SheppyBrewhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/Homebrewing website for SheppyBrew Nano-Brewery.en-usTue, 10 Jun 2003 04:00:00 GMThttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSheppyBrewhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMThttp://www.sheppybrew.com/rss/RSSHandler.ashxSheppySheppyBrew Brew MasterSheppyHelles in a Hand Bock-skethttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/bocksket.aspx?04_11_2024My first Maibock, and Category 5 representative of my <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/12/sheppybrew-styles.html">brewing category goal</a>. 4/11/2024 8:36:52 AM75#/recipes/bocksket.aspx-04/11/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Helles in a Hand Bock-skethttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#comment5163Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Updating the recipe a bit. Need to get this brewed in late April or early May.4/11/2024 8:34:40 AM5163#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoAlex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228&d=04_10_2024The Beer Model designed this recipe with the help of ChatGPT.4/10/2024 12:11:41 PM228#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228-04/10/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5162Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Drinking in the 2024 Colorado Pint glass that I picked up today at lunch. Carbonation where I want it. Zest and coriander coming through very "tangeriney". I like this beer at the moment. We'll have to see what the Beer Model thinks when she tries it.4/10/2024 11:57:07 AM5162#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5161Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Added more zest and coriander yesterday. Gave it a try today. Lots more citrus. Still thin, but tasting pretty good. 4/7/2024 1:55:45 PM5161#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5160Mardi Bock Friday day drinking. Not sure what to say about the beer other than what I've already said. Bready. Toasty. Caramel. Rich. Clean. Beautiful. Wonderful. Great. Gorgeous. Yummy. If I remember next time I make this, I might increase the mash temp to reduce the ABV a bit. 4/5/2024 2:52:43 PM5160#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5159McShepardSons Irish Ale Yummy yummy yummy. Day drinking on a beautiful front range Spring day. Luckily this is really low ABV. Such a gorgeous red with great clarity. Nice malty bread flavor with subtle floral hop finish. Wonderful beer.4/4/2024 2:47:33 PM5159#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5158Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Hoppy Easter. Not sure what else to say about this beer. So wonderful. So flavorful. Perfect light lager with more hop and malt flavor. Love. This. Beer. 3/31/2024 11:24:42 AM5158#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5157Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Gave a taste to the Beer Model Brew Master. She wants more citrus and more body. I told her we could add more zest and/or coriander and/or dry hops for the citrus. Not really anything to do about the body. She's thinking about it. 3/31/2024 8:49:43 AM5157#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5156McShepardSons Irish Ale Happy Easter Eve. Clarity is awesome. Wonderful flavor. Yummy. ??3/30/2024 6:22:21 PM5156#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5155Mardi Bock Easter Eve. So beautiful. Nice Munich Malt beer. Yummy. Not sure how much is left, but I think a decent amount. 3/30/2024 5:25:59 PM5155#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5154Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Into the beer fridge. Was out on the patio with gas on it. So ... May have a decent carbonation... Or may need more once chilled. 3/30/2024 5:20:57 PM5154#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5153Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Killed the keg. Wonderful beer while it lasted. Makes room for GPT Wheat. 3/30/2024 4:16:59 PM5153#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5152Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Kegged. Tilt said 1.006 at 64 degrees. Hydrometer said 1.006 as well. Beer is pretty good. Light and a little tart. Tangerine flavor is very faint. 4.7% ABV.3/28/2024 9:38:51 AM5152#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5151Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Tilt says 1.007 at 63 degrees. Krausen gone and the clarity looks good. This is ready to keg. I'm sure I'll get this into a keg soon. I don't have room in the kegerator or beer fridge, so I can't start chilling yet.3/25/2024 8:31:49 AM5151#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5150Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Really a great beer. Love the cracker malt flavor. Love the flowery Nobel hops. Love the clean finish. Love how beautiful it is. Such a wonderful beer. 3/22/2024 4:10:08 PM5150#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5149Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Such a uniquely delicious beer. Won't last much longer, but I'll enjoy it while I can. 3/21/2024 5:25:13 PM5149#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5148McShepardSons Irish Ale Clarity much better than it was on St. Patrick's Day. Nice carbonation. Great red color. Wonderful malt flavor with a touch of caramelly roast. The English EKG hops provide a subtle floral, spicy note.3/21/2024 10:54:17 AM5148#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5147Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Tilt says 1.011 at 64 degrees. There isn't a lot of movement or bubbling, but there is still lots of krausen and the beer is extremely hazy. I was originally thinking I'd keg on Sunday, but it isn't looking like it will be ready at that point.3/21/2024 7:08:09 AM5147#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoMelting Stream Spring Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105&d=03_19_2024My Spring version of the seasonal saison. This one is light in color and very hoppy. It is also a little higher in alcohol than my other saisons, but still in style.3/19/2024 12:29:21 PM105#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105-03/19/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Melting Stream Spring Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comment5146Melting Stream Spring Saison Got the recipe updated for 2024. This will be the 10th time brewing this beer! Wow! Probably brewing in early April.3/19/2024 12:29:06 PM5146#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5145Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Seems to be slowing down some. Tilt says 1.019 at 65 degrees.3/19/2024 8:30:14 AM5145#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5144Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Going strong. Tilt says 1.029 at 65 degrees. 3/18/2024 7:52:42 AM5144#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5143Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Fermentation started up sometime today. Now at 1.039 63 degrees. 3/17/2024 6:25:13 PM5143#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5142Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat The remainder of the brew day went well. Yeast pitched and most of the cleanup done by 2:00 pm. OG right at 1.042. Almost 6 gallons in the fermenter. Yeast pitch at about 57 degrees. We'll see how fermentation goes.3/16/2024 1:05:37 PM5142#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5141Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Brew Day today with the Beer Model. Our mash efficiency was horrible with a 1.029 pre-boil gravity. Added about half a pound each of dme and table sugar. Not sure why. Maybe such a high percentage of wheat?3/16/2024 10:22:56 AM5141#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5140Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Nice clarity, although it is too black to actually see through. Nice ruby highlights when held up to the light. Wonderful French saison flavor blended with the black malt and fruity hops. Such a wonderful beer.3/15/2024 4:12:03 PM5140#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5139Mardi Bock Crystal clear. Can read through this beer now. Gorgeous red color. Rich bread malt flavor. No hop flavor, but nicely balanced between bitterness and malt sweetness.3/15/2024 4:08:38 PM5139#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5138Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Crystal clear. Can read through this beer now. Wonderful light crackery malt flavor. Can taste the saaz and Tettnang hops in the finish. Wonderful clean delicate beer. 3/15/2024 4:07:10 PM5138#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5137McShepardSons Irish Ale Poured a pint. Great red color. Rich malty flavor with maybe a touch of caramel roast. Carbonation not near where it needs to be as a finished product, but it will get there. That's how it goes in the beer fridge. 3/13/2024 5:27:10 PM5137#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#comment5136Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat Got this recipe into Beer Smith and ordered / picked up the ingredients yesterday. Planning on brewing this coming Saturday.3/11/2024 9:20:40 AM5136#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=228#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoMcShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200&d=03_09_2024Double batch of an Irish red. Half brewed with an English ale yeast and half with Kviek 3/9/2024 8:34:43 AM200#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200-03/09/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5135McShepardSons Irish Ale Kegged today. Pressure transfer took FOREVER! About 40 minutes. Eventually I figured out that the liquid out disconnect wasn't fully engaged. If I pushed it down, it would flow better. It seems to be the disconnect, because I tried another and it worked much better. The beer FG was 1.012, which makes this a 3.8% ABV beer. Nice Irish Red flavor. Chilling now. Will be ready to drink by St. Paddy's Day.3/9/2024 8:33:50 AM5135#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5134Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Great clarity. Nice thick white head. Wonderful lace. Crisp clean malt flavor with just enough noble hop flavor to know it is there. Wonderful beer.3/7/2024 3:43:18 PM5134#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5133Mardi Bock Checked into untappd. Noticed that I never checked in the 2023 version. Oh well. Great bready Munich malt flavor. Not too sweet. Great balance. Wonderful thick head and carbonation is about perfect. Not as clear as I would like, but I'm ok with that for now.3/7/2024 3:15:13 PM5133#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5132McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.014 at 63 degrees. The beer has settled quite a bit, and is close to the clarity as it was before I released the pressure. Might not be quite there, or it might just be my imagination.3/6/2024 8:16:22 AM5132#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5131McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.015 at 63. Yesterday, I released the pressure to push more liquid out of the keg. Glad I didn't wait to do that later in the week because the release of pressure bought trub up into solution and now the beer isn't as clear. Still have a few days before kegging, so hopefully it will clear up again before kegging.3/5/2024 8:08:22 AM5131#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5130McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.014 at 64 degrees. Nice and clear. No krausen. Can probably keg at any time. The fermenter has built up about 5psi.3/4/2024 8:52:24 AM5130#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5129Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Checked into untappd today. Great French Saison flavor made unique by the black malt base and the fruity hop flavor. Wonderful beer. Think the keg is about half empty.2/29/2024 3:22:35 PM5129#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5128McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.015 at 64 degrees. Krausen just about gone. Beer starting to clear up some, but still has quite a ways to go. Since the rest of the keg liquid obviously isn't going to get pushed out, I decided to put on the spunding valve to see if the keg accumulated any more pressure.2/29/2024 9:18:02 AM5128#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5127Mardi Bock Poured a pint at the high psi. Still needs carbonation, but head retention is awesome. Color is perfect, but need the gelatin to work more. Nice bready malt flavor with enough bitterness to balance nicely. Great beer. 2/28/2024 6:15:19 PM5127#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5126McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.018 at 66 degrees. Fermentation is still going but slowing down quite a bit. The keg is about half full still and isn't currently draining at all. I wonder if it isn't fully sealed. Anyway, I expect fermentation will be basically done in the next couple of days.2/28/2024 9:17:07 AM5126#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5125Mardi Bock Added gelatin. Set the keg pressure to 25ish.2/27/2024 10:53:02 AM5125#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5124McShepardSons Irish Ale Tilt says 1.024 at 66 degrees. The liquid is finally trickling out of the keg. I'm not sure if the rate is high enough to finish before this beer is at finishing gravity. I guess we'll see.2/27/2024 8:01:51 AM5124#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5123McShepardSons Irish Ale Signs of fermentation today, although Tilt says 1.043. Let the pressure build up overnight and connected the keg this morning. Quite a lot of water pushed out of the keg right away, but still a bunch in there. 62 degrees. 2/26/2024 6:54:49 AM5123#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment5122Decemberfest Lager The keg blew tonight. Started out a little shaky, but by the end was a wonderful amber lager. 2/25/2024 8:56:43 PM5122#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5121McShepardSons Irish Ale Brewed today. Longer mash and let heat up to 195F while I was away at church. Pitched at about 57. Fermenting in the Chubby. Going to connect to a keg to let the CO2 push liquid out. OG was right on plan at 1.041.2/25/2024 2:43:05 PM5121#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comment5120X-Mas Ale 2023 Cleaning out the keg. The wood spirals seem to have more wood aroma in them. Thought about saving them for future brew, but not sure when I'll want that flavor again. 2/25/2024 9:58:40 AM5120#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5119McShepardSons Irish Ale Picked up the ingredients. Looks like I'm brewing tomorrow.2/24/2024 3:28:25 PM5119#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoMardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153&d=02_24_2024A nice little bock recipe that I hope to enjoy during Lent.2/24/2024 1:24:00 PM153#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153-02/24/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5118Mardi Bock Kegged. Got the whole thing done with closed transfer. FG at 1.014, which makes this a 6.8% beer. Nice bock-like flavor, although maybe a bit more balanced than a typical sweet bock. Chilling in the kegerator. Collected yeast for next lager.2/24/2024 1:22:38 PM5118#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment5117McShepardSons Irish Ale Ordering ingredients. Not sure when I'll brew.2/23/2024 5:11:36 PM5117#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSaid Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225&d=02_23_2024Roll-a-style Czech Pale Lager. Recipe "generated" by Chat GPT.2/23/2024 3:41:47 PM225#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225-02/23/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5116Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager My son stopped by last night with a few friends. His friends sampled the beers I have on tap, and said they liked them. This was one of those beers.2/22/2024 8:16:54 AM5116#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment5115Decemberfest Lager My son stopped by last night with a few friends. His friends sampled the beers I have on tap, and said they liked them. This was one of those beers.2/22/2024 8:16:24 AM5115#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5114Arctic Vortex Winter Saison My son stopped by last night with a few friends. His friends sampled the beers I have on tap, and said they liked them. This was one of those beers.2/22/2024 8:15:59 AM5114#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5113Mardi Bock Unplugged on Sunday (not Saturday as I said in the last comment). Tilt has been at 1.015 this whole time. Temperature has been rising pretty steadily over the past few days and is now at 63 degrees. 2/20/2024 1:44:17 PM5113#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment5112Decemberfest Lager This is almost gone. 2/19/2024 6:35:34 PM5112#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5111Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Really a yummy beer. 2/19/2024 5:41:52 PM5111#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoX-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224&d=02_19_20242023 version of the X-Mas Ale. This year a "wood-aged" beer.2/19/2024 5:40:56 PM224#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224-02/19/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comment5110X-Mas Ale 2023 Killed the keg. Yummy while it lasted. Now I have room for Mardi Bock. ??2/18/2024 2:44:19 PM5110#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comment5109X-Mas Ale 2023 Gorgeous red clear beer. Tasting awesome. Nice woody flavor that gives this almost a wine character. Pairs nicely with shortbread girl scout cookies. Beer can't last much longer. 2/17/2024 6:17:53 PM5109#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5108Mardi Bock Tilt says 1.015 at 57 degrees. This is probably close to terminal gravity. Bumped the temp up another degree. Will probably unplug cooling pump later today. 2/17/2024 4:32:51 AM5108#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5107Mardi Bock Still bubbling away. Tilt says 1.027 at 56. Control set to 55. I think I'll keep the temp control going for at least another couple of days. Might let this go longer than the planned two weeks, but I guess we'll see.2/15/2024 7:59:01 AM5107#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoMcShepardSons Irish Ale (previous recipes)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=226&d=02_13_2024Archive page for McShepardSons Irish Ale.2/13/2024 2:54:33 PM226#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=226-02/13/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5106Mardi Bock Going strong. Tilt says 1.043 at 52 degrees. Bumping temp up a degree to 53. 2/13/2024 7:02:20 AM5106#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5105Mardi Bock Bubbling early morning. Tilt says 1.057 at 53 degrees while the controller says 52. Setting the temp control to 52. 2/12/2024 6:43:15 AM5105#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5104Mardi Bock Brewed today. Everything went pretty well although I had to add some table sugar to get up to planned pre-boil gravity. I need to remember next time to reduce my brew house efficiency on this since it is a big beer. Nice and cold out so I was able to get chilled into the 50's easily. OG right at 1.065.2/11/2024 11:51:06 AM5104#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment5103Decemberfest Lager Even though this isn't the best this recipe has ever turned out ... still good. 2/9/2024 5:36:32 PM5103#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5102Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Yes, I really love this beer. The spent hops gave it a really unique extra layer of flavor. Combined with the wonderful beer it has always been ... man this is great.2/9/2024 5:34:38 PM5102#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5101Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Slow-pour style now. Gorgeous thick white head with beautiful lace. Nice yummy beer. Wonderful hoppy flavor with a wonderful light crisp malt base. Fairly low alcohol means I can drink tons. Going to be a favorite here for as long as it lasts. Since this is one both the Beer Model and I will enjoy, it probably won't last long.2/9/2024 4:39:20 PM5101#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5100Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Wonderful beer. Still needs carbonation and clarity, but it tastes fantastic.??2/7/2024 5:33:56 PM5100#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5099Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Kicked Golly Jeepers on Saturday. Cleaned the draft line and the tap of the right side of the kegerator yesterday. Put this keg in that spot. I expect I'll add gelatin today sometime and hook up the gas.2/5/2024 8:01:36 AM5099#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comment5098Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Killed the keg. Just in time to get Said Strumpet in the kegerator. 2/3/2024 9:00:41 PM5098#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoGolly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223&d=02_03_2024"Wild Mango Ale" fermented with the Philly Sour yeast.2/3/2024 8:59:40 PM223#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223-02/03/2024http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5097Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Carbonation perfect now. Perfect beer. 2/3/2024 12:15:13 PM5097#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5096Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Kegged. FG a little lower than planned at 1.007. Looked nice and clear going into keg. Really nice hop flavor. I think we're going to really love this beer. Harvested yeast. Don't have tap space open yet but should have some soon. 2/3/2024 11:41:23 AM5096#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment5095Decemberfest Lager Gorgeous beer. Tasting good. 2/2/2024 1:36:34 PM5095#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#comment5094Golly Jeepers Wild Mango Ale Really a nice light sour with just the right amount of mango. This has to be about gone now. While I'm enjoying it now, I'm ready to move on to other beers. For awhile I was thinking I wanted to brew this again this year, but I've decided that I probably won't. Maybe someday, just not soon.2/2/2024 1:31:57 PM5094#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=223#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5093Mardi Bock Picked up ingredients today at Tom's. Still not sure when I'll brew.2/2/2024 12:04:24 PM5093#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5092Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Wow! I love this. I think the spent hops give it a really hoppy flavor that really works well in this beer. Carbonation probably not quite right yet, but omg this is delicious. ??2/1/2024 5:55:40 PM5092#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comment5091X-Mas Ale 2023 Checked into untapped. Really love this beer right now. The wood flavor seems about perfect. Not sure how much longer this will last, but I have to think not long. That's ok. I'll need the kegerator. 2/1/2024 5:48:01 PM5091#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5090Mardi Bock Put in my order to Tom's Brew Shop. Not sure when I'll pick it up or when I'll brew.1/31/2024 10:37:39 AM5090#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5089Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Pretty much no bubbling now. Temperature reading 62 degrees. Will probably keg this weekend.1/30/2024 8:54:50 AM5089#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5088Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Was away for a few days, so this got to chill. It's not very carbonated, but man this tastes fantastic!1/29/2024 4:41:38 PM5088#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5087Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Bubbling has slowed down considerably. Decided to unplug the cooling pump this morning.1/26/2024 9:41:26 AM5087#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mardi Bockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#comment5086Mardi Bock Lent is coming up, so Fat Tuesday is going to be here soon. 2/13/2024.1/26/2024 8:44:48 AM5086#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=153#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2023http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#comment5085X-Mas Ale 2023 I used the beer gun (for the first time in I-dont-know-how-long) to fill 4 bombers. Really liking the base beer and the wood is a nice treat too. It will be interesting to see how this holds up. The keg feels like it is really close to empty.1/25/2024 5:45:14 PM5085#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=224#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5083Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Decided to keg today. The tilt said 1.008. Hydrometer 1.004. Seems like more hoppy than I remember previous batches. OMG the sample was sooooooooo guuud. I am not harvesting this yeast, so the Spring Saison will be a fresh pitch. Can't wait to drink this "for real". 1/25/2024 4:15:24 PM5083#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5082Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Forgot to switch out ice bottles last night, and the temperature was up to 59 this morning. Set the controller to 58. Fermentation continues to be strong.1/24/2024 9:36:17 AM5082#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5081Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Fermentation started going strong sometime yesterday afternoon. I raised the temperature controller from 50 to 52 overnight. I plan to raise another degree each day until Friday and then let it go where ambient temperature takes it.1/23/2024 11:39:46 AM5081#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5080Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Brew day yesterday went well. Overnight mash. 1.040 OG ... right on plan. Chilled to under 50 with just the flowing water. Spilled most of the S-23 so I also put in a pack of W-34/70. Not seeing fermentation signs yet today.1/22/2024 8:03:37 AM5080#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5079Arctic Vortex Winter Saison seems to done. Tilt says 1.009 at 64 degrees.1/22/2024 8:00:28 AM5079#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5078Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Still a fair amount of krausen, but the movement of the yeast seems to have stopped and the clarity is pretty high. Tilt still says 1.011. 67 degrees. Not kegging for another week, so we'll see how much attenuation I get in the next few days. Generally, this yeast does tend to get 5 or 6 points even when it seems to be done.1/19/2024 8:14:43 AM5078#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#comment5077Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager Bought ingredients at Tom's Brew Shop. Used Proximity Pilsen - Colorado Pilsner Malt, Proximity Dextrin Malt, and Proximity Munich 10 Malt. Hoping to brew this weekend.1/18/2024 1:04:37 PM5077#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=225#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5076Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Tilt is down to 1.011 at 68 degrees. Still a very thick krausen and some movement, but certainly slowing down.1/17/2024 10:05:20 AM5076#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5075Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Tilt says 1.025 at 68 degrees. Not nearly as vigorous as it was yesterday morning, but still going strong. Ended up not needing blow-off tube. We are back to the airlock.1/16/2024 9:23:14 AM5075#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5074Arctic Vortex Winter Saison In the brewery's secret liaison, A black Saison, a unique creation. Dark as the night, With flavors just right, A brewing masterpiece, a toast's proclamation!1/15/2024 11:26:46 AM5074#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5073Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Fermentation took off strong overnight. Put in a blow-off tube. Tilt says 1.045 at 71 degrees. Nice to see the starter worked. 1/15/2024 5:40:13 AM5073#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment5072Arctic Vortex Winter Saison 2:45 before I felt the temperature was low enough to pitch. Tilt said 76 at that point. 1/14/2024 2:50:33 PM5072#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico