer.7/31/2023 7:14:32 AM3932#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=218#comments on Helles Won't Kellerbier Won't Kellerbier Kegged. Screwed up the pressure transfer again by getting the liquid and gas lines mixed up. Need to pay better attention. It doesn't seem to have caused quite as much trub mixing as previous cock-ups. 1.012 FG (right on plan). Flavor very similar to TRASH. Think I'm really going to like this beer once some of the trub clears out. 7/30/2023 7:07:27 AM3931#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=219#comments