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 MasterSheppyComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1421Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Bomber on Easter Sunday. Still very hop-forward, but really much more balanced. Raised my untappd rating to 4. Very good.4/20/2014 10:59:58 AM1421#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoT.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90&d=04_20_2014Sort of a lighter colored Vienna Lager with a Mexican Lager Yeast(White Labs #WLP940).4/20/2014 9:33:03 AM90#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90-04/20/2014http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1420She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Keg died last night. Sort of surprised it lasted as long as it did. Was still a nucw beer to have on tap.4/20/2014 6:26:58 AM1420#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1419T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Poured myself a liter. Really like this beer. Carbonation about right.4/18/2014 4:52:30 PM1419#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1418T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Little taster of my T.RA.SH. Mexican lager. Nice Vienna malt flavor with significant Nobel hops. Carbonating nicely, but need a few more days to be perfect. A little light in color for a Vienna lager. Probably a bit dark for a helles. PETs are firming up, but still have a long way to go.4/16/2014 8:06:00 PM1418#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#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#comment1417Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Killed Gnasty, so I moved this into the keggerator.4/14/2014 3:39:41 PM1417#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1416T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Also, bottled 5 liter PETs.4/14/2014 3:36:43 PM1416#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1415T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Kegged yesterday. Gravity was down to 1.011, which makes this a 5% ABV beer. That is about perfect for this beer, I think. I like the flavor. Have it in my beer fridge carbonating at about 20psi. Will probably turn that down a bit tonight.4/14/2014 3:34:13 PM1415#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1414Gnasty the Gnome ESB Killed the keg today. Was surprised that this finished up before SWMBO. Nice to have the empty keg, though. Need it for TRASH.4/12/2014 7:26:48 PM1414#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1413T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Took a little gravity sample. 1.016 puts it at 4.5 abv. I expect it will come down a bit over the next few days. Color is a bit lower than the typical Vienna Lager, but that is by design. A bit thin in body, but that is also by design. Has nice breast malt flavor and more flaural hop flavor than I thought I was going to get. Nice pleasant easy drinking beer.4/7/2014 7:09:34 PM1413#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1412T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Still bubbling a tiny bit and still some movement 66.4/7/2014 5:01:11 PM1412#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1411T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Took carboy out of the gott cooler last night. At about 60 now. Will let this ferment warm for about a week and see where we are.4/5/2014 3:46:06 AM1411#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1410T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Still pretty steady bubbling, but the kraussen is disappearing. Last night, the cooling water was up to 60. Adding some ice brought it down to 55ish. Will probably remove from water tonight and let temp move up into the 60s.4/4/2014 6:25:35 AM1410#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1409T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager 52 bubbling away, although has never gotten nearly as rigorous as my typical ale fermentation. Think maybe the kraussen is starting to fall. Think I'll let the water heat up into mid-50s.4/2/2014 6:12:21 AM1409#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1408T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Fermentation temp right at 50F right now.3/31/2014 5:40:01 PM1408#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on T.RA.SH. Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#comment1407T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager Brewed yesterday. Everything went well except I was sick as a dog most of the day. Had a 104 fever towards the end of the day. But, got the yeast pitched right at the correct temperature and the OG was perfect.3/31/2014 5:39:43 PM1407#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=90#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoArctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89&d=03_28_2014Saison recipe with enough Midnight Wheat Malt to make the beer dark brown to black.3/28/2014 6:27:20 AM89#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89-03/28/2014http://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#comment1406Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Had my first taste of this beer this afternoon. I really really like this beer. Has a bit of the farmhouse, mostly in the aroma. Lots of spiciness from the yeast and hops. Just a bit of chocolate. There is a little berry character in the mid-flavor. Nice head. Really great beer. Yum!3/14/2014 7:28:56 PM1406#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSchnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86&d=03_08_2014A 10% ABV American Barleywine. The last of the BJCP categories I need to brew. 3/8/2014 10:54:09 AM86#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86-03/08/2014http://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#comment1405Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Kegged today. Still at 1.006, so that is what I am calling my FG. Farmhouse flavor nicely subdued. Not sure if that is due to the dark wheat malt or the low fermentation temperature. Will probably be drinking next weekend.3/8/2014 10:37:58 AM1405#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1404Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Had the litter pet bottle over several hours on a Friday afternoon-evening. Carbonation was really good. Very happy with a huge wine-like malt bill. Think it needs some age to mellow out the his, but I am pretty pleased with this beer so far.3/8/2014 9:17:47 AM1404#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#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#comment1403Arctic Vortex Winter Saison 1.006 puts the abv at 5.6. Really like the malt flavor with the saison yeast. Really nice clarity on this beer.3/6/2014 7:57:45 PM1403#/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#comment1402Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Took sample. Tastes awesome. Gravity at 1.008 for a 5.4 abv. Would like to see that go to 1.005 or so, but we'll see. Still lots of yeast in suspension. Nice yeast flavor. Nice Saaz hop spiciness. 3/1/2014 7:29:13 AM1402#/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#comment1401Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Bubbling stopped sometime yesterday. May move it to a secondary sometime this weekend or may just let it sit in primary another week.2/28/2014 7:00:50 AM1401#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1400Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Put the keg under 30psi at room temperature.I have few enough bottles in my beer fridge that maybe I will put the keg in there soon.2/26/2014 8:57:47 PM1400#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1399She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Increasing the psi seems like it was the right idea. Finally getting a little head on a little sample of this beer.2/26/2014 8:49:02 PM1399#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1397Gnasty the Gnome ESB Took a lurk little sample. Nice and holy with a firm bitterness. Good head formation and retention. Great golf color. Certainly more inline with what I think an ESB should be than the last batch.2/26/2014 8:46:32 PM1397#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#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#comment1396Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Kraussen starting to die, but still movement in the beer. Still bubbling from the airlock.2/26/2014 8:42:30 PM1396#/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#comment1395Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Still lots of kraussen. Temp at 68. 2/25/2014 7:10:51 AM1395#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1394Gnasty the Gnome ESB Chilled outside under 25 or so psi last night. Put into the keggerator at 20psi today.2/24/2014 7:09:06 AM1394#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#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#comment1393Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Note worthy: until about 1pm, I was not sure I would have this year. My LHBS gave me a call and I had to go pick it up. Therefore, I did not have time for a starter. Smacked on my way out of LHBS. Pitched when I got back home. Then, took off for a weekend in the mountains. Yeast was going pretty strong when I got home. 2/23/2014 7:18:11 PM1393#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1392She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Carbonation is still way too low. I've has the gas at 15psi for long enough that this should be over-carbonated. Turned the pressure up to 20. Will see what happens.2/23/2014 5:59:04 PM1392#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1391Gnasty the Gnome ESB Kegged today. FG is 1.011, considerably lower than last time I measured. This puts my abv at 5.9. Nice firm bitterness. Nice floral hop character. Beautiful color. Malt maybe not as rich as last batch, but certainly closer to an ESB than before. Success!2/23/2014 4:42:05 PM1391#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#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#comment1390Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Brewing today. Realized I had the wrong mash profile on this recipe. Caught it before the sparge, so it is all good.2/21/2014 7:13:59 AM1390#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1389Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Well, I just tried one of the bombers. No carbonation at all. Nice malt and hops, but very flat. Not sure if I should attempt to fix the other bottles somehow or just let them sit longer.2/20/2014 5:48:23 PM1389#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1388Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine The PET bottle took much longer to firm up than I'm used to. I was actually thinking that maybe I under primed this bottle. When I checked it today, it was much harder, though. Not sure if this is because of such high alcohol or just colder conditioning temps.2/16/2014 1:37:04 PM1388#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1387Gnasty the Gnome ESB Dry hopped into a secondary fermentor. Ended up using the rest of the EKG, which was 1.75 oz as opposed to the 1.5 of the recipe. Gravity at 1.016, putting the abv at 5.3. Sample nice and hoppy. Color much more esb-like than last batch. Should be a great beer in a corrupt weeks.2/16/2014 11:03:28 AM1387#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#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#comment1386Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Searched Arctic Vortex on rate beer. Did not find a beer with this name. Should I kook into trademarking it?2/13/2014 8:23:03 PM1386#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1385Gnasty the Gnome ESB Was going strong last night at 68. Pretty much done now. Starting to clear up a bit.2/13/2014 5:36:53 PM1385#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#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#comment1384Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Got the grains today. Already have the hops. My LHBS didn't have the French Saison. Hopefully one of the other shops have it.2/12/2014 12:42:59 PM1384#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1383Gnasty the Gnome ESB Brewed this on Sunday. Pitched at 58. Has risen since then to 63ish. Bubbling away.2/11/2014 7:14:58 AM1383#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gnasty the Gnome ESBhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#comment1382Gnasty the Gnome ESB Bought ingredients yesterday. Need to brew this weekend.2/8/2014 5:17:20 AM1382#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=76#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1381She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Still not quite where I want the carbonation. Had the gas off for a couple days during the week. Back on and at 15psi.2/8/2014 5:16:30 AM1381#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1380Boo Berry American Wheat Finished off the last of the keg last night. Still tasted good, although not as good as when it was younger.2/1/2014 7:37:47 AM1380#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1379Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) Killed the keg last night. Yummy beer. Too bad its gone. Will have to brew again.2/1/2014 7:36:22 AM1379#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoShe Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79&d=02_01_2014Needed something in the keg for my wife. Didn't know what to brew, so I combined ingredients from some of her favorite beers. Calling it SWMBO because ... well, I must obey my wife.2/1/2014 5:09:32 AM79#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79-02/01/2014http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1378She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Tried last night. Needs carbonation, but it is getting there. Tasting good other than needing more bubbles.2/1/2014 4:49:04 AM1378#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1377She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Put into the keggerator yesterday after chilling outside for a couple of days. It felt like the beer might have been slightly slushy. Should be ok. Set pressure to around 15 psi. Hope to drink this weekend, especially Super Bowl Sunday.1/30/2014 9:59:42 AM1377#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1376She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Kegged yesterday. 1.010 FG puts this beer right at 5% ABV. Tastes just like I remember batch 1 tasting. Pressurized up to 30 psi and then put outside in the cold. Have to remember to put into the keggerator.1/27/2014 10:17:38 AM1376#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1375Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Kegged yesterday and filled 6 12oz bottles; 5 bombers; and 1 PET liter bottle. Looks good. Tastes good. The beer gun tip fell into one of the bombers. Getting it out mixed up the oxygen into the beer. Labeled this bottle "O2".1/27/2014 10:15:20 AM1375#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1374Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Took a sample. Nice clear amber. Very hoppy. 1.018 FG puts it at 10 abv.1/25/2014 9:27:54 AM1374#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1373She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Brewed 1/12. Fermentation started very low ... 58 or so. Didn't control at all and got up to the upper 60's pretty quick. Finished the active fermentation in a few days. Beer looks good currently.1/20/2014 12:03:29 PM1373#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1372Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier One left. Certainly was better fresh, but still pretty good.1/12/2014 5:19:19 PM1372#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1371Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Moving to secondary today. Took a sample and the gravity is at 1.020. I think it may drop another point or two, but maybe not. I am fine either way. Currently, this is a 9.7 ABV beer.1/11/2014 8:12:26 AM1371#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#comment1370She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat Bought the ingredients yesterday. Don't really have time (or DME) for a starter, so I am just going to pitch the vial of yeast. I think it will be fine for this low an OG beer. Perhaps it will increase some of the nutty esters I like so much in this beer.1/11/2014 8:10:36 AM1370#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=79#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1369Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Bubble once every 15 seconds or so.70 degrees now but got up to 72 over the past couple days.1/9/2014 7:05:11 AM1369#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1368Blackhawk Black Ale Found 1 in the beer fridge. Still tastes yummy. Think this is the last one. Need to be this again soon.1/5/2014 3:34:31 PM1368#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1367Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Still bubbling away, but slowing down. 70.1/5/2014 11:22:54 AM1367#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1366Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Putting back into keggerator. Not much left. Going to have to be soon.1/4/2014 8:13:50 PM1366#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1365Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine 68 still going pretty strong, although certainly slowing down.1/4/2014 7:24:11 AM1365#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1364Eric's Irish Red Ale The Beer Model killed the keg last night. Didn't realize it was so close to being gone. Sad to see it gone, but that does mean I can be again.1/4/2014 5:37:09 AM1364#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1363Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Took out the blow-off tube and put in an airlock. Fermentation still very active, but the foamy kraussen has gone down. Temp 66 yesterday. 67 or 68 today.1/3/2014 7:10:30 AM1363#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1362Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Still lots of foam, so I don't think the Ferm-cap did anything. There has been some blow-off, so I am glad I had the tube in there. Very active. Temp still in the 62 to 64 range.1/1/2014 5:24:41 AM1362#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1361Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Love this beer. Great flavor. Nice and smooth. Been sharing it and it has been pretty popular ... especially considering it is an "evil dark beer". Going to have to make this one lots.12/31/2013 1:03:34 PM1361#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1360Boo Berry American Wheat Still around and still good, but think it is probably past its prime. It must be almost gone.12/31/2013 1:01:54 PM1360#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1359Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) This beer has been a hit with family members. I like it too. More of a honey flavor in this beer than I remember from previous batches, but that might just be poor flavor memory. Plus, I think it adds a nice note to the beer. Can't think of anything I would do to change this recipe.12/31/2013 1:01:13 PM1359#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1358Eric's Irish Red Ale Been drinking quite a bit over the holidays. Everything is perfect with this beer. Love it.12/31/2013 12:59:05 PM1358#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1357Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Lots of kraussen this morning. Added some fermcap. We will see how that does. Temp was down to 62 this morning.12/31/2013 5:49:28 AM1357#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1356Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Brew day today. My pre-boil gravity was much lower than I wanted, so I added about 1.5 pounds of DME. Made an error in judgement thinking that the hot water from the chiller output would melt ice in the hose. Ended up busting the outlet of the chiller. Still chilled, but had to be careful not to get water into the pot. Think it worked well. Ended up with 5.75 gallons at 1.093. Will certainly need a blow-off tube.12/30/2013 1:18:27 PM1356#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1355Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Made the starter. 12 cups water. 3 cups dme. 12/28/2013 9:38:05 AM1355#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1354Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Played with the recipe a bit. Added the gypsum to bring in line with a hoppy beer water profile. Also, added in the late hops. This is my first time trying to use the new whirlpool addition from Beer Smith.12/28/2013 7:49:29 AM1354#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywinehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#comment1353Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine Bought ingredients today. The grain bag is considerably heavier than my usual purchase. Need to get that starter going.12/27/2013 1:04:02 PM1353#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=86#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1352X-Mas Ale 2013 To be honest, if I ever make another smoke beer, I will reduce the smoke malt by at least half.12/21/2013 8:06:33 PM1352#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1351Jolly Morlock Brown Porter At the end of the workday, I popped open one. It foamed up more than I would have liked, but it was absolutely fantastic. Love this beer.12/21/2013 6:19:25 AM1351#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1350Weizened Doonkle Pretty sure I gave away the last of these today. Some I'll have to Brew it again with a more authentic weizen yeast.12/20/2013 12:16:15 PM1350#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1349Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Brought most of my bottles into work today. Will see if anyone gives me any feedback.12/20/2013 12:13:16 PM1349#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1348NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Brought some into work finally. We'll see if I get any feedback.12/20/2013 12:11:46 PM1348#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1347Eric's Irish Red Ale Has been in keggerator for the past few days. Carbonation is better, although it could be a bit more. I had forgotten how much I love this beer. Soooo good.12/15/2013 10:44:43 AM1347#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1346X-Mas Ale 2013 Popped open a liter bottle. Starts a bit sweet. I guess that is ok for a holiday beer, but I wish it were not quite so much. I think the smoke tastes about the right amount today.12/14/2013 2:13:24 PM1346#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1345Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Loving this beer. Nice and smooth. The carbonation is right where I want it. Wonderful.12/14/2013 11:05:56 AM1345#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1344Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) Took a gravity sample. Nice blonde color. Clarity could probably be better, but pretty good. 1.007 ish on the FG makes this a 5.5 abv beer. Nice malt flavor finishes pretty dry with a touch of honey flavor. Success! Kegging today or tomorrow.12/14/2013 8:19:43 AM1344#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1343Boo Berry American Wheat I have decided that this batch at this age is my favorite blueberry beer ever.12/11/2013 9:25:43 PM1343#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1342Eric's Irish Red Ale Tried from the keg, which has been under pressure in the cold garage. Expected it to be well carbed. It wasn't. Not sure if my regulator gauge is wrong or if I just need more time.12/11/2013 6:16:45 PM1342#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoX-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/xmas2013.aspx?12_08_2013The 2012 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. Rich and caramely with a significant amount of chocolate malts. This year, it has significant smoked malt to add to the flavor.12/8/2013 7:56:02 PM81#/recipes/xmas2013.aspx-12/08/2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1341X-Mas Ale 2013 Snow on the ground gave me an opportunity to take the photo.Nice smokey drink on a cold December Sunday. Makes me drowsy watching football.12/8/2013 1:38:24 PM1341#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1340Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) I did end up racking to secondary yesterday. Not sure it was really as cloudy as I was thinking. The top sides just made me think it looked messy. Much nicer looking now.12/8/2013 9:14:21 AM1340#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1339Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) Seems to be done with the active fermentation, although there is a ton of kraussen on the top still. Took a gravity sample. 1.009 puts this beer at 5.2 ABV. FG will probably be a point or two lower. Taste starts off with a nice malt backbone that finishes dry. Good EKG hop present comes off sort of flowery. Most of the honey flavor fermented away, but I do pick up a bit. Actually exactly what I remember the Wetta Blonde to be. Think I may rack away from some of this kraussen today. 12/7/2013 12:15:56 PM1339#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1338Boo Berry American Wheat Such a nice fruity beer.Don't tell the Beer Model that I have been stealing her beer.12/6/2013 7:08:30 PM1338#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1337Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Tried first taste from keg. Very nice.Lots of chocolate in flavor and aroma.Nice balance. Pretty good head. Could probably use a bit more carbonation Great beer.12/6/2013 6:53:27 PM1337#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1336Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) The airlock was full.Added in a blow off tube.12/5/2013 7:53:06 AM1336#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1335Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) Strong fermentation. Temperature was 64ish for the first two days. Last night it made it up to 70. Still going strong this morning.12/4/2013 8:44:45 AM1335#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/wetta.aspx#comment1334Wetta Blonde Ale (AG) Brewed this up today. Forgot to add honey to the pot. Ended up mixing to some water and added to 1.046 wort. Not sure what my of was. Probably pretty close to the 1.049.12/1/2013 6:43:17 PM1334#/recipes/wetta.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1333Eric's Irish Red Ale Kegged this up today.12/1/2013 6:37:31 PM1333#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1332Eric's Irish Red Ale Took a sample. 1.008 FG, which is a bit drier than intended, but ok. Tastes great. 12/1/2013 7:58:12 AM1332#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1331Eric's Irish Red Ale Fermentation has slowed down almost completely. The beer still has a bunch of haze in it. Hopefully that will flocculate out in the next week or so. 70 degrees.11/20/2013 6:37:56 AM1331#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Irish Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/red.aspx#comment1330Eric's Irish Red Ale Brewed yesterday. Everything went well. Only ended up with about 5 gallons because of lots of trub / hop matter. This morning, the kraussen is starting to form.11/18/2013 8:05:28 AM1330#/recipes/red.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1329Sloth Man English Mild Had a bomber. Overcarbonated, so had to pour slowly. Really good still.11/17/2013 5:24:11 PM1329#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1328Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Kegged today. Also filled 12 12oz bottles. Still at 1.014 making this a 5% ABV beer. Wonderful taste. Looking forward to drinking.11/16/2013 9:07:59 AM1328#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1327X-Mas Ale 2012 Liking it tonight. Nice mint.11/15/2013 7:35:56 PM1327#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1326X-Mas Ale 2013 Well, I finally tried a bottle tonight. Starts pretty sweet. Finishes smokey. Lots of carbonation. Pretty good.11/14/2013 6:01:27 PM1326#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1325Boo Berry American Wheat Tasting good. It is coming out a little slow, so there is some sort of clog. I'm ok as long is this doesn't get worse. Hoping I won't have to rack out of this keg. Could probably stand a bit more carbonation, but I think this is ready for the Beer Model to drink.11/13/2013 9:03:55 PM1325#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1324Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Took another sample. 1.014 puts this right at 5%ABV. Really nice chocolate with not much roast. Very smooth. Clarity seems really good, although it is dark enough that you really cannot see through it. I consider this a perfect porter.11/12/2013 8:47:27 PM1324#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1323Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Took a little sample. Smooth and chocolaty. Real nice dark brown ... maybe even black. Good balance. 1.016 on the gravity making this 4.7ABV right now. Would like to see it a bit lower on the FG for about a 5% beer. So far, so good.11/7/2013 7:19:04 PM1323#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1322Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Kraussen is starting to die. I put in a blow-off tube, but never needed it. The fermentation was not as violent as it usually is. Temperature is at 72 right now.11/6/2013 6:50:00 AM1322#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Jolly Morlock Brown Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#comment1321Jolly Morlock Brown Porter Brewed yesterday. Everything went about perfect except I forgot to add the chalk to the water. I added it straight to the mash instead. Fermentation is going pretty strong this morning at 66 degrees. 11/4/2013 8:17:20 AM1321#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=84#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1320Boo Berry American Wheat Kegged today. Put a screen on my bottling tube to try to strain out blueberry bits. Think it worked well. Also have a screen on the dip tube. Sample tastes great. I will let the beer model decide if the keg needs more boo. FG 1.008 (maybe a bit lower). Goes right into keggerator for carbonation. Should be drinking next weekend. 11/2/2013 12:12:19 PM1320#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1319Sloth Man English Mild The keg is now gone. Still have a few bottles left. Too bad. This was a nice beer to have on tap.11/2/2013 2:12:07 AM1319#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1318X-Mas Ale 2013 Printing labels today. Getting antsy to try this. The "official" carbonation period ends tomorrow, but I am sure I can put on in the fridge to try on Halloween. Can't I?10/30/2013 4:53:29 AM1318#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1317Weizened Doonkle Transferred from original keg to new keg. Had lots of foaming issues. The original keg was only about half full. I guess I've been drinking a lot of this.10/27/2013 6:05:09 AM1317#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1316Boo Berry American Wheat Needed to put in a blow-off tube again yesterday. Just put the air-lock back on this morning.10/27/2013 6:03:54 AM1316#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1315Boo Berry American Wheat Racked into secondary on top of two cans blueberry puree. Also added in about an ounce of blueberry flavoring. Sample tasted great. 1.008 puts the base beer at 5.2 abv. Color not as pink as I remember from last time.10/26/2013 6:21:01 AM1315#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1314Boo Berry American Wheat The air-lock was clogged last night. Put in a blow-off tube. Fermentation is up to 70 and very active. Getting lots of blow-off. Not sure this will be ready to go to secondary on schedule. We will see.10/23/2013 8:06:54 PM1314#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1313Weizened Doonkle Poured a real yeasty sample. The flow is a tiny little trickle. The sample tasted ... well ... yeasty. Then I poured a 2nd, which came out a beautiful brown color. And this sample tasted AWESOME. No weizen phenols <i>maybe</i> a bit of banana fruit, but not enough that I would pick it out if not looking for it. I do love this beer flavor. I might have to rack out of this keg so that more than a trickle comes out, but I am really happy with how this turned out.10/23/2013 8:04:37 PM1313#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1312Sloth Man English Mild Had a liter PET. REALLY carbonated and sweet. Poured most of it out. Seems like a bunch of sugar must have ended up in this bottle.10/22/2013 6:57:08 PM1312#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1311Boo Berry American Wheat Brewed yesterday. Everything went well. Slow starting fermentation. No signs yet early morning. 66ish.10/21/2013 6:12:59 AM1311#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1309Blackhawk Black Ale This batch still tastes great. Need to do another one sometime soon.10/20/2013 3:58:50 PM1309#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment1308Boo Berry American Wheat Time to make this beer again. 10/19/2013 9:29:02 AM1308#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1307Weizened Doonkle Kegged this morning. 1.014 FG, making this a 5% ABV beer. Really tastes more <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/10/more-dookle-than-weizen.html">Dunkle than Weizen</a>, but I am ok with that. Also put in 6 12oz bottles with the old-school Mr. Beer carbonation method (3/4 tsp sugar into each bottle). 10/19/2013 9:01:50 AM1307#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1305NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Think this beer is hitting its sweet spot. Lots of pear fruit esters in aroma and flavor. A bit of spiciness, but almost no phenolic flavor.10/16/2013 9:02:19 PM1305#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1304X-Mas Ale 2013 Bottled tonight with 4.2oz sugar in 1.5 cups water. Official FG 1.014. Nice smoke. A little more bacon perception tonight. Got 28 12 oz bottles; 5 bombers; 4 liter bottles. Now just need to let them sit until Thanksgiving or so (I'm sure I'll have a QC bottle or two between now and then).10/16/2013 8:17:54 PM1304#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1303Weizened Doonkle Fermentation seems to be pretty much over. Hope of keg this weekend.10/15/2013 11:22:18 AM1303#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1300X-Mas Ale 2013 Meant to bottle Sunday, but forgot to buy more bottle caps. Need to buy some and find time to bottle.10/15/2013 11:21:32 AM1300#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSheppyBrew Home Brewinghttp://www.sheppybrew.com/default.aspx?10_07_2013SheppyBrew Home-Brewery is an adventure in homebrewing.10/7/2013 2:48:08 PM0#/default.aspx-10/07/2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1299Sloth Man English Mild Also tried some from keg today. Nice and chocolatey. Maybe a little bit under carbonated but fine for the style probably. Very nice to watch football with such a nice session beer.10/6/2013 2:54:41 PM1299#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1298Sloth Man English Mild Had a bottle last night. Carbonation is fine. Might be a bit high for style, but ok. Great low alcohol beer.10/6/2013 2:37:23 PM1298#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1297Sloth Man English Mild The PET bottles seem pretty firm, so maybe I was wrong about low carbonation.10/4/2013 3:03:16 PM1297#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Weizened Doonklehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#comment1296Weizened Doonkle Bought ingredients today. Had to go with a lighter Munich. The LHBS's Special B is also closer to 140 SRM. Plus, they didn't have WY3068 or White Lab's equivalent. I ended up grabbing WLP320 American HefeWeizen Ale Yeast, which may be a bit low on the esters for a traditional Dunkleweizen, but is likely something I will end up liking better.10/4/2013 1:29:05 PM1296#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=82#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1295X-Mas Ale 2013 Another sample. 1.014 brings the abv to 7.9%. Much more clear than the last sample. Nice smoke flavor.10/2/2013 5:34:21 PM1295#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment1294Stouticus American Stout Had the 2nd to the last bottle. As good or better than it ever was. Nice smooth mellow roast. Wonderful.9/28/2013 5:15:04 PM1294#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1293NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale I am actually liking this beer. Had a bomber last night during the Broncos game. My concerns at bottling time apparently were not as critical as I thought. It was probably a mistake bottling any liter bottles of this. I was really able to feel the alcohol after a bomber of this.9/24/2013 1:10:43 PM1293#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoNSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78&d=09_23_2013My Category 18 Belgian Strong Ale representative. Big. High in alcohol. Originally called "Idiot's Gold".9/23/2013 5:01:26 PM78#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78-09/23/2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1292Sloth Man English Mild Bottled a little more than half and left the rest in the keg. Only 3.75oz of sugar, so carbonation should be pretty low. Got 13 12oz; 4 bombers; and 2 1 liter bottles.9/21/2013 8:02:14 AM1292#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1291X-Mas Ale 2013 Looks to be mostly done. Took a gravity reading of 1.015, which puts this beer at 7.8% ABV. More subtle background smoke flavor than I remember from the wort. Not nearly as reminiscent of bacon. Actually, I think this might be the most pure beer flavored X-Mas Ale I've ever made. It is pretty well balanced. Nice dry smoke taste in the finish.9/20/2013 5:23:04 AM1291#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1290Sloth Man English Mild Took another sample. May be at 1.014 now.Still has a nice smooth balanced flavor. It looks like this will be my lowest abv beer by far.9/18/2013 5:03:16 PM1290#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1289Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Going to have to brew this again .. just to prove I can do it.9/18/2013 4:49:20 AM1289#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1288X-Mas Ale 2013 Still bubbling, but slowing down. Took our blow off tube and put on air lock.9/17/2013 7:28:57 PM1288#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1287X-Mas Ale 2013 Really active. Put in a blow-off tube. Temp is in the 66 range.9/16/2013 5:59:28 AM1287#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#comment1286X-Mas Ale 2013 Brewed today. Went well. Racked right on the yeast cake of Sloth Man. OG = 1.074. Sample seemed to have the right amount of smoke. Sort of reminds the tongue of bacon. Think I'm really going to like this Xmas ale.9/15/2013 1:00:23 PM1286#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=81#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1285Sloth Man English Mild Racked into 2ndary to make room for X-Mas ale. Gravity at 1.015, which makes this about 3% abv. Sample smooth and well balanced. 9/15/2013 11:27:48 AM1285#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1284X-Mas Ale 2012 Tried one. Tasting pretty good tonight.9/12/2013 4:57:00 PM1284#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1283Sloth Man English Mild Slowing down. 70 degrees.9/12/2013 5:43:41 AM1283#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1282Sloth Man English Mild The beer took off after re-pitching. Temp has been perfect, in the mid-60's.9/11/2013 7:27:06 AM1282#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1280NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Had my very first sample. Starts sweet. Finishes dry. Very carbonated. Nice pear flavor with a bit of belgium funk. A little Belgium funk, but not too overpowering. A bit of alcohol warming, but no hot alcohol flavors. Think this turned out pretty good. Dangerous at 9.5% ABV.9/9/2013 8:18:53 PM1280#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sloth Man English Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#comment1279Sloth Man English Mild Brewed yesterday. Everything went great ... except I still have no signs of fermentation. I think I over chilled. Today, I added some more yeast and shook / stirred for more aeration. Hopefully this will get going by tomorrow morning.9/9/2013 8:11:59 PM1279#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=80#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1274NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale The liter PET is already rock-hard. Might have overcarbed this batch. The style guidelines do say "Very highly carbonated", though. We'll see after a couple of weeks.8/28/2013 5:34:43 AM1274#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1273NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Bottled today with 4.25oz in the keg. Going to call this 1.004, but might be a tad lower. 9.5 ABV. Not liking the taste. Didn't even really bottle all the beer. Dumped some. NOTE to self ... throw away the ultra-ferm. Got 29 12oz bottles, 4 bombers, and one liter bottle. Hoping that carbonation and/or some age adds something to this beer.8/24/2013 6:10:39 AM1273#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1270NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale 1.004. It is now officially too dry. Can taste the alcohol too. Bummer. I suspected the ultra-ferm was a bad idea. Oh well, mistakes help us learn.8/19/2013 5:30:49 PM1270#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1268NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Measured gravity at 1.007. 9.3 abv. This is where I want it. Hope it doesn't go a lot lower. We'll see.8/17/2013 7:11:21 PM1268#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1267NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale After adding the ultra-ferm, getting some more fermentation activity. Not sure this was a great idea.8/16/2013 6:13:33 AM1267#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1265NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Took another sample. Gravity is at 1.012 ... maybe a hair lower. This comes out to 8.6 ABV. Not as cloudy, but certainly not what I would call clear. Lots of fruity esters. Mostly pear. Perhaps a little light grape. Nice and spicy. Alcohol is there, but certainly not overwhelming or solvent-like. Adding some ultra-ferm to see if I can get it a few points lower.8/15/2013 4:33:41 PM1265#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1264NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Beer has cleared up quite a bit since last time I looked at it. Might be time for another gravity reading. 8/11/2013 2:17:16 PM1264#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1263NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Racked to secondary along with the last 4 ounces of table sugar. Gravity at 1.014. Cloudy. Tastes like I think a golden strong should taste like. Would like this to finish a bit drier.8/6/2013 6:11:27 PM1263#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1262NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Started to slow down. Dumped a whole pound of sugar in. Temp at about 70. Hope the yeast are still able to handle this little jolt.8/1/2013 6:30:09 PM1262#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1261NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Temp up to about 66 by the end of the day. Bought Belgium Candi Syrup today, changed recipe, and added the syrup.7/30/2013 5:36:48 PM1261#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://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#comment1260Helles in a Hand Bock-sket I guess the beer was not too old to do well. I got 2nd place in the Best Of Show round at the Arapahoe County fair. Awesome.7/30/2013 3:30:14 PM1260#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1259NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Temperature has been 62 to 64 so far. Nice active fermentation.7/29/2013 6:07:25 PM1259#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#comment1258NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale Brewed yesterday. My pre-boil gravity was low enough that I used DME to bring the gravity up a bit. Everything else went pretty well though. Ended up adding clarity-ferm. Started up before the end of the day.7/29/2013 6:18:15 AM1258#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=78#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' Un-Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=77#comment1255Summer Lovin' Un-Wheat Like this beer. Been drinking it by the liter. The Beer Model says she likes it too. Probably won't last long.7/15/2013 6:30:57 PM1255#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=77#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1254Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Filled up 6 bottles yesterday with my beer gun and sent them into the Arapahoe County fair today. We'll see how it does. (BTW ... I did not get a medal in Nationals of NHC)7/15/2013 1:21:30 PM1254#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://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#comment1253Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Sent some to the Arapahoe County fair. Might be a bit old to do well, but I guess we will see. Last time I tasted a bottle I still thought it tasted good.7/15/2013 1:19:59 PM1253#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' Un-Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=77#comment1247Summer Lovin' Un-Wheat Hmmm... no comments? Kegged today. Got 1.009 as the FG. Tasted good. Maybe a bit thin, but that is better than too full bodied.6/27/2013 7:22:04 PM1247#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=77#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1246Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Judging was today. Winners announced Saturday. Keeping fingers crossed. Beer sure tastes good to me.6/27/2013 7:21:00 PM1246#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1245Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Took camping at the <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/06/pictures-at-great-sand-dunes.html">dunes</a>. Keg was empty by Sunday.6/18/2013 10:18:18 AM1245#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1244Tommy Hawk APA The keg is dead.6/17/2013 5:41:57 PM1244#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1243Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier UPS got my shipment to Phlly on time. We will see how it does.6/17/2013 5:38:09 PM1243#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1242Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Tasted a bottle. Tastes exactly how I wanted it to taste. This might be a winner.6/13/2013 9:28:09 PM1242#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment1241Summer Lovin' American Wheat Updated recipe for batch 3. Hoping to brew this weekend.6/12/2013 6:01:56 AM1241#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1240Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Kegged tonight. FG down 1.010. Extremely clear. Great flavor. Carbing. Will drink next weekend. 5/30/2013 8:53:16 PM1240#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1239Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Kegged this up and bottled into 6 12oz bottles, 2 bombers, and one PET liter. The sample was very clear ... maybe even more so than batch 1. I got 1.013 for the FG. Sample tastes great. Maybe a bit more hoppy than I remember batch 1, but that Munich malt still takes center stage. We will see what the national judges think.5/22/2013 8:58:24 PM1239#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1238Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Gravity already down to 1.012. I think the sample tastes fantastic. Just the right amount of oat flavor and nice floral hop character.5/14/2013 6:29:02 PM1238#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1237Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Looks pretty good. 70F.5/14/2013 5:19:24 PM1237#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1236Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Flocculating HARD. Looks like the result will be very clear. 70F.5/14/2013 5:18:50 PM1236#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1235Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Going strong. 64.5/12/2013 5:26:16 AM1235#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1234Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Brewed this up today. Was not paying attention and ended up overfilling a pot during one of the sparges. Didn't seem to lose a whole lot according to my pre-boil gravity, but I added 2oz DME to compensate. Ended up with 5.25 gallons wort at 1.051OG. Pitched around 64.5/11/2013 8:44:29 AM1234#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1233Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Racked into secondary with about 1oz table sugar to help purge oxygen. This was not something I did batch 1, but I needed the fermentor for Laser Salt.5/11/2013 5:07:58 AM1233#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1232Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Bought ingredients. Hopefully I will have time to brew Saturday.5/8/2013 11:12:28 AM1232#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1231Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Beer is still not clear, but much improved from first pours. Flavor is what it should be. A bit foamy, but not too bad.5/8/2013 8:08:27 AM1231#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1230Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Still going. Might be slowing down a bit and have not needed the blow-off tube yet. Temp back down to 62ish.5/8/2013 7:36:13 AM1230#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1229Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier 64ish. Still vigorous. Still not sure if I'll need a blow-off tube or not.5/7/2013 6:13:29 AM1229#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1228Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Very vigorous fermentation. Temp at 62 this morning. Not sure if it will need a blow-off tube or not.5/6/2013 7:57:30 AM1228#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1227Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Hmmm ... the colder start temperature seems to be slowing fermentation down. It did not start up until sometime during the not and is not really going strong yet. Should be ok. In fact, this might mean a smoother, more lager-like profile. Or at least that is my hope. Still at 60.5/5/2013 5:36:44 AM1227#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1226Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier The beer model and I brewed this today. All the numbers were exactly what they were before except that I think I had more issues getting to the 152 mash temp this time. OG 1.052. Even had to dilute with 1/2 gallon of water like last time. Pitched right at 60. This time, I took some of the left-over wort and put it in a Mr. Beer fermentor with some of the harvested WLP830 I had from my series of lagers.5/4/2013 1:35:58 PM1226#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1225Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Big brew day today. Need to re-brew this for Nationals.5/4/2013 6:04:09 AM1225#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1224Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Gold medal winner in the 1st round of the NCH!!! Also got a mini best of show. Awesome baby!!! <a href="http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners/2013-nhc-first-round-winners">see here</a>. So excited. Need to brew for the 2nd round!5/2/2013 6:04:12 AM1224#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://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#comment1223Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Had some through my picnic tap. I am not going to lie. I love this beer. Smooth and creamy. Lots of bready Munich malt flavor and aroma. Rich and sweet to begin. Enough flowery hops and bitterness to give some balance. Hands down the best Maibock I have ever had.5/1/2013 8:27:50 PM1223#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://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#comment1222Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Put the keg outside in the snow to help chill a bit. Don't have space in the keggerator, so I will have to ice this keg, but for today, Mom Nature is helping out.5/1/2013 9:36:28 AM1222#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1221Tommy Hawk APA Tried a sample. Can use more carbonation, but this is awesome. My perfect IPA. This should be ready to drink by game 2.4/30/2013 6:27:34 PM1221#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1220Blackhawk Black Ale Drinking a bomber while watching the mighty Blackhawks play the evil Wild. I had forgotten a little how great this beer is. Absolutely wonderful.4/30/2013 6:22:27 PM1220#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1219Tommy Hawk APA Kegged yesterday. FG still was at 1.013. The beer was very clear and the sample was wonderfully hoppy. Need to get this carbonated to drink with the first round of the playoffs.4/29/2013 10:57:29 AM1219#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1218Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Had some last night. My pint was very hazy, but this might be a result of first-pour yeast. The beer model had one that looked better from across the room. Flavor is what I remember this beer always has been ... sort of a little sister to Phat & Tyred.4/27/2013 4:14:53 AM1218#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1217Tommy Hawk APA Took a sample. 1.013, which puts this beer at 6.3ABV. I think this is probably close to FG. The sample was a beautiful gold color and tasted wonderfully hoppy. This is going to be great.4/23/2013 6:08:09 PM1217#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1216Khazad-dûm Black Lager Had a bottled tonight. Great. 4/22/2013 7:36:58 PM1216#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1215Blackhawk Black Ale Leo had some: http://m.untappd.com/c/280328034/20/2013 8:00:25 AM1215#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1214Tommy Hawk APA Dry hopped with .5oz Cascade and .625oz Amarillo.4/19/2013 1:45:43 PM1214#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1213Khazad-dûm Black Lager Killed the keg last night. Sad. Hopefully most of those bottles are carbed ok.4/19/2013 5:39:59 AM1213#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1212Tommy Hawk APA Still bubbling away, but seems to be slowing down. Temp got up to 72ish, but is currently at 68. Need to dry hop.4/19/2013 5:39:23 AM1212#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1211Khazad-dûm Black Lager I love this beer from the keg. There is a bit more roast flavor than I thought it would have and less hop flavor, but it is smooth and extremely refreshing. Very drinkable. A nice sessional drink.4/18/2013 8:29:25 PM1211#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1210Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Kegged today. FG is 1.012, which is much more reasonable than what I measured before the secondary. Tastes wonderful. It is exactly how I remember it and exactly how I think it should taste. My only issue with this beer is the clarity. Maybe that will improve in the keg.4/18/2013 5:52:31 PM1210#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1209Tommy Hawk APA Fermentation has been slow, and is still going. So much for "super fast". Temp is up to 68 now.4/17/2013 7:34:41 AM1209#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#comment1208Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale Updated recipe to use single infusion. Am planning on brewing this on the upcoming Big Brew Day with the Beer Model again.4/17/2013 5:23:43 AM1208#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=56#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1207Tommy Hawk APA Bubbling away. Temp at 64.4/15/2013 6:19:33 AM1207#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1206Tommy Hawk APA Brewed today. Everything went well except it was really windy on the back patio, and I ended up moving the boil to the garage. OG right on target at 1.060, but only got around 5 gallons due to letting the hops boil commando. 4/14/2013 12:26:51 PM1206#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1205Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Had a liter bottle last night that was real carbed. Tasted good. It is a shame that this batch is almost gone.4/13/2013 4:40:23 AM1205#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1204Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Was going to keg today, but the gravity is at 1.017 which is way higher than I want for this beer. Going to rack to secondary and add 2oz table sugar in hopes that this kick-starts the yeast a little bit.4/13/2013 4:38:35 AM1204#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Tommy Hawk APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#comment1203Tommy Hawk APA Bought ingredients. Decided to go with <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/02/san-diego-super-yeast.html">San Diego Super Yeast</a> instead of US05. 4/11/2013 11:35:07 AM1203#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=8#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoQuarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx?04_10_2013Extreme American amber. Big, bold, lots of hops. Brewed it up using Jamil's West Coast Blaster as sort of a basis of the recipe.4/10/2013 4:40:25 PM4#/recipes/quarter.aspx-04/10/2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1202Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Took a sample. 1.018 gravity reading.4/6/2013 5:11:49 PM1202#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1201Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Emptied the keg tonight. So sad.4/6/2013 5:10:15 PM1201#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://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#comment1200Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Kegged today. I am calling the FG 1.013. Sample was a beautiful gold. Nice and clear. Very malty. Cannot taste the alcohol.4/6/2013 5:56:41 AM1200#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1199Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Was going to add sugar to another set, but the first one I opened fizzed like it was ok carb-wise. I guess the issue was lack of mixing the sugar.3/30/2013 11:40:09 AM1199#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1198Khazad-dûm Black Lager Tried one bottle last night. Real low carbonation. Not as bad as Snowball's Chance, but not what I am used to at all. What is my problem? Am I just too used to kegging now? FTH? I guess I'll add priming sugar to these bottles like I am doing with Snowball's.3/30/2013 9:37:27 AM1198#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://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#comment1197Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Put this in secondary to make room in the bigger BB for <a href="http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx">Buckwheat</a>. FG down to 1.014, which means I am at about 7.4%ABV. I added in about an ounce of table sugar to hopefully help scrub O2. Sample tasted awesome.3/30/2013 6:10:59 AM1197#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#comment1196Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale Purchased the ingredients. Hope to brew this weekend.3/27/2013 11:32:25 AM1196#/recipes/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://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#comment1195Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Took another gravity reading. Am at 1.018 now, which is much more respectable.3/26/2013 7:24:38 PM1195#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://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#comment1194Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Took a gravity reading. Is higher than I expected ... around 1.024. I took out of the water and am letting it heat up to ale temps. Sample tasted real good. Obviously a bit sweet, but pretty good.3/23/2013 11:27:15 AM1194#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://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#comment1192Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Fermentation started off quick right around 50 degrees. It did rise up to 55ish for its most active fermentation. Today, the kraussen is starting to fall and the beer is at 58 degrees. Today or tomorrow I will remove it from the cold water bath and let it rise into the low 60s.3/22/2013 5:35:52 AM1192#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment1191Stouticus American Stout Still tasting wonderful. Only a couple left.3/17/2013 2:25:03 PM1191#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day (yesterday) on Helles in a Hand Bock-skethttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#comment1190Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Brewed this up. No issues. Hit all the numbers about perfect. Fermenting in 5.5 better bottle in an ice bath. 3/17/2013 1:27:36 PM1190#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1189Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Transferred to another keg because the flow just was not right. Much better now.3/12/2013 8:08:06 PM1189#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1188Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Keg died tonight. Sort of surprised me. I didn't think I had been drinking a lot of this. Apparently I was wrong. 3/9/2013 5:54:47 PM1188#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1187Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Tried some of the bottles from the extra gallon. Not as good as what is one tap, but not bad at all.3/9/2013 4:07:38 PM1187#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: kegged on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1186Khazad-dûm Black Lager Kegged this and filled 13 12oz bottles, 2 bombers, and 1 liter pet bottle. Carbed with 4.75oz sugar, which should be 2.7 volumes. Hopefully I don't have a repeat of the Snowball low carb disaster. Sample was black with beautiful ruby highlights. Very clear. Nice amount of roast without being overpowering. FG still at 1.012.3/9/2013 6:51:30 AM1186#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://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#comment1185Helles in a Hand Bock-sket Bought ingredients today.3/6/2013 12:13:39 PM1185#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=75#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1184Snowball's Chance (in) Helles After a few more bottles with low to no carbonation have decided to open bottles and add about half the Mr. Beer suggested sugar to each bottle. Finished my first set this morning (everything that was in the home-brew beer fridge).3/6/2013 8:56:05 AM1184#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1183Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Had the lb. No carbonation. Malt flavor very good, but the lack of carbonation is very disappointing. Hope there was just a fluke with this bottle.3/3/2013 3:30:36 PM1183#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1182Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Shared the growler of the "extra" beer with the Beer Model. Very good. Also added a few of the lager bottles to the fridge. They look very light in color and very clear.2/24/2013 4:34:15 AM1182#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1181Khazad-dûm Black Lager Put into secondary. Gravity at 1.012. Sample tastes absolutely fantastic. Harvested yeast.2/23/2013 1:47:16 PM1181#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1180Khazad-dûm Black Lager Fermentation seems to be slowing down. Temps in the 52 / 54 range. It has been a week (almost) so I am going to let the temperature rise into the 60s.2/16/2013 8:21:14 AM1180#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1179Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Kegged tonight. Probably could have dry hopped longer to get slightly more aroma, but I am pleased with the sample. Also bottled up 3 bombers from the extra gallon. That beer was not nearly as good. 1.014 is my FG.2/13/2013 9:36:37 PM1179#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1178Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Got a score sheet back for this beer. Didn't win or place, but I did ok. My score was in the "Very Good" range. Some of the comments make me think this beer would perform better entered as a Northern German alt. Perhaps I need a good commercial example or two.2/13/2013 2:08:18 PM1178#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1177Khazad-dûm Black Lager Here it is day 3 of fermentation and it is the first day that I have had to change out the water bottles. Temps in both fermentors are still less than 55. 2/13/2013 5:40:15 AM1177#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1176Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Had a couple the keg tonight (fat Tuesday). Nice rich bready Munich malt flavor. Nice background bitterness provdes some balance. Love this beer.2/12/2013 7:59:05 PM1176#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1175Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier The Beer Model killed the keg last night.2/9/2013 12:26:55 PM1175#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1174Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Racked into my smaller BB fermentor along with 1oz Cascade, 1oz Chinook, and .5oz Centennial. Sample was hoppy and delicious. The gravity is currently at 1.016, which puts this beer at 7.1% ABV. I expect it will get a bit drier in secondary, but I don't think it will get down to the Beer Smith estimated final gravity.2/9/2013 10:37:07 AM1174#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1173Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Bottled with 4 oz sugar using the beer gun. Got 18 12 oz bottles; 6 bombers; 7 liter bottles. Sample was 1.008 FG. Color was a light yellow. Tasted grainy. Not as sweet as I think maybe a helles is intended to be, but I like it this way. Can't wait to try this in a couple of weeks.2/9/2013 10:01:20 AM1173#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Khazad-dûm Black Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#comment1172Khazad-dûm Black Lager Bought ingredients today. Bin of German pils was low so I swapped in an extra pound of Munich.2/8/2013 6:20:39 PM1172#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=72#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1171Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Fermentation has slowed down considerably. 68ish. NOTE ... I finally changed the recipe to San Diego Super yeast from US05. This pushed the expected ABV from 7 to 7.6.2/8/2013 6:44:02 AM1171#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1170Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Fermenation still going really strong in both vessels. The gallon took a bit longer to start, but it is going good now.2/6/2013 7:31:36 AM1170#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1169Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Had the keg chilling outside for the past two nights. Today I put the keg in the keggerator at 14ish PSI. Should have some this weekend.2/6/2013 7:30:34 AM1169#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1168Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Fermentation was active by last night, and even more so this morning. Temperature at 64ish.2/5/2013 11:57:41 AM1168#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1167Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Brew day today went well. The mash temp was elusive, but eventually I got there. Everything else went just about perfect.2/4/2013 10:42:44 AM1167#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1166Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Moved both Mr. Beer fermenters into my 5 gallon Better Botlle carboy. Added in a tiny bit of table sugar to provide some CO2. Gravity is at 1.010. Tastes exactly what I would expect a helles to taste like. Might be a bit on the bitter side, but of course that is in line with my taste preference. Not sure when I will bottle this up. Probably next weekend.2/3/2013 11:57:30 AM1166#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1165Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Starter is fermenting away.2/1/2013 8:27:03 AM1165#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1164Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Bought ingredients today. Decided to go with San Diego Super Yeast instead of US05. Should do a starter tonight.1/31/2013 6:31:09 PM1164#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1163Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Temp at 60. Going to let it rise to room temp and then put in secondary.1/29/2013 6:38:25 AM1163#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1162Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Really been tasting nice. The carbonation and head is awesome now. Really a nice beer. Probably won't last a whole lot longer.1/27/2013 11:33:50 AM1162#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1161Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Put the extra beer into a growler with MrB suggested priming sugar for 2 liter bottles. Gravity was at 1.009, which puts the beer at 4.8% ABV. It is real pale colored and had good clarity. It has a nice slightly grainy malt flavor. I thought the aroma was somewhat cidery, but that does not really come through in the flavor. There are some subtle esters, giving it a somewhat fruity flavor. Actually, I think this would be a great yeast for a California Common fermented in the 60s instead of the 50s.1/26/2013 5:33:45 AM1161#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1160Blackhawk Black Ale Bottled some up with the beer gun from the keg. Entering this as a robust porter into a local home-brew competition. Don't really have high hopes but we'll see. I really need some sort of quick-connect for the gas on the beer gun.1/24/2013 7:08:48 PM1160#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1159Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Well, I guess fermentation is going on. The extra gallon actually seems to be done, but it was at room temperature. The others have been between 48ish and 54ish. The fermentation has been different than any other beer I've ever made. After 24 hours or so, the yeast congregated on the top (at least that it what I think it was ... hoping it was not an infection). Actual Kraussen showed up a bit later. I have yet to see what I am used to as far as active fermentation. This is probably just because of the lager temperatures, although none of my other lagers have ever seemed this lethargic. RDWHAHB.1/24/2013 9:02:09 AM1159#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1158Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Brewed today. Had less ctz than I thought, so I added in some magnum. Mash through church. Chilled to 70, then put carboy in ice. Pitched right at 50 into Rutt and Tuke. Also put 3/4 gallon into milk jug.1/20/2013 2:07:17 PM1158#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1157Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Kegged today. I also bottled 6 12oz bottles; 1 bomber; and 1 liter PET bottle, using MrB priming. Brought keg up to 30 psi, and then took it off CO2. Will put this on tap when a spot opens up in the keggerator.1/19/2013 6:57:08 AM1157#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1156Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier I feel like this beer is significantly better in my New Belgium globe glass. I think I can smell and taste the spices and maybe even the pumpkin better.1/18/2013 5:46:49 PM1156#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1155Blackhawk Black Ale I have had a few and will probably drink quite a bit now that the season is starting. I do think next time I brew this, I will make a bigger effort to use WY1272. I think the Thames yeast is fine, but seems to accentuate the roast more. The nutty smoother flavor I remember of this beer in more in-line with the spirit of this beer and think WY1272 is the way to go.1/17/2013 9:25:40 PM1155#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/quarter.aspx#comment1154Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale Thinking of brewing this up on or around my birthday. Think I might have to get rid of some beer to pull this off.1/17/2013 9:22:18 PM1154#/recipes/quarter.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1153Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Took another sample. It is at 1.012, which is not that much lower than before, but it seems to me that it tastes much less sweet and the hop bitterness is coming through better. Still nice and malty, and it is an extremely clear beer. Very nice. I think I will keg this weekend.1/16/2013 8:02:27 PM1153#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1152Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Had the beer in the growler. Very nice. Extremely carbonated.1/16/2013 7:26:34 PM1152#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Snowball's Chance (in) Helleshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#comment1151Snowball's Chance (in) Helles Bought ingredients today. LHBS didn't have WY2124, so I am going with WLP830, which seems to be the same strain according to the interwebs. (<a href="http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm">http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm</a>)1/16/2013 12:30:11 PM1151#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=71#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1150Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Yesterday, I blended the extra gallon with Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek. See <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/01/blending-sour-pumpkin-wit.html">Blending the Sour Pumpkin Wit</a>. Hopefully these carb enough (and not too much). 1/13/2013 6:33:31 AM1150#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1149Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Took a gravity reading. It is at about 1.014, which is certainly not as low as I would expect. I'll let it stay in the fermentor a bit longer. Beautiful brownish amber beer. Lots of rich munich malt character, and the spicy flowery hops come through nicely in the flavor and aroma. It is not as bitter as I would expect with the BU:GU ratio in the 90's. Really tastes wonderful, though. 1/10/2013 8:43:13 PM1149#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65&d=01_09_2013My first Single Malt Single Hop beer. An American Pale Ale with Maris Otter as the malt a fair amount of Centennial hops.1/9/2013 6:48:06 AM65#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65-01/09/2013http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment114842 SMaSH Pale Ale The Beer Model finished the keg before I could take that picture. Oh well.1/9/2013 6:47:39 AM1148#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1147Blackhawk Black Ale Well, despite what the last comment said, I put the keg on tap this morning instead. I defrosted the keggerator last night, so the beer should stay cold for awhile. 1/9/2013 6:05:12 AM1147#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1146Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Up to 66. Put air lock back in.1/7/2013 7:34:01 AM1146#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1145Blackhawk Black Ale The lockout is over! Obviously I should get most of the credit for brewing this beer. It goes on tap today.1/6/2013 8:10:38 AM1145#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1144Blackhawk Black Ale Had one of the 12oz bottles tonight. Wonderful. I was going to check into untappd, but discovered that I've never put it in. 1/4/2013 7:54:34 PM1144#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1143Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier For some reason the carbonation is still not there. Not sure what is up with that. Beer tastes good, though.1/4/2013 5:41:40 PM1143#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1142Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Still at 62. Still bubbling away. Had to add a blowoff tube last night. I think I can already take that out, but we will see.1/4/2013 5:39:51 PM1142#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment114142 SMaSH Pale Ale I just noticed that the beer is incredibly clear tonight ... much clearer than the image shows. Might have to take another picture for the web page.1/3/2013 8:20:12 PM1141#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1140Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Visual fermentation had started by the end of the day. At the end of day one things are chugging along. Temp was up to 64. Added new ice jugs and the temp is at 62.1/2/2013 8:44:00 PM1140#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1139Blackhawk Black Ale Put the keg in the garage to chill it down a bit. Don't think the 42 SMaSH will last too much longer, so BHB will be on tap soon.1/1/2013 5:27:15 PM1139#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1138Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Brew day went great. See <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/01/sasquatch-hunter-brew-day.html">Sasquatch Hunter Brew Day</a>.1/1/2013 3:30:11 PM1138#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1137X-Mas Ale 2012 I keep expecting to have try this and not like it as much, but so far the peppermint flavor seems awesome with this beer and seems to actually be getting better blended into the beer. I like this beer.12/31/2012 11:22:06 AM1137#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1136Blackhawk Black Ale According to the calendar, the carbonation period is over today. Need to put some bottles in the fridge.12/30/2012 12:03:15 PM1136#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1135Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier The BrewMaster accidentally took this off CO2, so carbonation is still low. This has been corrected, so hopefully, we will have this carved soon. 12/29/2012 5:35:09 PM1135#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment113442 SMaSH Pale Ale The Beer Model seems to like this beer. This is a surprise as hoppy as this beer is. It is tasting really good tonight.12/28/2012 5:59:14 PM1134#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1132Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Bought ingredients. Got everything in the recipe exactly as specified.12/28/2012 12:48:31 PM1132#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1130Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Well, I tried one last night and another tonight. Tastes good, but there is no head. There is also no carbonation. Hopefully more carb will fix the head. 12/22/2012 5:25:45 PM1130#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sasquatch Hunter German Altbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#comment1129Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier Looks like I won't be brewing today. This might be a good recipe for New Year's Day.12/21/2012 6:59:05 AM1129#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=70#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1128Blackhawk Black Ale Printed labels and put them on the bottles. 12/20/2012 6:23:56 AM1128#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1127Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Kegged it up last night. Lots of that Belgium phenolic funk on it right now. Not sure I could taste the pumpkin at all. The pumpkin pie spices were subtle at best.12/19/2012 6:53:14 AM1127#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1126Blackhawk Black Ale Kegged and bottled. Got 5 bombers. 1 liter. 12 12 oz bottles. Sample tasted great.12/16/2012 1:34:32 PM1126#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1125X-Mas Ale 2012 First taste today. Chocolate candy cane is a good description. Dessert beer. Certainly not sessionable. Peppermint dominates the flavor and aroma. Seems a lot more full-bodied than the 1.012 fg would suggest. Good carbonation. Great head retension and lacing. I like this holiday ale.12/15/2012 3:43:07 PM1125#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1124Blackhawk Black Ale Took a sample and got 1.014 which puts the beer at 5.8 ABV. I'm a bit surprised at the extra attenuation since it went into secondary, but it is actually probably better here. Will probably keg and bottle tomorrow.12/15/2012 3:02:21 PM1124#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoEric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61&d=12_14_2012Sort of a combination of Eric's Red and Quarter Life Crisis. Malt bill of an Irish Red with the hopping of an IPA.12/14/2012 6:06:46 PM61#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61-12/14/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1123Eric The Awful Red Ale Finished up the keg last night. Bummer.12/14/2012 6:06:04 PM1123#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1122Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Had my first "official" taste today. I am actually really liking this beer.12/13/2012 8:30:37 PM1122#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1121Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Really big orange kraussen. Still might need a blow-off tube. Temp up to 68ish. 12/12/2012 5:52:38 PM1121#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1120Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Has been outside for the past few days. Got a bit slushy, so it is now down in my basement.12/11/2012 8:52:10 PM1120#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1119Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Fermentation still going strong. Still 64ish. Last night, I noticed that I had over-cooled the Mr. Beer keg. I took out the ice jug, and this morning it has recovered.12/11/2012 8:39:09 AM1119#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1118Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Fermentation took off fast and is real active. 64ish on the temperature.12/10/2012 6:26:26 PM1118#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1117Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Ginger nutmeg and cinnamon. .25 tsp each.12/9/2012 7:49:36 AM1117#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1116X-Mas Ale 2012 Labeled the 41 bottles. Should be about done carbing so I am putting a few bottles in the fridge. 12/8/2012 12:40:13 PM1116#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1115Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Took another gravity sample. Still 1.006. Really clear. Tastes pretty good. Will have to chill this and start drinking. So far it has just been samples and blends for this beer.12/8/2012 6:35:19 AM1115#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1114Blackhawk Black Ale So, right now, the beer is at 5% ABV.12/8/2012 6:31:55 AM1114#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1113Blackhawk Black Ale Put into secondary with half a pound of raisins. I soaked the raisins in star san and added to a grain bag. The gravity of the beer is at 1.020, which is certainly full bodied. That is actually what I was going for with the high mash temp. Will let it stay on secondary for a week or two and then see what is what.12/8/2012 6:30:50 AM1113#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1112Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Blended with the Wetta Raspberry and thought it was really good. 12/7/2012 7:05:04 PM1112#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment111142 SMaSH Pale Ale Kegged. FG exactly where it was going into secondary. Sample tasted wonderful.12/6/2012 6:23:58 PM1111#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbierhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#comment1110Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier Bought ingredients. Will brew this weekend. Need to remember to do starter tonight.12/6/2012 1:03:23 PM1110#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=68#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1109Blackhawk Black Ale Calmed down considerably. Have the airlock back in. There is still movement. Bubbles only once every few seconds. Tmeperature at 66.12/5/2012 6:39:50 PM1109#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1108Blackhawk Black Ale More reasonable activity this morning. Temperature at 66ish.12/4/2012 6:38:56 AM1108#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1107Blackhawk Black Ale Very active in the morning. In fact, air lock was already full of kraussen. Had to put in blow-off tube.12/3/2012 7:12:12 AM1107#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1106Blackhawk Black Ale Brewed this beer. Mash through church. Nice tasting wort. Soaked paradise seeds in vodka and put them in with the yeast. Also added in some clarity ferm. Pitched around 64.12/2/2012 4:47:35 PM1106#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment110542 SMaSH Pale Ale Took a gravity reading. 1.014, which puts this right at 5% ABV. This is right where I like it. It is a nice clean tasting beer. It taste drier than 1.014.12/1/2012 4:13:43 PM1105#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment110442 SMaSH Pale Ale Took blow-off tube back out last night. This morning, the airlock has calmed down quite a bit. Fermentation is mostly done.11/29/2012 6:02:42 AM1104#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Blackhawk Black Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#comment1103Blackhawk Black Ale Bought ingredients. Went with WY1275 rather than 1272. Used Midnight Wheat instead of Black Patent. Remembered to buy a floating thermometer.11/28/2012 12:40:58 PM1103#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 42 SMaSH Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#comment110242 SMaSH Pale Ale Brewed Sunday (see <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/11/42-smash.html">42 SMASH</a> on my blog). Fermentation has been going well. Added at blow-off tube tonight.11/27/2012 7:13:24 PM1102#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=65#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1101X-Mas Ale 2012 Bottled today with 2 cups water and 4.25oz of table sugar. Got 34 12 oz bottles. 5 bombers. 2 liter bottles. Sample seemed to be just the right amounts of chocolate malt and peppermint. I have a feeling this might be another one of those beers that I really like some days and other days will think it has too much peppermint. I guess we will see.11/24/2012 11:14:45 AM1101#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1099X-Mas Ale 2012 Took another sample today. Surprisingly, the FG is down to 1.012 making this an 8.3 ABV beer. Getting a lot of the peppermint candy cane flavor. Thinking about using lactose to bring up the body a bit.11/19/2012 8:12:44 PM1099#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1097Eric The Awful Red Ale Tried a sample tonight. Carbonation, head formation, and head retention much better than it was a few days ago. Just a function of carbonation? Not too foamy. Going to leave on pressure for a few more days.11/15/2012 5:34:24 PM1097#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoAle to the Chief: Honey Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=66&d=11_10_2012This is my all-grain conversation of the White House Honey Ale recipe that has recently been released.11/10/2012 9:44:20 AM66#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=66-11/10/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment1096Stouticus American Stout Had some for #StoutDay. Fantastic.11/8/2012 7:38:58 PM1096#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1095Eric The Awful Red Ale Rocktoberfest is done so I have room in the keggerator for ETA. Chilled in the chest freezer for a couple hours before putting in the keggerator.11/8/2012 6:28:47 PM1095#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1094Rocktoberfest Lager Finished the keg. I am a little sad to see it go, but I am really looking forward to drinking "<a href="http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61">Eric the Awful</a>".11/8/2012 6:27:42 PM1094#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1093X-Mas Ale 2012 Racked to secondary with 1 tbsp peppermint extract. Also added a little table sugar to produce some CO2 to scrub oxygen. Gravity at 1.015. Don't expect it to go much lower. Sample of base beer tasted great.11/4/2012 11:54:53 AM1093#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1091X-Mas Ale 2012 Active is an understatement. I have emptied the blow-off bucket a couple of times. Still extremely active this morning. Still at 66ish.10/30/2012 8:23:16 AM1091#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1090X-Mas Ale 2012 First thing this morning, added a blow-off tube. Temperature at 66 and obviously very active.10/29/2012 7:36:10 AM1090#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1089X-Mas Ale 2012 Brewed today. Started mash before church and finished after, so it was about 2.5 hours. Mash temp was right at 154. Boil went fine. OG hit exactly 1.074. Pitch temp 58. Everything went perfect and the wort was yummy.10/28/2012 3:04:11 PM1089#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment1087Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Finished off the last one. The last few have been low in carbonation and had not much head. This was a better beer 2 months ago.10/27/2012 3:53:52 PM1087#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1086X-Mas Ale 2012 Made a starter with 6 cups water and a cup and a half DME. 10/25/2012 6:55:59 PM1086#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#comment1085X-Mas Ale 2012 Bought ingredients today.10/24/2012 12:05:30 PM1085#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=64#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1084Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Took a little sample. Lots of carbonation, which sort of surprised me. Tastes about the same as I remember. I will certainly have to try this next time I try a La Folie.10/18/2012 7:57:55 PM1084#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1083Eric The Awful Red Ale Kegged it up. 1.014 fg. Perfect. Sample tasted awesome. Really looking forward to drinking this from the keggerator.10/18/2012 7:39:23 PM1083#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1082Eric The Awful Red Ale Added 1 oz of cascade in two hop sacks.10/14/2012 5:48:47 PM1082#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1077Eric The Awful Red Ale Fermenting away. 60 degrees at the end of the day.10/8/2012 5:41:05 PM1077#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Eric The Awful Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#comment1076Eric The Awful Red Ale Brewed this up. See <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/10/eric-awful.html">Eric the Awful</a> on my blog.10/7/2012 12:38:53 PM1076#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=61#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoBrewing Linkshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/links.aspx?10_02_2012External links that I've found useful to my brewing. Maybe they will be useful to you too.10/2/2012 3:09:04 PM14#/links.aspx-10/02/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1073Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner My friend "Billy" finished the keg off. Man, this was a good beer. We do still have bottles.10/1/2012 7:00:32 PM1073#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1072Rocktoberfest Lager Have had in keggerator for a couple of days. Tried sample today. No carbonation, but wonderful munich malt flavor. Pressurized to 15psi. Will try another sample tomorrow I think during Monday night football.9/30/2012 4:51:51 PM1072#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment1070Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Still drinking these. They still taste fabulous.9/28/2012 4:42:27 PM1070#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1068Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Moved to a keg to continue aging. Gravity was at 1.006, which makes this a 6.0% ABV beer. Sour flavor was nice, but probably not as intense as other Flanders Reds I have had. Probably didn't have the depth of complexity either. I am sure I'll still enjoy it. Not sure how long I will let it age in the keg. Eventually I will probably bottle this.9/27/2012 7:54:07 PM1068#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1061Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek There are little bubbles coming up through the wort. It is not enough to reform any kind of kraussen. I don't know if this means that that ultra-ferm is slowing doing its thing or if this is just carbon dioxide coming out of solution. 9/18/2012 3:00:37 PM1061#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1060Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Racked into secondary. Added ultraferm to see if I can get this a bit drier. Also filled about 3/4 of a growler primed with sugar. 9/16/2012 10:25:27 AM1060#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1059Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Took a sample. SG at 1.010. The sample tasted very nice. Still some residual sweetness. Might add ultraferm to secondary in hopes to future dry this out.9/15/2012 7:51:10 AM1059#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1058Rocktoberfest Lager Finally kegged this up. Pressurized to 30 psi and then placed in conditioning cooler. Will probably start drinking in about a month.9/15/2012 7:47:27 AM1058#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1057Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Replaced the blow-off tube with an airlock last night. Before I went to bed, checked on it and the airlock had krassen in it, so I added the blow-off tube back in.9/14/2012 1:51:02 AM1057#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1056Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Had a few while watching the stupid Bears lose to the stupid Packers. Really good beer, and nice and sessionable. Turns out the Beer Model really likes this too. Apparently it is not to hoppy for her.9/14/2012 1:49:44 AM1056#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1055Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Tried a couple samples from the keg last night. Absolutely fantastic flowery hop flavor and aroma. Very nice. Foam much more under control.9/13/2012 4:58:31 AM1055#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1054Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek I think the kraussen is actually settling down. May take out the blow-off tomorrow and replace it with the airlock.9/12/2012 8:18:16 PM1054#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoAle to the Chief: Honey Porterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=62&d=09_12_2012This is my all-grain conversation of the White House Honey Porter recipe that has recently been released.9/12/2012 8:01:34 PM62#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=62-09/12/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1053Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek By the end of the day, temp up to 68 and lots of blowoff.9/11/2012 5:36:12 PM1053#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1052Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Still bubbling away and at about 64. Have not needed the blow-off-tube yet.9/11/2012 6:12:06 AM1052#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1051Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Brew day went pretty well (yesterday). Think I taste a bit of vinegar in the wort, which probably means I let it get oxygenated. I am letting it ferment out anyway to see if that goes away. Got a full 6 gallons. Put in blow-off tube this morning.9/10/2012 5:47:27 AM1051#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1050Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Took keg out of cooler and into the keggerator. Extremely foamy, although carbonation seems about right. We will see how it is after cooling some more. Wonderful pilsner flavor. Wish I knew what to do about the hop haze. 9/9/2012 3:09:23 PM1050#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1049Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek The mash held its heat overnight. Still like the taste. About to heat up water for the sparge. 9/9/2012 4:57:57 AM1049#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1048Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Monitored temperature all day. Got down to 100 around 7:30 I added 2 quarts of boiling water. Earlier I tasted the liquid and was pleasantly surprised at the nice clean lactic sour. The aroma off the top isn't too bad. Am pleased with how this is going so far.9/8/2012 6:28:02 PM1048#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1047Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Tried my first bottle. Great tasting. Really light in color, but hazy. Great head formation and retention with a thick white foam. Really high in carbonation. Wonderful beer.9/8/2012 5:25:21 PM1047#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1045Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Well, at about 4AM, I got up and checked. The temp was still not at 120, so I added some cold water and then put in the grains. "Purged" the headspace of the tun with CO2 and then covered the grains with foil. Will let the mash sour now. I hope I am giving it enough time before brew day tomorrow.9/8/2012 3:17:00 AM1045#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1044Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Doing mash. Been about 2 hours and temp is constant at 156ish. Not sure how to handle cooldown.9/7/2012 6:57:26 PM1044#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeekhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#comment1042Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek Bought ingredients today, so I guess this weekend is going to be the sour mash. Decided I am going to leave out the cherries this time and probably not use the Champagne yeast. Will most likely start the sour mash Friday night. Based on podcasts I've heard recently, I might sour the whole mash rather than part of it. Have not decided.9/6/2012 11:45:08 AM1042#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=51#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1041Rocktoberfest Lager Was going to keg tonight, but there was an issue with the beer-out poppet valve on the keg. Did take a sample. Both at 1.012 which puts the ABV right at 6%. Perfect IMHO. Flavor also wonderful.9/5/2012 5:21:31 PM1041#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1039Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Put labels on the bottles and placed one of them in the beer fridge. Will have to try it this weekend.9/4/2012 7:52:12 PM1039#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1038Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Put the keg in one of my large coolers with frozen milk jugs of water to get it cooled down. Need to finish up Wetta Berry so that I can put this in the keggerator.8/30/2012 8:35:34 PM1038#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1036Rocktoberfest Lager Kraussen starting to fall. Think I will let both fermentors warm up to get yeast cleanup going. Both still below 55.8/26/2012 10:52:47 AM1036#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1034Rocktoberfest Lager Rutt at about 54. Tuke still right about 52. Both still have kraussen. 8/25/2012 8:55:18 AM1034#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1032Rocktoberfest Lager Rutt running a bit higher in the 55 or 56 range. Tuke is right at 52. Both are fermenting away.8/22/2012 5:34:37 PM1032#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1031Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Kegged. Also filled 11 12 oz bottles, 2 bombers, an a liter bottle. Loved the malt flavor. Think next time I make this I should dry-hop for some more hop aroma. The color is the palest that I have ever brewed. Keg is sitting warm at 30psi for now. 8/21/2012 8:06:36 PM1031#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1030Rocktoberfest Lager By the end of day 1, but fermentors are going. Both are at 50.8/20/2012 4:12:07 PM1030#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1029Rocktoberfest Lager Brewed it up. Everything went well. Mash through church. 90 minute boil. Used my pre-chiller to help cool into the 60's then, racked to my 5 gallon carboy and left it in ice for an hour or two. Then, I racked that into two Mr. Beer fermentors. Pitched both at about 52 degrees.8/19/2012 2:37:19 PM1029#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1028Rocktoberfest Lager Got my ingredients. 8/16/2012 12:08:34 PM1028#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment1027Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Hmmm... had 12 in inventory but only 6 in reality. Tried one. Think I like this better with a bit of age.8/15/2012 7:03:20 PM1027#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1026Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Took a sample. 1.012 FG puts this beer at about 4.7% ABV. Real pale color. Still a bit of haze. Love the taste, although I thought the hops were going to pop a bit more. 8/15/2012 4:59:19 PM1026#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment1025Rocktoberfest Lager Updated recipe. Will probably buy ingredients tomorrow.8/15/2012 4:48:56 PM1025#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1024Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner Was away for a few days. When I left, temp was at 55. When I got back, low 60s. Kraussen almost all gone.8/11/2012 5:48:38 PM1024#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Ello Poppet Czech Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#comment1023Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner There is a good amount of kraussen on the top of the beer, but the airlock activity seems really slow. This is the first lager I've done with an airlock, so maybe this is just how it always is. Temp is in the mid-50's.8/7/2012 7:00:12 AM1023#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=59#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoCheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57&d=08_03_2012Thought it would be nice to brew a simple recipe that comes in low in alcohol. Hopefully should be nice to suck down on hot summer days.8/3/2012 4:23:01 PM57#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57-08/03/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1022Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale I think the keg is dead. Long live the keg.7/22/2012 5:49:08 PM1022#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1021Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale The more I have of this the more I like it. One really nice thing is that I can drink a bunch and not feel the effects too much. Great summer weekend type beer.7/22/2012 10:42:38 AM1021#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1019Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Great summer beer to suck down while grilling. Had several while cooking pork chops. Turned out fantastic.7/8/2012 6:15:46 PM1019#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1017Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Had one last night. Pretty good. It is a bit thin tasting. Might have to try some more today.6/30/2012 5:59:38 AM1017#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1013Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale 15 psi for now.6/23/2012 8:09:23 AM1013#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1012Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Kegged and put in the keggerator. Should be drinking it by next weekend.6/23/2012 7:33:55 AM1012#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment1011Free the Glutens! APA Had one tonight. Enjoyed it. Very nice hop flavor.6/22/2012 5:26:05 PM1011#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1010Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Took a sample. 1.011 FG puts this at a 3.7% ABV. Nice brown color. There is a hint of chocolate with a bit of malty graininess. There is noticeable bitterness but not enough to get it out of balance. It is a bit thin, but has enough flavor to be very enjoyable. Should keg sometime in the next couple of days.6/21/2012 7:27:36 PM1010#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1008Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Brewed it up on Sunday. See <href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/06/brewing-cheap-bastard.html">Brewing Cheap Bastard</a> for how it went. Fermentation has been going pretty well. Been right at about 64.6/12/2012 7:02:19 PM1008#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Cheap Bastard American Mild Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#comment1005Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale Bought the ingredients today. When in the LHBS, I decided to go with Colorado Two Row instead of my usual Rahr. Also, went with Chinook instead of CTZ. Neither of these substitutions should make any difference.6/6/2012 11:59:59 AM1005#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=57#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment998Stouticus American Stout Had a liter with pizza. This beer gets better and better. Don't have much left. Should I hide some from myself?5/12/2012 6:18:03 PM998#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment990Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale I gave a bottle to a co-worker (and fellow beer geek) Friday. He and his wife tried it over the weekend. "Cliff" told me he really liked the beer. He tried it side-by-side with AB, and told me he in detail how much more he liked mine than AB. Very nice to get that feedback.4/30/2012 7:51:51 AM990#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment988X-Mas Ale 2011 Drank one. Tastes good.4/27/2012 7:23:12 PM988#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment987Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Had a bottle. Carb much better on this than Rocktoberfest. Tasting great still. 4/26/2012 7:24:36 PM987#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment986Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Had my 2nd jalapeno tonight with supper. Yummy. Very carbonated. Lots of thick creamy long lasting head.4/26/2012 5:28:24 PM986#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment984Free the Glutens! APA Had one of the new batch. I like it better than the old. Doesn't have as much of the weird flavor in it. Have not heard from "Gretchen".4/21/2012 5:47:24 PM984#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment983Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Killed the keg last night. Still have bottles.4/21/2012 5:55:26 AM983#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment981Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale I keep forgetting to mention that I used <a target="_blank" href="http://www.danstaryeast.com/products/nottingham-ale-yeast">Notingham Dry Ale Yeast</a> instead of US05 because my LHBS was out of US05. Notingham REALLY flocculates strong. Based on the flavor of this beer, I might have to start using this yeast more. It does seem to attenuate more than I used to too.4/9/2012 11:08:29 AM981#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment980Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Bottled up the jalapeño beers and then the non-jalapeño beers. Both got 2.25oz of sugar boiled in a bit less than 2 cups, cooled and added to a keg. I used the beer gun to bottle. I got 25 12oz jalapeño bottles. For the non-jalapeño beer I got 3 12oz, 5 bombers, and 4 liter bottles. NOTE: I did not clean out the keg after bottling the jalapeño beer. I may have a hint of pepper flavor in the first few non-jalapeño beers. Samples tasted great.4/8/2012 6:25:52 PM980#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment979Apricot Lovin' American Wheat We dropped off some for "Chad". He says he will try it Easter Sunday.4/4/2012 7:13:00 PM979#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment978Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Tried last night and again tonight. Decided to take peppers out tonight. Think it is not as hot as last batch, but has a nice pepper aroma and flavor. Should bottle up this weekend.4/3/2012 4:46:09 PM978#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment977Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Have forgotten to check this the past couple days. Today I opened the cooler that the fermentor is in and got a huge whiff of the jalapenos. This worried me a bit, but when I tried a sample in a shot glass, it tasted like the peppers still needed more time on the beer.4/1/2012 7:07:40 AM977#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoPsychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42&d=03_31_2012Dark in color bitter because of an insane amount of high-alpha hops in such a small batch. This is an India Dark Ale.3/31/2012 2:32:24 AM42#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42-03/31/2012http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment976Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Had my first today. Great great west-coast red. Very hoppy flavor. Not as much aroma as a dry-hopped beer, but still very good. Malt flavor is wonderful. This is a great beer. 3/30/2012 4:35:24 PM976#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment975Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Remembered to add to keggerator today.3/30/2012 6:15:38 AM975#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment974Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Eric's Red blew. The good news is that I can add PIRA to the keggerator now. Put it outside to cool overnight.3/29/2012 8:18:09 PM974#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment972Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Actually 1.007 adjusted for temperature. That puts my ABV at 5.8 which is more than 1% higher than I had planned for. Not really a session beer anymore. Oh well. Also noticed that my bittering addition was supposed to be at 50 minutes and I am pretty sure I added it at 60. 3/29/2012 5:49:45 PM972#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment971Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Tried some of the previous batch while chopping up the jalapeños for this one. Still a great pepper beer. Then, soaked the new peppers in vodka and star san, then put them in a nylon bag and added them into the fermentor. Took a sample. Tasted real good. Not sure I detect a difference between popcorn and the flaked corn from my previous batch. There is certainly a corn flavor in there though. Gravity is at about 1.006. I don't expect it will get a lot lower.3/29/2012 5:45:15 PM971#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day (Sunday) on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment970Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Brewed up Sunday. Used a sparge grain bag in the mash just-in-case, popcorn was no problem in the sparge. Blogged about brew day on the <a href="http://homebrewacademy.com/popcorn-jalapeno-cream-ale" target="_blank">Homebrew Academy</a>. Fermentation started cold. By day 3, I just let it go to 68ish.3/28/2012 11:01:01 AM970#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment969Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Tried one out of the keg. Good. Lots of apricot flavor. Think I got puree out of the bottom. Not sure how long it will take to clear that out. Also pretty foamy at this point.3/22/2012 5:43:52 PM969#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment968Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale BTW ... I have the keg on CO2 at 30psi (room temperature). My keggerator is full so it may be awhile before I can drink this.3/21/2012 7:24:00 AM968#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment967Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Remembered to put in the keggerator. Set CO2 to 12psi. Will have to try some this weekend.3/21/2012 7:22:42 AM967#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Kegged on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment966Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Kegged and filled 6 22oz and 1 PET liter bottle last night. Used the old Mr. Beer carbing method for the bottles. Absolutely fantastic taste. I am going to love this beer. For more information see <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/03/kegging-pira.html">my blog</a>3/21/2012 5:11:41 AM966#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment965Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Carbing period over. Had a bottle bomb a few days ago so I only have 15 12oz bottles. Put a few in the fridge and some in the conditioning cooler. Put the keg outside overnight and will probably put in keggerator tomorrow morning.3/20/2012 8:30:29 PM965#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment964Free the Glutens! APA Gave "Gretchen" 16 12 oz and 1 liter bottle. Told her to leave at room temp for 2 weeks for carbonation. Both she and her husband told me ftg is far supierior to any gf beers they have had. Makes me feel good.3/18/2012 12:51:38 PM964#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment963Free the Glutens! APA I bottled up this batch today. 18 12 oz bottles 2 litter bottles. Lots of gunk on the bottom of the fermentor but the beer seemed pretty clear into the bottles. Nice taste, although it does have a bit of the weird gluten-free flavor.3/17/2012 4:03:05 PM963#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Sample on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment960Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Took a gravity reading and tasted the sample. FG came in at 1.014. Sample really tasted good. Lots of citrusy hop aroma and flavor. A bit of malty sweetness in the start with a pretty dry and bitter finish. I am pleased so far and am sure I Would be proud to serve this to Greg Koch and / or Mitch Steele.3/13/2012 5:26:23 PM960#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment959Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Seems to be finished with the main fermentation. For the most part it started and stayed cool with only a couple degree rise in temp. Got up to 66. I will let it go now.3/10/2012 5:59:04 AM959#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment958Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Had one. Still nice hop aroma and flavor. Only one more left.3/9/2012 8:25:32 PM958#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#comment957Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Ale Drinking the last of the non-jalapeno beer. I actually think it is pretty good still. There are 3 jalapeno beers left.3/8/2012 9:19:11 PM957#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=39#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment956X-Mas Ale 2011 Have too much of this left for it being March. Had one last night and one tonight. Tasting good but really not a spring beer.3/8/2012 7:31:28 PM956#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Kegged and Bottled on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment954Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Kegged beer with 4.5 oz of sugar and 2.5 oz apricot flavoring. Filled 16 12oz bottles and 2 liter bottles. Will let carb for a couple weeks and see how it turns out. Lots of apricot flavor. Hope it is not too much.3/6/2012 9:18:20 PM954#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment952Free the Glutens! APA Checked the gravity. Got 1.020. Doesn't really taste very sweet, though. Tastes pretty much like the old batch although might be a touch more bitter. 3/5/2012 5:34:20 PM952#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day (yesterday) on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment950Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Brewed it up yesterday (see blog for full story). The only thing that concerns me is the cidery taste I got from the starter. I guess we will see. Fermentation did take off quickly and I had to add a blow-off tube early this morning.3/5/2012 7:19:01 AM950#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment948Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Gave this a taste. It tastes like an apricot wheat. Need to get this kegged and bottled.3/4/2012 11:05:45 AM948#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Pompously Illegitimate Red Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#comment946Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale Got the ingredients today. I think this might be the biggest mash I've ever done. 3/1/2012 12:37:22 PM946#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=50#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Red Failurehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=52#comment945Eric's Red Failure Got some takers. Got some good comments.3/1/2012 8:24:30 AM945#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=52#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment944Stone Soup IDA Blew the keg already last night. Probably need to brew something hoppy to replace the empty spot left behind by this beer.3/1/2012 6:43:01 AM944#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Red Failurehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=52#comment942Eric's Red Failure Packed up 26 of these to bring to work. We'll see what people think of it.2/28/2012 6:50:48 PM942#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=52#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment940Free the Glutens! APA This "beer" has sort of a weird fermentation. It doesn't get all that crazy in the fermenter and there is no kraussen to speak of. Last batch I hurried through. This one, I am letting sit for awhile to let the yeast take its time.2/28/2012 6:50:36 AM940#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment938Free the Glutens! APA Brewed this up. Tried first wort hopping for the first time and the smell of the oats and steeping hops were fantastic. If this beer tastes half as good as it smelled, I might not let "Gretchen" have any.2/25/2012 4:01:36 PM938#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment937Free the Glutens! APA Remembered I had less than 3.8 lbs of brown rice syrup, so adjusted the recipe to match actual amount. Made up some of the difference with honey. Decided to try "first wort hopping" on this batch. Completely taking out the bittering addition. Hops are a much higher alpha acid % too. Hope Gretchen ends up liking this beer too.2/25/2012 8:43:08 AM937#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: 2ndary on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment936Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Put 3lbs apricot puree in my new 5 gallon carboy and then racked the beer on top. Had lots of beer left over. Probably should have filled up 1 or 2 liter bottles with base beer, but ended up just drinking some and dumping the rest. Base beer tastes great. Not sure how active the fruit will ferment.2/23/2012 6:09:16 PM936#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Free the Glutens! APAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#comment935Free the Glutens! APA Got the Golden Naked Oats and the yeast and hops for another batch. Might brew it up tonight.2/23/2012 12:36:17 PM935#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=48#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment934Apricot Lovin' American Wheat About time to go to secondary with the fruit. According to my calculations based on the nutritional values on the back of the can, the 3 lbs apricot puree should be adding 4.6 oz of sugar. This is actually about what I would carbonate this batch with. To be honest, this is lower than I expected, but I am pretty sure I did the calculations correctly.2/21/2012 3:40:46 PM934#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Blow Out on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment933Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Blew out my bung and air lock sometime last night. There was a surprising small amount of mess. Cleaned it up and put in the blow-off tube (not sure it was needed). Temp up to 64. Fermentation still active.2/15/2012 5:59:04 AM933#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment932Apricot Lovin' American Wheat Very active fermentation. Temp strip says 62/64.2/14/2012 6:48:05 AM932#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Apricot Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#comment931Apricot Lovin' American Wheat My first double infusion mash went very well. Temps almost exactly where I wanted them. Efficiencies pretty much on target. Wort sample tastes awesome. 2/12/2012 4:57:57 PM931#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=53#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: first taste on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment923Stone Soup IDA Nice beer. Wonderful citrusy hop flavor and aroma in a smooth black beer. Not sure I would call it chocolatey. Certainly not what I would call roasty. Perhaps a bit caramel. Just a nice Black IPA. Perhaps a bit undercarbed. Put under 15psi after I grabbed a couple of glasses. 1/12/2012 5:50:26 PM923#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment921Stone Soup IDA Put the keg in the keggerator. Probably won't try until next weekend.1/7/2012 9:18:07 AM921#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Kegged (last night) on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment917Stone Soup IDA Kegged it up after taking gravity sample. 1.013 is pretty good attenuation. Love the flavor. Think maybe I left some of the dry-hop aroma in the hop sacks. Maybe I should have submerged them? Pressurized keg to 30 psi and am letting sit off the gas in room temp for awhile. Want to try to open a spot in the keggerator in a week or two for this. Can't wait to drink.12/30/2011 7:27:58 AM917#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment914X-Mas Ale 2011 Tasting great.12/20/2011 5:53:10 PM914#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Dry Hop on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment912Stone Soup IDA Dry hopped with 2oz cascade and 1oz Centennial. Put about .5oz in each of 6 muslin hop sacks. Originally intended 1.5oz cascade and 2oz centennial, but under estimated how much centennial I had. May add another oz into the keg when we get there.12/19/2011 5:21:49 PM912#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment910Stone Soup IDA Meant to dry-hop yesterday. Never got around to it.12/19/2011 9:17:43 AM910#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment909Stone Soup IDA Still going. Temp at 68 in the morning.12/16/2011 7:24:32 AM909#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment908Stone Soup IDA Got a blow-off late yesterday. Fermentation still going strong this morning.12/15/2011 11:42:42 AM908#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment906Stone Soup IDA Beginning of day 3, still going strong. Temp up to 66.12/14/2011 6:24:50 AM906#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment905Stone Soup IDA Brewed on Sunday (see <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2011/12/another-batch-of-stone-soup.html">my blog entry "Another Batch of Stone Soup"</a>). Temp started at 65 and got down to 62. Fermentation did start up well before day 1 was started. Going strong right now (day 2 morning) and still a bit above 62. 12/13/2011 6:08:35 AM905#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stone Soup IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#comment904Stone Soup IDA Got ingredients during the day. At night, made a starter with 4 cups water 1 cup DME and two harvested US05 pint jars.12/8/2011 9:20:04 PM904#/recipes/stonesoup.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: First Taste on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment900X-Mas Ale 2011 Great chocolate malt aroma and flavor. Hazelnut really complements base beer. Sweet beer. Really like this X-mas ale.11/23/2011 4:43:33 PM900#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment892HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager Giving away 2 6-packs today. See <a href="http://www.sheppybrew.com/gifts.aspx">Beer Gifts</a>.11/8/2011 6:42:46 AM892#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment889X-Mas Ale 2011 Bottled up from my keg using the beer gun. 2 cups water with 1 oz Hazelnut extract and 1 tsp cinnamon. Sample tasted awesome. The hazelnut really compliments the nutty esters from the WY1272. Got 25 12oz bottles, 5 bombers, 4 liter bottles, and 2 growlers. 11/6/2011 1:41:14 PM889#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment888HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager Tried a liter. Nice german malt flavor. Firm hop bitterness and flavor. Love this beer.11/4/2011 5:15:54 PM888#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment887Stouticus American Stout #StoutDay Had the first of this batch (from the main fermenter). Absolutely awesome. Passed out the bribe at work too.11/3/2011 4:43:09 PM887#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment886X-Mas Ale 2011 Took a sample. The FG seems to be right at 1.020, which puts us at about 7.3% ABV and about 73% ADF. The flavor is awesome. Nice subtle chocolate malt flavor on top of the 1272 nuttiness. Comes across slightly sweet which is perfect for a winter warmer. I've decided that the peppermint is not what I'm going to use. Instead, I'm going to use the rest of the hazelnut extract that I've had since brewing the Bluefield experiment. That should compliment the nutty flavor I'm already getting. Probably will bottle this up Saturday or Sunday.11/2/2011 3:16:28 PM886#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment880Stouticus American Stout Tried one of the "satellite" beers yesterday. Thought it tasted awesome. I am sure if this one turned out good, the "real" batch turned out just fantastic.10/24/2011 11:19:24 AM880#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment877HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager Bottled up this batch with 4.125oz sugar. Used the keg and beer gun again. Didn't actually take an FG reading, but I figure the one I took a few days ago is probably close enough. Will carb this for two weeks and then distribute to various lucky individuals. Got 29 12 oz bottles, 5 liter bottles, and 3 bombers.10/22/2011 6:22:26 AM877#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment874X-Mas Ale 2011 Removed the blow-off tube last night and put the air-lock back on. Still fermenting away, but seems to be slowing down a little bit.10/20/2011 12:11:29 PM874#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment873HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager FG at about 1.011. A little bit more in Tuke. A little less in Rutt. This puts us at 4.8 ABV and about 77% ADF. Flavor is right about exactly what I wanted. I think I was hoping for a bit more hop aroma, but I am pretty fine with the sample in whole. Hope to bottle this weekend if I have enough bottles.10/19/2011 5:10:44 PM873#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment872X-Mas Ale 2011 Good thing I had the blow-off tube in there. It blew off later the same day.10/18/2011 3:00:26 PM872#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment871X-Mas Ale 2011 Brewed this up yesterday (see the <a href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2011/10/back-to-mash-tun.html">article on my blog</a>). This morning, the fermentation was going strong at about 68 degrees. I put in the blow-off tube just in case.10/17/2011 6:05:37 AM871#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment870Stouticus American Stout Bottled up with 4.25oz sugar in a keg. Used the beer gun to bottle. Still at 1.020. I really thought the sample was fantastic again. Got 39 12 oz bottles; 4 bombers; 2 liters.10/16/2011 6:49:58 AM870#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment869HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager After the first few days, I let the temps rise above lager temps in both fermenters. We'll see how this ends up tasting.10/13/2011 10:41:34 AM869#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment868Stouticus American Stout Took a sample. 1.020 OG. Makes it 5.3 ABV and 66.7% ADF. Was expecting a slightly better attenuation, but I'm ok with 1.020. I was going to add lactose to get it up to 1.020 anyway. The sample tasted amazing IMHO.10/9/2011 6:07:43 PM868#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#comment867HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager Brewed up this recipe. Did the starter early in the morning. Things went pretty well, although mash efficiency was not as high as usual.10/9/2011 6:00:50 PM867#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=47#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment863Stouticus American Stout Put some of the beer from the satellite fermenter into 4 bottles. Dumped out the rest. Didn't take an OG reading. Sample tasted very good. 10/6/2011 9:00:39 PM863#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment862Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Was going to use the beer gun again. Filled one bottle and the keg died.10/6/2011 8:58:54 PM862#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment860Stouticus American Stout Brewed on Sunday see <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.ericshepard.com/2011/09/thankyou-stouticus.html">Thankyou Stouticus blog entry</a>. Put a little over half a gallon in 1 gallon water jug as a sort of satellite fermenter (although not at same temp). It seems to be done. Main fermenter started quickly and is going pretty well at 64 on day 2.9/27/2011 7:45:06 AM860#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: First taste on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment857Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Had the LB. Very hoppy and pretty dark as advertised. Certainly not a black IPA, but a beautiful dark brown. Somewhat citrusy, but sort of an earthy pungency from the hops really play nicely with the dark chocolate malts. Great IDA!9/23/2011 4:54:38 PM857#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Starter on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment856Stouticus American Stout Made a yeast starter of about a quart water to 1 cup DME last night. Working away this morning.9/22/2011 5:33:18 AM856#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bought ingredients on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment854Stouticus American Stout I purchased my ingredients yesterday. I am substituting flaked barely for 1 pound of the 2-row. Need to update recipe. Brewing this weekend.9/21/2011 2:19:36 PM854#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment853Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Labeled the bottles and put some in the fridge.9/20/2011 5:04:43 PM853#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment849Bluefield Chocolate Ale Last liter. Nice, rich, deep chocolate. Ages well.Will have to see what we can do for the next iteration of Bluefield Ale.9/12/2011 7:39:03 PM849#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment846Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Filled 14 12 oz bottles and 1 bomber from the keg. First time using the beer gun. Have some process tweaks, but all-in-all it went well.9/10/2011 6:14:13 PM846#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment844Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Bottled up in 13 12oz bottles, 4 22oz bombers, and 2 1 liter bottles. Batch primed with 2.25oz cane sugar. This is certainly not dark enough to be called a black-ipa. Might be more of an American Brown, although I've never tasted a brown that is this hoppy. Sample was good. Not as much hop aroma as I expected.9/10/2011 5:26:44 AM844#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Dry Hop on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment842Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Added .5oz of Columbus for dry hop.9/7/2011 4:34:44 PM842#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Need to brew again on Stouticus American Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#comment839Stouticus American Stout I am using this beer as a bribe to donate to the <a href="http://www.runningguru.com/RunWithMe.asp?mID=Shepard2963">2nd Wind Fund.</a>9/6/2011 8:56:43 AM839#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=30#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#comment809X-Mas Ale 2011 Got the recipe for the base beer finalized, but what about the spices?8/28/2011 5:12:53 AM809#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=44#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Fermentation on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment808Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA The fermentation has been going strong and is still going pretty well. Has been up to 70 or 72. Currently at about 68. Getting pretty strong hop aroma in the fermentation cooler. 8/28/2011 3:09:23 AM808#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: First taste on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment805Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Poured myself a couple of mugs from the keg. Carbonation seems about right. Nice color. Maybe a little more fruity esters than previous batches of P&T, but that might just be because I have not had it in awhile. Very tasty.8/26/2011 4:12:22 PM805#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day (last night) on Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#comment796Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA Another simple recipe and another quick brew night. Used a hop-sack for the ridiculous amount of Columbus hops at the 10 minute addition. I pitched at about 70 and cooled in my fermentation cooler last night. This morning, the temp was at about 65. There were signs that fermentation was getting started this morning. Hope to see it going crazy tonight.8/26/2011 7:27:49 AM796#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=42#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment611Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Drained some beer off the top and re-pressurized to 35psi. Did not get the spillage back into the CO2 line, so I hope that means I got enough out so that the gas dip tube is no longer under beer. Going to keep this keg warm for a couple of weeks I think.8/15/2011 5:12:43 PM611#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Kegged on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment604Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Kegged it up. Still at 1.018. Tasted good. Got my PSI up to 35 and then disconnected because beer leaked into the gas line. Think I overfilled the keg.8/9/2011 6:03:58 PM604#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Gravity Sample on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment603Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Today, I used the wine thief to grab a sample. The gravity was a little high at 1.018, but my mash temps did get a bit high, so that is not unexpected. The aroma coming out of the carboy seemed a bit off, but the sample tasted very good with the nice biscuity, nutty flavor that this yeast does a good job giving me. It does seem a bit sweet, but that is probably due to the high FG. Plus, I am used to drinking QLC, which is much more bitter.8/6/2011 5:11:34 PM603#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment601Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Yesterday was brew day. Things went pretty well, although it was very hot outside. Wort was at 60 this morning and the yeasties had not really started yet. Hope to see activity when I get home tonight.7/25/2011 7:27:04 AM601#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Different is good! on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment600Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Mine's a little different but different is good and based on your #3 I do believe. Great beer and is superb alternative to all those citrus beers out there! Great job!7/22/2011 9:51:44 AM600#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Phat & Tyred Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/phat.aspx#comment599Phat & Tyred Amber Ale Bought ingredients yesterday and made my yeast starter last night. Brewing this weekend.7/22/2011 7:34:05 AM599#/recipes/phat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment59515 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Sadly, just about gone. Just one left.7/19/2011 4:56:22 PM595#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment594Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Gone!7/19/2011 4:54:53 PM594#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment590Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Wow this tastes great.7/14/2011 9:22:45 PM590#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoFat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40&d=06_03_2011An attempt at make Phat & Tyred gone horribly wrong.6/3/2011 5:00:05 AM40#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40-06/03/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Gone on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment569Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Well, I did not realize we were so close, but the keg ran out tonight. Bummer.6/2/2011 5:29:20 PM569#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment56515 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Drank up that growler. Still wonderful beer (even in those little plastic camping cups). Not as hoppy as it was younger. The weaker hops give the malt character an opportunity to come through. Very nice.5/30/2011 6:13:46 AM565#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment56315 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Bringing my growler of this camping. Can't wait!5/27/2011 7:32:52 AM563#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment562Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Had a couple. Yummy. Still hoppy, although probaby not as hoppy as it was younger. Great head.5/26/2011 5:38:25 PM562#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment552Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Been drinking. Seems carbonated abut right, but I am still getting a bit of foam.5/5/2011 7:32:21 AM552#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment548Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Still doesn't seem fully carbed to me. I bumped up the pressure a bit. See how it tastes tonight.4/29/2011 6:18:46 AM548#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment547Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Tried another little sample from the tap. Still not fully carbed, but might be a little less flat. Temp down to 37. I do like the biscuit flavor with the centennial hops. Very good amber ale.4/25/2011 5:05:14 PM547#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment545Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Tried one just for the fun of running the tap. Tastes good. Still not fully carbed, but not completely flat. So exciting.4/24/2011 9:54:16 PM545#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Kegged on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment543Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Kegged it up. Soooo much easier than bottles. Although, I'm not sure I saved time today. Sample was wonderful. A bit on the bitter / hoppy side of balanced. Exactly what I was going for. Pressurized the keg to a little under 30. Not absolutely sure when I'll put this in the kegerator.4/23/2011 7:58:44 AM543#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment53715 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Had a completely flat one. No carbonation. Threw out the bottle.4/21/2011 7:51:33 PM537#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment535Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Purchased a 5 gallon corny keg to "bottle" this batch in. Not sure if I'll sugar-prime or just pressurize to desired carbonation.4/19/2011 11:18:45 AM535#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoBluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27&d=04_12_2011Experimental brew. Trying to make something Chocolaty that my sister would like. Doomed for failure, but the worse that could happen is that I would have to drink it. 4/12/2011 9:06:10 PM27#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27-04/12/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment528Bluefield Chocolate Ale The beer gets better as I get closer to finishing the glass. One thing is for sure: this beer is over carbonated. 4/12/2011 9:03:23 PM528#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment527Bluefield Chocolate Ale Had one after a couple of Wits (WWW and Avery's). Tonight is a night that I'm not really a fan of the hazelnut flavor in this beer. But, still, not a bad end to the night.4/12/2011 8:54:06 PM527#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment514Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Took a gravity reading and sample taste. 1.012 or so. Nice APA or amber ale flavor. Not much hop aroma.4/4/2011 5:33:54 PM514#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment513Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Big kraussen and air lock is bubbling away today. Temp at 60. 3/27/2011 3:58:58 AM513#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Fat and Stoopid Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#comment512Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale Meant to make <a href="/recipes/phat.aspx">Phat & Tyred </a> but things went badly and I had to improvise. Thank goodness for Beer Smith. I think I ended up making a pretty good beer, but won't know until it is ready to drink.3/26/2011 1:54:40 PM512#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=40#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment51015 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Had a liter with tacos. Really a great beer. I am glad we had a big batch, because with both the beer model and me drinking it, it does not last long.3/25/2011 6:02:36 PM510#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoPhat & Tyred Amber Ale (archive)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=38&d=03_12_2011Previously brewed recipes of Phat & Tyred Amber Ale3/12/2011 2:26:47 PM38#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=38-03/12/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment498Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Drank the liter.Really really really good.Nice and hoppy,but very smooth.I had forgotten this is almost 7% abv and I could really feel it.3/10/2011 7:35:49 PM498#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment497Bluefield Chocolate Ale Had another last night. Must have been in the right mood, because it really tasted good. 3/10/2011 5:02:04 AM497#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoTest Pagehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=37&d=03_02_2011Nothing special. Just testing a couple of things.3/2/2011 2:52:54 PM37#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=37-03/02/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment487Bluefield Chocolate Ale Had one. Enjoyed it.2/26/2011 8:43:16 PM487#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment48315 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Clearcut America: Hey, thanks for stopping by. I don't know if you'll see get this comment. I need to program some sort of email subscription for the comments. The easiest way to do a website is to start a blog. If you send me an email (use the <a href="/EmailForm.aspx">Contact Us form</a>), I can give you some advice on starting out. 2/26/2011 6:48:20 AM483#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Recipes on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment48215 Year Anniversary Amber Ale I just started doing Partial mash 5 gallons and was looking to stock up on some recipes for Mr.Beer sized batches. Im glad I stumbled upon your site. Looks pretty good. I wish I knew how to build a website about my brewing2/25/2011 8:30:50 PM482#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoBeer Quoteshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/quotes.aspx?02_22_2011Quotes about beer.2/22/2011 1:09:59 PM13#/quotes.aspx-02/22/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment466Girly Berry Blonde Ale Finished up the last liter. Still a pretty nice beer. I guess I will have to get this brewed again.2/19/2011 5:44:27 PM466#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Yummy uniqueness on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment46515 Year Anniversary Amber Ale It is somewhat interesting to me that the beer model seems to like this. It is a great beer, but it does have a significant hop aroma flavor and bitterness, and she is not a hop-head. The biscuit plays real nice with a nutty ester from the yeast. The floral flavor from the crystall and the hop bitterness just add a real nice finishing touch. I am pretty sure that I have never had a beer style quite like this.2/19/2011 4:44:36 PM465#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment461X-Mas Ale 2010 This page got wiped out somehow. Need to repopulate the content. Hope it was my stupidity an not some hacker.2/19/2011 5:12:12 AM461#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Still love the Kox on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment460Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Been awhile since I had this beer. Had one tonight after working out.So tasty and refreshing. I love it still. I have decided this is different enough from tommy hawk to keep them separate. I would call this more of an APA and TH more of an IPA.2/17/2011 9:36:38 PM460#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Yum on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment45815 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Had the LB. Really like this beer.2/13/2011 6:49:16 PM458#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment456Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Sadly, these are almost gone. I do love the blend of flavors in this beer. The cinnamon flavor is still there, but I'm not sure I would recognize it as cinnamon unless I already knew that is what it was. Not sure when I'll get to brew this again. Too many batches are already planned.2/12/2011 5:40:51 PM456#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico15 Year Anniversary Amber Ale (previous recipes)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=35&d=02_04_2011The beer model and I have been married for 15 years (as of 9/2/2010), and this is a little bit of a celebration ale.2/4/2011 11:54:37 AM35#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=35-02/04/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: In the fridge on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment44815 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Not even done with the standard 2 weeks carb, but decided to put a few in the fridge so that I will have the option to drink while watching the Superbowl.2/4/2011 11:40:48 AM448#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment44315 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Had one of the old batch. Really good still. I'm glad I have that 2nd batch coming right behind it.1/29/2011 12:39:27 PM443#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment42915 Year Anniversary Amber Ale First time using my bottling bucket. Went ok I guess, but probably could have gone smoother. Got 33 12 oz bottles; 4 liter bottles and one 1/2 gallon growler. Sample tasted great.1/23/2011 5:27:19 PM429#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoStone Soup IDA (archive)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=33&d=01_17_2011Really hoppy dark ale. 1/17/2011 6:33:11 PM33#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=33-01/17/2011http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment42115 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Took the fermenters out of the coolers last night. The 1.055 took off and finished quicker than the 1.051. Temps got up to about 70. Not too bad.1/14/2011 11:28:34 AM421#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment42015 Year Anniversary Amber Ale Brewed everything up and split into two Mr. Beer fermenters. Got 1.051 in one and 1.055 in the other because I had to do some filling with water to get to the right volume, and probably didn't evenly distribute. I really need to get a full 5 gallon fermenter. I also need to look at increasing my boil evaporation rate so that I don't end up having to fill. 1/9/2011 5:16:11 PM420#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brew Day! on 15 Year Anniversary Amber Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#comment41915 Year Anniversary Amber Ale I really like the design layout of your site, it's awesome. The recipes look like the makings of some fine ales, I've used the Munich in several recipes myself and have been curious to include the Biscuit to taste its impact as well. Someday I'd like to pick your brain on the yeast harvesting, mainly how you do it, I'm racking 5 batches to secondaries this weekend and it's killing me to keep tossing out the yeast. 1/9/2011 8:01:58 AM419#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=25#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: New Page on SheppyBrew Home Brewinghttp://www.sheppybrew.com/default.aspx#comment418SheppyBrew Home Brewing I'm keeping track of people I give beer to at <a href="/gifts.aspx">Beer Gifts</a>.1/6/2011 9:53:33 PM418#/default.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment378Bluefield Chocolate Ale she did not seem to be a fan.12/30/2010 1:49:52 PM378#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment377Bluefield Chocolate Ale Well, I got my beer to Michigan and was able to share one with my sister.I was not a fan of the hazzlenut during this taste. Had another the next night in the hotel and thought it tasted fine. Think it was a matter of my mood.Anyway, Mrs.Bluefield took 5 home to Wisconsin.12/30/2010 1:47:51 PM377#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment373Bluefield Chocolate Ale Had a beer float with this. Sort of disappointing. Certainly not as good as the float I had with Tweedle Beetle Imperial Stout.12/25/2010 3:48:48 PM373#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment311X-Mas Ale 2010 The aroma has a bit of cherry with a rich malty flavor.The flavor starts with an initial malty sweetness and is immediately complimented by the cherry fruitiness.The apple pie spice joins in and the cinnamon seems to provide nice bitterness at the end.The ingredients are really blending nicely together.12/22/2010 9:07:41 PM311#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment291Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Had one to photograph for this page. It is really a tasty beer. It has a unique color and a great head. Love this beer.12/18/2010 3:52:41 PM291#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoWhisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20&d=12_17_2010Mr. Beer version of a Belgium Wit for my wife.12/17/2010 3:37:19 PM20#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20-12/17/2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoMr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23&d=12_17_2010Nothing spectacular. Just using up some Mr. Beer UME / HME. Pretty standard blond / gold ale.12/17/2010 3:37:19 PM23#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23-12/17/2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoLeprechaun Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/lepstout.aspx?12_17_2010A nicely balanced Irish Stout with just the right amount of peppermint to make this a minty treat.12/17/2010 3:37:19 PM7#/recipes/lepstout.aspx-12/17/2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment280Bluefield Chocolate Ale Well, I'm not sure I know what my sister means by a "beer taste", and since she is sort of the "target audience", that will be the final test. IMO, it is dominated by cocoa. It is beer, so I guess technically it tastes like beer.12/6/2010 4:26:38 PM280#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bluefield Chocolate Ale on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment279Bluefield Chocolate Ale 3 lbs of DME... so it doesn't have a "Beer-ish" taste to it?12/5/2010 7:35:07 PM279#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment278Bluefield Chocolate Ale The beer model and I shared a bottle. Not bad. Very chocolaty and has a nice hazelnut flavor. Not sure if my sister will like it (probably not), but at least it is not a horrible beer.12/5/2010 6:51:57 PM278#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment275Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Tried the LB. Wow, this is good. It is a lot like Tommy Hawk, especially in the Amarillo aroma and taste. Really nice gold color. A bit cloudy, which might just be since it was the LB. Great white head. Medium to light body. Not sure if I can detect the rye or not. Great beer.12/2/2010 6:30:26 PM275#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment273Bluefield Chocolate Ale Put a couple in the beer fridge. Probably won't try until next weekend.11/27/2010 4:08:13 PM273#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment272Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Put in conditioning cooler.11/27/2010 4:07:35 PM272#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment270X-Mas Ale 2010 Had the LB. More cherry flavor than I remember before. Also sweeter. Nice and festive.11/26/2010 8:12:55 PM270#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment269X-Mas Ale 2010 Last night I had one of these and one of the 2009 X-Mas Ales. Both were delicious. 2009 really aged well. I'm not sure I'll be able to, but I might try to save at least one for X-Mas 2011. I will certainly try to save lots of this batch too. Next year, I might make a bigger batch so that it will be easier to save for years.11/20/2010 11:15:19 AM269#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment266X-Mas Ale 2010 Put 6 of these in the upstairs fridge.11/16/2010 6:46:15 AM266#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment264Bluefield Chocolate Ale YD ... I think about 3 lbs DME would be about the equivalent to that much 2-row, BUT ... I would not suggest making this recipe. It is too experimental at this point. At the very least, I would get rid of the lactose and cut the cocoa in half.11/15/2010 6:07:08 AM264#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: B C A on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment262Bluefield Chocolate Ale Looks interesting. How much DME to replace the 2 row? 11/13/2010 9:18:42 PM262#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment261Bluefield Chocolate Ale Bottled up. Used two cups water, 2.25oz table sugar and about a 1 fluid oz of hazlenut extract. The flavor of the sample is certainly chocolaty. Hazlenut adds a nice touch. It is very full-bodied at 1.040, but I think it will be drinkable. Probably will make nice beer-floats. 11/13/2010 10:49:40 AM261#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment258Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Bottled up. Got 19 12oz bottle and 2 liter bottles. Sample tasted awesome. Attenuation is almost too good.11/7/2010 7:03:36 AM258#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment256Bluefield Chocolate Ale At bedtime, fermentation had slowed down and the chocolate kraussen seemed solid enough to perhaps suppress the yeasties from doing their thing. I top-cropped some of that chocolate. Smells and taste good! At least some of the cocoa seems to precipitated off the top. Don't know, but I think this beer may turn out ok afterall. 11/2/2010 8:12:07 PM256#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment255Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale "Racked" into the bottling bucket for dry-hopping. Did this so I could collect the yeast for 2nd generation. Spilled some of the beer because I left the spigot open. Stupid!11/2/2010 8:01:02 PM255#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment254Bluefield Chocolate Ale I let the temperature heat up a bit last night. Really active fermentation now. Chocolate aroma is amazing. Weird black cocoa kraussen.11/2/2010 3:36:40 AM254#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Bluefield Chocolate Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#comment252Bluefield Chocolate Ale Well ... everything went pretty well. The unsweetened chocolate really thickened this up based on the 1.088 OG. I'm assuming that the cocoa is unfermentable. I probably should have just left the lactose out. My pre-boil gravity was right about where it should have been, so the extra 27 points all came from chocolate. Pitched at about 70. Starter was pretty much at high-krausen. Guess we will see how this turns out.10/31/2010 2:03:32 PM252#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=27#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment249Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Listened to CYBI again. Bittering hop was Magnum instead of Columbus. They used Fuggle at 30 and Cascade at flameout. IBU came out to 40.3 on their show. They used a little less 2-row (about 70%), more Munich and Rye (10% each), Victory and Honey about the same I guess. Wonder if I can find the Terrapin Rye PA somewhere.10/28/2010 8:22:27 AM249#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment248Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale There was liquid on the bottom of the cooler when I got home today. I guess I got an overflow, but it might be a leak. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on it. Temp still at 62 and fermentation still crazy.10/27/2010 4:59:06 PM248#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment247Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Fermentation going well this morning. Temp at 62. Put ice bottle in. This will be my only temp control for this batch.10/26/2010 4:45:49 AM247#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment246Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale No activity. Temp on the keg was down to 58. Added warm water bottle to cooler, and then sanitized a whisk to mix things up. Hopefully this will get it started. 10/25/2010 5:34:10 PM246#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#comment245Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale Did the starter early in the morning today. Probably defeats the purpose of a starter ... but oh well. Brewing day went pretty good. Really vigorous boil and much higher evaporation rate. Pitched at about 65. Slightly high on the OG. Oh well.10/24/2010 4:44:12 PM245#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=15#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment241Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Drank another. More hop flavor compared to ds1. Detect just a touch of chocolate. Cinammon is much more restrained. Nice beer.10/21/2010 6:36:05 PM241#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment239Dragon Spit Brown Ale The cinnamon blends so nicely into the malt and hop taste and aroma. I wonder how many people would taste this beer and realize it has cinnamon. There are only 6 left. Don't think I'm going to be able to hold onto these much longer.10/20/2010 8:06:22 PM239#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment234X-Mas Ale 2010 I guess my carb phase is over. Put in the conditioning cooler, but nothing else is in there, so I am not cooling it. Plenty of time for this beer. Hoping to put off any real taste until Thanksgiving, but might have to sneak a QA bottle some time.10/16/2010 5:36:47 AM234#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment226Dragon Spit Brown Ale Connor brought me one to drink with dinner. It is interesting how as the cinnamon fades it starts to take on sort of a hop bitterness character. This beer tastes really good right now.10/7/2010 5:40:43 PM226#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment217X-Mas Ale 2010 2.25oz sugar and a teaspoon of apple pie spice in 2 cups boiling water. I had quite a bit of beer left on the bottom, along with the cherry pieces. I think next time I'll using fruit flavoring instead of real cherries. Really impressive attenuation, especially since I did not really account for the sugar from the cherries. Got only 16 12 oz bottles along with 2 liters and a 22oz bottle. Now, I just need to wait until Thanksgiving or so to taste these. (good luck with that, Sheppy)10/2/2010 2:49:55 PM217#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment214X-Mas Ale 2010 Last night, I started the "cold crash" process.10/1/2010 12:12:26 PM214#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment208Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Just remembered my comment about the "fusel". That is certainly gone. Nice mouth-feel. Beautiful gold color. The malty sweetness is there. My initial response was that it needed more hops, but this is actually exactly what I think it should be. And the beer model really likes it.9/25/2010 3:29:29 PM208#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment206X-Mas Ale 2010 Last night, I blended the cherries in a sanitized blender. Put them in another fermenter and drained the beer on top. Have a bit of krausen on top today.9/22/2010 5:31:56 PM206#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment204Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Tried one. Got the Mr. Beer taste ... interesting since I did not use the MrB yeast. Probably could use some hops. Good beer. Probably not great. Will let this condition a bit.9/15/2010 5:26:06 PM204#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment202Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Put one in the beer fridge and the rest in the conditioning cooler.9/13/2010 4:56:13 AM202#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment201X-Mas Ale 2010 Brewed it up yesterday. Everything went very well. Think I might have gotten better efficiency with the new stainless braid. But, cannot really say for sure because I do not really know how much of the grains I actually got. Substituted apple pie spice for the allspice.9/13/2010 4:17:19 AM201#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment199Girly Berry Blonde Ale Might have something to do with the dragon spit II I had before but the fruity esters taste Belgium to me. Nice.9/10/2010 5:43:02 PM199#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment198Tried the AG with the original version. They taste very close. I think I might have detected more mouth feel in the original but not much. The AG is lighter in color, but I am pretty sure I would not detect a difference in a blind taste test.9/10/2010 5:33:49 PM198#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment196Dragon Spit Brown Ale Still like DSII better, but this is very good too.9/8/2010 7:59:14 PM196#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment195Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Such a wonderfully unique taste. Really enjoy the flavors in this beer. 9/8/2010 7:57:22 PM195#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment193Put a couple in the fridge. Need to make room to add some more.9/8/2010 11:37:07 AM193#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment192X-Mas Ale 2010 Got my grains today. Had an accident where the bag fell over, spilling some of the cracked grains. Don't think I lost too much, but I may have to adjust with some LME to get the desired OG.9/8/2010 11:33:59 AM192#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2010http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#comment191X-Mas Ale 2010 Thinking about adding oats. Maybe toast a bit in the oven. Probably steep so I do not have to worry about stuck sparge. 9/7/2010 7:02:57 PM191#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=24#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment185Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale 1 cup water 2.25oz sugar. Got 12 12 oz. 2 liter bottles. 1 1/2 gallon growler and a pint bottle. Nice gold color. Sample was good. Could use more hops I think, but we knew that with this recipe.8/29/2010 6:46:00 AM185#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment182Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Took a little sample. Might be detecting a bit of fusel... but just a bit (if it is there at all). Temp up to 72.8/23/2010 5:49:54 PM182#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment181Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Krasen looks to be dissipating. Took out of cooler to let the yeasties stay warmish to finish up. Did a pretty good job I think of keeping things cold until things started slowing down.8/22/2010 6:52:22 AM181#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment178Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Ok... if I put the Booster in as an extract instead of an adjunct, I get the right OG. Wow. It will be interesting to see how this beer turns out. I'll bet the Beer Model will like it.8/19/2010 8:17:38 PM178#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment177Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Double checked the OG. I was right. Tried putting the recipe in Q-Brew and got 1.063 as the OG, so I'm thinking I put something in wrong into Beer Smith. Can't quite figure out what it is, though.8/19/2010 8:15:09 PM177#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment176Girly Berry Blonde Ale Tried another. Happy with how this is tasting. The esters are there, but blended nicely into the malt an hops. Fruity, light, crisp, clean. Nice girly beer.8/19/2010 8:06:02 PM176#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Mr. Cowboy Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#comment175Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale Brewed it up real quick on a Thursday night. My OG was real high... unless I measured it wrong. Have no idea where my extra gravity points would have come from. Maybe I thought I read 1.064 when I actually read 1.054. Anyway, pitched at 60. Put it in cold cooler, but took out ice bottles. We'll see what happens.8/19/2010 7:56:04 PM175#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=23#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment174Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Had one for the picture. Wow... this is a great beer. Really has a nice combination of hops cinnamon and the brown sugar mixed with the darkish barley. Love this beer.8/13/2010 5:00:01 PM174#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment172Bottled up with 2.25 oz sugar in 1 cup water. Got 13 12 oz bottles and the 5 liter keg filled up. Really good attenuation. Significantly lighter in color and does seem thinner in the mouth feel. The nice biscuity flavor is also not as pronounced. A learning experience for sure. Need to get this AG process nailed down better. Think this will still be a pretty good beer, especially for the light beer fans.8/8/2010 5:38:37 AM172#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#comment170Whisky Wife Wheat Opened one that just went all over. Too much carb I guess. Tasted too much like orange peel. Put as many as possible in beer fridges. The rest in the conditioning cooler. Need to get rid of these.8/6/2010 7:08:44 PM170#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment168Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Put a few in the beer fridge.8/5/2010 5:04:57 PM168#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment166Had a little shot glass. Lighter in color than the partial mash. Tastes thinner.8/3/2010 5:47:01 PM166#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment165Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Tweaked the recipe in Beer Smith to go to all-grain. Added in just a touch (1oz) of roasted barley and brought the chocolate malt up to 2oz, reducing the pale chocolate to 1oz. Also removed the willamette hops, changed the cinnamon, and changed the yeast to s-04. All this should move the beer closer to Moose Drool, but I think will still leave the Sheppy Brew flavor that I like.8/3/2010 5:11:59 AM165#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment164Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Tried the LB side-by-side-by-side with DS1 and Moose Drool. This is the best. Both the beer model and I agree on that. The only big difference between DS1 and DS2 seems to be the cinnamon flavor. Not sure why this had less than DS2. Might go back to 1/4 tsp and maybe add just a touch of roasted malt next time I make this.8/1/2010 6:09:42 PM164#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#comment163Whisky Wife Wheat Bottled up with 4oz honey in 2 cups water. Got 20 12 oz and 2 liter bottles. Sample tastes like maybe I overdid it on the orange and lemon peal, but we'll let it condition awhile and see how it goes. Certainly none of the Belgium beer taste that I hate to get too much of.7/27/2010 8:17:50 PM163#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment162Girly Berry Blonde Ale Tasted again. This beer is right where I want it now. I guess all it needed was some time in the fridge. Yum.7/25/2010 5:02:19 PM162#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment161Fermentation is going. Temp at about 62. Took out the ice and will let it heat up naturally for the rest of the fermentation.7/25/2010 9:41:13 AM161#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment160Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Put into conditioning cooler.7/25/2010 9:40:07 AM160#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Dayhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment159Brewed up my first all-grain batch. My OG is pretty bad for an embarrassing 61% brew house efficiency. Overfilled. Boil over, so maybe it is not quite as bad as it seems, but even so, probably need to figure out how to get more sugars out. 7/24/2010 4:46:22 PM159#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment156Yep, batch 2 is as good as batch 1.7/23/2010 5:02:50 PM156#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment155Dragon Spit Brown Ale Had the LB last night and another sample today. The cinnamon is prominent, but I like it. Might want to try to save some of this for Thanksgiving or Christmas.7/23/2010 4:58:18 PM155#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#comment152Whisky Wife Wheat Tasted a little sample. Actually tasted real good, pretty clean for the kind of yeast I used. Also, "dry hopped" another orange peal and 2 small lemons zested. Not sure why. We'll have to see how it turns out.7/20/2010 6:57:42 PM152#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Whisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#comment151Whisky Wife Wheat Cooled down nicely to around 63. Nice activity, so I changed out the ice bottle. Let temp rise from here.7/16/2010 4:49:24 PM151#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment150Monkish Wit Finished these up. WWWII is better, but this is a nice beer that I would be proud to share with anyone. But, I doubt I'll ever make it again. Oh well.7/16/2010 4:44:49 PM150#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Whisky Wife Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#comment147Whisky Wife Wheat Squeezed the lemon and lime into the wort. Left a bunch of the peal in the cold break. Forgot that I did not want to put hops in until 15, so ended up just doing the 15 minute boil. Yeast starter was pretty big compared to the volume of wort. Started off a bit warm (about 72). I'll just let it cool with ice overnight and then never change that out.7/15/2010 8:39:14 PM147#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=20#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment143Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Bottled with 2.25oz sugar in 1.5 cups water. Pretty good attenuation. Sample was very good. Not quite as much cinnamon brown sugar taste as DSI. Looking forward to trying these two side-by-side-by-side with Moose Drool. 7/10/2010 3:37:50 PM143#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment142Tried the lb from the new batch. Wonderful. Consistent to the other batch.7/9/2010 7:11:24 PM142#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment141Girly Berry Blonde Ale Tried another From the first group in the fridge. Still got the mr.b taste.7/8/2010 8:52:46 PM141#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment140Dragon Spit Brown Ale 14 12oz bottles. 2 liter bottles. 1 half gallon growler.7/8/2010 6:59:34 PM140#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment139Dragon Spit Brown Ale Bottled up with 1.5 cup water and 2.25oz table sugar. Used my growler, 2 liter bottles, and the balance in 12 oz bottles. Almost a whole percent higher in alcohol than the estimated due to the high OG. Could really taste the cinnamon and I think the brown sugar came through as well. This is extremely tasty right now.7/8/2010 5:30:03 PM139#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment134Dragon Spit II Brown Ale More overflow this morning. Probably the worst ever. Doesn't make sense. Fermentation was pretty cool (at about 65 right now). OG wasn't high at all. Did not overfill. WTH? Think it is slowing down now.6/29/2010 5:33:49 AM134#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment133Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Kraussen overflow. I am surprised since this is only 60 on the OG.6/28/2010 7:23:30 PM133#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment132Dragon Spit Brown Ale Temps pretty well controlled until this morning after DSII was in with this. Got up to 72, but I think most of the heavy fermentation is done. Removed from the cooler for the remainder.6/27/2010 6:33:42 AM132#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment131Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Was in with DSII overnight. Fermentation active with lots of kraussen. Temps up to 66/68. Took out Rutt and added a frozen water bottle.6/27/2010 6:30:54 AM131#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment130Dragon Spit II Brown Ale Did a mini-starter with yeast on this batch. 1 cup water 1/4 DME. I forgot to close the spigot as I poured into Tuke, so I lost some beer, but still had to add a bunch of water to get down to the 1.060 OG. I guess it was not a full wort boil after-all. Pitched at about 64. Put in the cooler next to Rutt full of DSI. Excited to try these side-by-side.6/26/2010 3:59:39 PM130#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment129Monkish Wit Had one of the liter bottles while brewing Dragon Spit II. This beer has really turned out nice ... especially after how much the first taste got that funky Belgium taste in it. This is definitely a style that can use some conditioning time. Keep that in mind for WWWII.6/26/2010 3:32:09 PM129#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Dragon Spit II Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#comment128Dragon Spit II Brown Ale First full wort boil. Was a little lazy and missed the 10 minute addition, and it became a 7 minute addition. Everything else was "by the book". Cool down took a bit more, but that is expected with more water volume. Not sure what I'll do if I ever start doing 5 gallon batches.6/26/2010 3:21:39 PM128#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=19#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Day on Dragon Spit Brown Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#comment127Dragon Spit Brown Ale Brewed this up. Used 2 Mr. Beer packets instead of yeast nutrients. Pitched at about 60. OG was pretty high, but I am ok with that.6/24/2010 8:22:30 PM127#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=9#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment126Brother Bear Dopplebock ... but it does (I think) taste like it should for a dopple bock.6/24/2010 7:28:30 PM126#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment125Brother Bear Dopplebock Coming to the end of these. Don't think I'll make more of this one ... needs more hops.6/24/2010 7:27:27 PM125#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottledhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment12118 12oz bottles and 3 liter bottles. ADF was better this time. Think it tastes about the same. Perhaps a bit drier, but that may be because it is uncarbonated at this point. We will see if the beer model claims to like this one as well.6/22/2010 6:56:25 PM121#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment114Hot and heavy fermentation is already done. Put in warmer cooler. Hope fermentation did not stall.6/8/2010 5:30:22 AM114#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment111Kept a bunch of the cold-break gunk out of this on. OG right at 1.054 again. Pitched a little less than 60. Placed into a cold cooler to ferment. The yeast should be ready to go. Hopefully pitching low won't make it unwilling to start out on the fermenter.6/6/2010 11:47:32 AM111#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment110Girly Berry Blonde Ale Tried some today while brewing my BPA. Little more estery ("Mr Beer Taste") than my last batch of this. Next time I brew this, I'd like to make the OG closer to the 1.062 of last time. Maybe also some more Saaz hops to flavor. Will let this condition a significant time before putting the rest into the beer fridge.6/6/2010 9:44:51 AM110#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Dayhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment109Brewing up batch #2. Same recipe, so not archiving this page. I am doing a long mash again. Trying a little "mini-starter" on the dry yeast... just 1 cup water and 1/4 cup DME, let the yeast sit on top of that for a few hours and will pitch straight into the cooled wort. Will also use fermcap on this boil.6/6/2010 6:47:13 AM109#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment101Girly Berry Blonde Ale Yesterday, put these all in the conditioning cooler. Today, I put 6 into the beer fridge.6/1/2010 5:35:27 PM101#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment92Girly Berry Blonde Ale Finally got around to bottling this. Really good attenuation. Think maybe the Mr. Beer Dry yeast gets a bad rap. Sample tastes just as I think it should. Used 2.25oz sugar in just over a cup of boiled water for priming. Got 2 liter and 21 12oz bottles.5/16/2010 6:49:14 AM92#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment90Monkish Wit "I like it. I love it. I want some more of it," said my wife when she tasted it. This it certainly getting better as it ages. I saw on the Mr. Beer website a recipe that is very similar calls for a 2 to 3 month condition. Monkish wit will not last that long.5/14/2010 4:35:04 PM90#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment85Monkish Wit Ok ... this is really getting good. The difference between the beer I had last night compared to the first taste is night and day. My beer is moving in the right direction.5/5/2010 5:13:33 AM85#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment84Monkish Wit Did not notice the funk as much this time. Actually quite pleasant.5/2/2010 6:18:47 PM84#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment72Monkish Wit Tried a couple. Visually, it looks exactly half way between a nb mothership wit and a blue moon. The taste is also right between the two. Unfortunately the funky phenolic trappist yeast taste that I do not like is present here. Again, not as bad as MSW, but blue moon is better. Need to find out what yeast blue moon and/or shocktop use. 4/27/2010 8:37:02 PM72#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment70The beer model tells me that this is her favorite. I cannot blame her, because it is very good. Might have to get this beer scheduled again.4/27/2010 8:15:23 PM70#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment69Monkish Wit Put some in the beer fridge and some in the conditioning cooler. This beer looks more clear than I usually a witbier to be. Hope to give it a taste by the end of this coming weekend. Will probably try to drink this up quick.4/27/2010 11:22:41 AM69#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment68Have tried this a few times and am really pleased with the way it turned out. It really does remind me of a slightly lighter, less bodied Phat & Tyred. Unfortunately, the Beer Model says she likes it too.4/27/2010 5:55:21 AM68#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Girly Berry Blonde Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#comment67Girly Berry Blonde Ale Brewed it up. Had some issues with following the recipe, so this is now modified to match what happened. The honey I had was a bit crystallized, so I think maybe I got more gravity points out of the same weight. Really overfilled to get close to the 1.055 OG.4/22/2010 8:33:25 PM67#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=11#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment62Brother Bear Dopplebock Not much head on the one I had last night either. Good malty background, though.4/15/2010 5:45:02 AM62#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment61Monkish Wit Bottled up with 2.5oz sugar in 2 cups water. FG 1.013. Sample tasted like a thin blue moon. Would have liked a bit more body, but really was quite good. Orange come through pretty well ... more in the aroma, but can taste it as well. Ended up with 20 12oz bottles and 2 liter bottles. The beer model will probably be pleased.4/13/2010 8:16:49 PM61#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Leprechaun Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/lepstout.aspx#comment51Leprechaun Stout Finished off the last of this last night. Will absolutely have to brew this again some day. Might be a good thing to have around for Christmas.4/3/2010 5:42:45 AM51#/recipes/lepstout.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottledhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment50Bottled it up in 19 12oz and 2 1 liter bottles. FG came to 1.016. Ok ADF, but I was sort of hoping that the S33 yeast would perform better. I really liked how the biscuit came through. It sort of makes me think this is the little brother to <a href="/recipes/phat.aspx">Phat & Tyred</a>.4/3/2010 5:40:09 AM50#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment48Brother Bear Dopplebock Tried a bottle. Very clean, malt forward, full bodied beer with a touch of sweetness. Not much of a head which is surprising with such a subtantial bodied beer. Would like to let this condition awhile.4/2/2010 5:07:58 PM48#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment44Brother Bear Dopplebock Put a couple in the beer fridge. Need a QA taste.3/31/2010 5:25:54 AM44#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment43Brother Bear Dopplebock Placed into conditioning cooler. May 1st sound like a good first taste? We'll see.3/28/2010 2:31:29 PM43#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment41Monkish Wit Fermentation seems to be going well. Removed from cooler to the spare room with a 2 liter ice bottle in it. Rutt was at 65 when I moved him.3/28/2010 7:20:43 AM41#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment40Tried a little sample today. Tastes like beer. Not really that remarkable, but beer none-the-less. Still a bit cloudy. Will keep this beer on schedule.3/28/2010 7:17:28 AM40#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Mixed up the batch on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment39Monkish Wit Mixed it up. The orange smell was strong on the wort. No real issues except, my probe thermometer has apparently finally died. The wort was at 80 in Rutt, so I cooled in the fridge before pitching. Pretty much my whole starter went in because the yeast did not really flocculate well. Did not measure the OG again after pitching yeast because I did not want to waste beer.3/27/2010 6:55:23 AM39#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Harvested Yeast on Monkish Withttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#comment38Monkish Wit Split up starter of the Wyeast 3944 into 4. Made a new starter with on of the 4. Hope to brew this tomorrow or Saturday.3/25/2010 9:07:19 PM38#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=3#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Starterhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx#comment36Divided up the 3944 starter into 4 pint jars. Then, put one of those jars into a new starter. Hope to get this brewed up in the next couple of days.3/25/2010 8:56:31 PM36#/recipes/recipe.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment29Fermentation is already on the decline. Keg thermometer has been up to the 72/74 range.3/23/2010 5:36:30 AM29#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Brewing Dayhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#comment28Was up pretty early, and decided to get a jump on the mash before church, so the mash lasted a few hours. I doubt I'll notice the difference, but it will be interesting to see how this turns out. Am also hydrating the yeast for a longer period of time than my usual practice. 3/21/2010 7:03:31 AM28#/recipes/archive/buckwheat.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment26Brother Bear Dopplebock Labeled the bottles today. Only had 16 12oz bottles. Not sure how Tyler and I miscounted. There was a QLC in the carbonation coolers. I wonder if that one was mis-labeled. Oh well, one less beer than I had is not the end of the world.3/20/2010 5:04:02 AM26#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Perfect amont of Peppermint on Leprechaun Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/lepstout.aspx#comment23Leprechaun Stout Boy, I planned this perfectly for St. Patrick's Day. The mint was exactly what I would consider perfect for a beer that contains peppermint. And the Mr. Beer stout was a perfect compliment to the minty flavor. Great beer.3/18/2010 6:06:23 AM23#/recipes/lepstout.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Fools' Gold Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/foolsgold.aspx#comment20Fools' Gold Ale Most of these in the beer fridge.3/14/2010 1:25:52 PM20#/recipes/foolsgold.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Bottled on Brother Bear Dopplebockhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#comment17Brother Bear Dopplebock Bottled the beer today with 2.5oz sugar in 1 cup water. Got 3 liter and 17 12 oz bottles. FG was 1.022, which I guess is ok for my first lager. Sample was really good. Can't wait to taste finished beer.3/14/2010 1:04:42 PM17#/recipes/brobearbock.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: Happy St. Pat's Weekend on Leprechaun Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/lepstout.aspx#comment16Leprechaun Stout As I type this into my phone, I am drinking one of these. It is a beautiful black colored beer with a thick rich tan head. It has a decent mouth feel ... not too heavy and not too light. It really tastes like a peppermint patty or thin mint. Today I am in the mood for this beer. It really seems balanced perfectly right now. It probably wont last the month.3/13/2010 5:54:58 PM16#/recipes/lepstout.aspx#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico