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 MasterSheppyColorado Strong IPAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197&d=01_24_2022Brewed this in consolidation with the 2021 "Colorado Strong" initiative. 1/24/2022 8:53:28 AM197#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197-01/24/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Strong IPAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197#comment3490Colorado Strong IPA Brewed yesterday. Was low on the OG, so I added about .375 lbs of table sugar to increase it. Chilled into the low 50's. Today, there are signs of fermentation and have the temp control set to 62. Tilt says. 1.053 at 62 degrees.1/24/2022 8:52:55 AM3490#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Strong IPAhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197#comment3489Colorado Strong IPA Bought ingredients. Brew day (probably tomorrow). 1/22/2022 11:49:52 AM3489#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=197#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#comment3488Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Killed X-Mas last night. Can keg this over the weekend. 1/21/2022 5:20:38 PM3488#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3487X-Mas Ale 2021 Killed the keg tonight. I'm a little surprised it disappeared so fast. Great X-Mas Ale while it lasted. I think graf might be the way I go next year as well. 1/20/2022 6:30:49 PM3487#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3486Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Still drinking this. I've mostly been blending it. Caliente Fuerte makes this taste better to me. 1/15/2022 4:25:26 PM3486#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3485X-Mas Ale 2021 Been drinking the beer. This might be my favorite X-Mas Ale. Has the maltiness of the base with a touch of fruity pomegranate cherry. A bit drier than the base beer. Nice and clear. Great color. Carbonation is a bit too high right now, but that's ok. Great beer. 1/13/2022 5:32:04 PM3485#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#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#comment3484Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Fermentation is really slowing down. Krausen is almost gone and the beer is getting more clear. Not a bunch of movement. The temp strip right at 69. Will allow cleanup for at least another week.1/13/2022 11:29:39 AM3484#/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#comment3483Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Fermentation took off early afternoon. Very active this morning with a thick krausen. Temp strip says 72 degrees.1/10/2022 8:50:52 AM3483#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#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=01_09_2022Saison recipe with enough Midnight Wheat Malt to make the beer dark brown to black.1/9/2022 3:41:51 PM89#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89-01/09/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3482Decemberfest Lager I love the golden color of this beer. A shade or two darker than the last batch, and oh so beautiful. Clarity is pretty good now too. Fantastic flavor. Pretty good carbonation. This is a great beer. I really like this dark Vienna malt from Root Shoot.1/9/2022 3:40:20 PM3482#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Arctic Vortex Winter Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#comment3481Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Brew day went well. Started at 5:30 and had yeast pitched by 8:15. Clean up pretty much done by 9. 1.053 OG... without the sugar. Decided to just leave it out. 1/9/2022 8:51:35 AM3481#/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#comment3480Arctic Vortex Winter Saison Got grains earlier in the week. Should be making a starter of harvested yeast tomorrow and brewing Sunday.1/7/2022 4:17:24 PM3480#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=89#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3479Decemberfest Lager Added gelatin and put into kegerator. Beer was very slushie from being outside overnight. 1/2/2022 7:02:51 AM3479#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoDecemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185&d=01_01_2022I missed brewing a Oktoberfest beer in September / October. This is a Decemberfest lager.1/1/2022 10:22:34 AM185#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185-01/01/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3478Decemberfest Lager Kegged today. FG at 1.011. Sample very nice. Perfectly balanced. Love the cracker malt flavor. Beautiful gold color. Chilling on the patio. 1/1/2022 7:19:26 AM3478#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3477Dudocs Dark Mild Killed the keg last night. Nice beer while it lasted. 1/1/2022 7:17:05 AM3477#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3476X-Mas Ale 2021 Finally kicked a keg so I could put this in the beer fridge. Needs to chill and carb, but really nice flavor. Cherry pomegranate takes nice in the base. 12/24/2021 7:35:52 PM3476#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3475Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Kicked the keg. Great beer while it lasted. Gonna brew it again for sure. 12/24/2021 7:33:21 PM3475#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3474Decemberfest Lager Tilt at 1.003 at 61 degrees. Unplugged the pump so that the fermentation will finish up at ambient temperature.12/21/2021 7:26:00 AM3474#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3473Decemberfest Lager Tilt says 1.004 at 60 degrees. Still using the cooling system, but will probably turn it off before the end of the day. Pretty much no bubbling at the moment. I don't have a keg available right now, so I'll have to drink up.12/20/2021 10:27:11 AM3473#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3472Decemberfest Lager Afternoon. Tilt says 1.007 at 57. Set to 57. Took a tiny sample. Tastes fantastic. Honestly perfect. Beautiful color too. Needs clarity. Can't wait for this beer, but I guess I'll have to. 12/18/2021 4:21:26 PM3472#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3471X-Mas Ale 2021 Kegged today. 1.015 FG. Puts us at 6.8% ABV. Can taste the cherry pomegranate, but I'm not sure I would identify it had I not known it was in there. Chilling on the back patio at the moment. 12/17/2021 3:50:23 PM3471#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3470Decemberfest Lager Still going pretty strong. Tilt says 1.022 at 54 degrees. Raised controller to 54. 12/16/2021 6:01:32 AM3470#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3469Decemberfest Lager Tilt says 1.036 at 52 degrees. Still bubbling strong. Raised the controller to 53. 12/15/2021 8:28:35 AM3469#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3468Decemberfest Lager Tilt says 1.042 at 52 degrees. I raised the controller temp to 51 last night. Will probably bump of to 52 today.12/14/2021 7:16:13 AM3468#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoCaliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193&d=12_13_2021Inspired by Copper Kettle's Mexican Chocolate Stout. Rich with a little heat.12/13/2021 3:50:16 PM193#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193-12/13/2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3467Decemberfest Lager Brew day went well. Ended up with 5.5 gallons in the fermentor at 1.055. Close enough. Next morning ... still waiting for the yeast to kick off. Tilt at 1.048 53 degrees. Controller says we're at 50 degrees.12/13/2021 8:44:48 AM3467#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3466X-Mas Ale 2021 Took the tilt out. 1.008 at 68. Starting to clear up. A little cherry pomegranate aroma. 12/12/2021 9:43:41 AM3466#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Decemberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#comment3465Decemberfest Lager Brew day today. Strike water heated up overnight. Up at 5:30ish. Mash timer started at around 4:45ish.12/12/2021 5:50:50 AM3465#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=185#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3464X-Mas Ale 2021 Tilt says 1.010 at 69. Fermentation seems pretty much done. There is lots of clarification needed, though. My brewing calendar says I'll keg it on the 18th. I have an empty keg, so it will probably be sooner.12/9/2021 7:33:37 AM3464#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3463X-Mas Ale 2021 Tilt says 1.009 at 69. Kraussen gone. Might keg this early. 12/8/2021 6:26:33 AM3463#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3462X-Mas Ale 2021 Still going strong, but might be slowing down some. Tilt says 1.019 at 69 degrees.12/7/2021 8:19:36 AM3462#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3461X-Mas Ale 2021 Fermentation going strong this morning. Tilt says 1.037 at 66 degrees.12/6/2021 8:22:35 AM3461#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3460X-Mas Ale 2021 Brew day went pretty well. Hybrid brewing ... I mashed in my old-school cooler mash tun and boiled in the Foundry. Ended up with 5.5 gallons at 1.067 (6 with the starter). Lower than the design, but ok I guess. Pitched at 61ish degrees.12/5/2021 9:42:36 AM3460#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3459Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Have been drinking. Not getting much from the spices. Cocoa might be a bit over what I'd like. Made a tincture of 1/2 cup vodka to 1/2 tbsp cayenne and ancho with 2 tbsp cinnamon. Will use this to dose pours.12/5/2021 5:28:33 AM3459#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on X-Mas Ale 2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#comment3458X-Mas Ale 2021 Made starter today. Brew day tomorrow. 12/4/2021 4:40:36 PM3458#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=195#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3457Mr. Awesome Merican Lager It's been a couple weeks since I compared with Mountain Time (http://blog.ericshepard.com/2021/11/mr-awesome-vs-mountain-time.html) . Poured pints for the beer model to compare today. She was able to identify which was which. Visually almost identical, although the homebrew had a thicker longer lasting head. She liked the Mr. A better,saying it was smoother. I think this is the BMC lager character I mention in the blog post. It's unanimous. Mr. Awesome is better. ??11/24/2021 3:54:49 PM3457#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3456Dudocs Dark Mild After the Falling Leaves blew, I moved this to kegerator. It is now nicely carbonated. Really thick long lasting head. Nice simple drinkable beer. Can drink lots without worrying about getting too drunk. Darker color than I was expecting, but that's not a big deal. 11/24/2021 3:14:45 PM3456#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3455Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Put into the beer fridge yesterday. Today, I added .5 tsp of gelatin in 1 cup of 180ish degree water. Hoping this will help settle the cocoa powder.11/23/2021 8:21:04 AM3455#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3454Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Killed the keg. Yummy beer while it lasted. 11/21/2021 6:41:02 PM3454#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3453Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Kegged with a couple of cinnamon sticks. 1.017 FG. Sample not as dark in color as I expected. Cocoa doesn't seem to have settled completely, and can taste it. Just a touch of heat. Might want to add more pepper. 11/21/2021 2:46:54 PM3453#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3452Dudocs Dark Mild Keg finally in the beer fridge after Rocktoberfest kicked. Beautiful dark brown. Needs some carbonation, but very close to being ready to drink. 11/21/2021 11:49:28 AM3452#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3451Rocktoberfest Lager Killed the keg last night. Really a great beer while it lasted. 11/21/2021 11:42:52 AM3451#/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#comment3450Rocktoberfest Lager Yummy. ?? I don't think this will least much longer. 11/19/2021 5:39:47 PM3450#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3449Falling Leaves Autumn Saison As always, this beer is great. Obviously not your typical Saison with the Munich malt flavor and darkish amber color. But, I love it nonetheless. Yummy ?? 11/16/2021 6:47:53 PM3449#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3448Dudocs Dark Mild Kegged. 1.009 FG. 3.7% abv. Sample is nice. Notes of caramel and dark chocolate with maybe a touch of roast. Comes across dry and maybe a bit thin. Nice simple session beer. Can drink it by the liter or the pint. Not getting much of the lemon pith esters from the voss yeast. 11/13/2021 11:07:52 AM3448#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3447Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Really pleased with this beer. Carbonation now about perfect. Clarity is great. Nice pale easy drinking beer. Beautiful thin white head lasts to the end. Nice lacing. Hoppy for an American lager. Nice balance. 'Merica!11/12/2021 2:59:48 PM3447#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoWill-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95&d=11_11_2021My world-famous pumpkin ale. Brewed because the Beer Model (aka my wife) ordered me to do so.11/11/2021 5:05:41 PM95#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95-11/11/2021http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3446Dudocs Dark Mild Tilt says 1.006 at 69 degrees. Based on past experience, this probably means 1.009 or so, which is a little higher than predicted FG, but I think I should be kegging this soon. 11/11/2021 8:40:10 AM3446#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#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#comment3445Summer Lovin' American Wheat Killed the Keg over the weekend.11/8/2021 7:08:51 AM3445#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3444Dudocs Dark Mild Tilt says 1.007 at 71 degrees. 11/8/2021 7:08:14 AM3444#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3443Dudocs Dark Mild Brew day was fun. Lots of beers were had during the brewing, but I got the brew steps all done. Ended up with 1.037 OG. 11/7/2021 3:34:58 AM3443#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Dudocs Dark Mildhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#comment3442Dudocs Dark Mild Got my grains yesterday. Brew day at Doc's today. Packing up my brew stuff to travel. Learn to Homebrew Day. 11/6/2021 10:30:21 AM3442#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=194#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3441Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Carbonation not quite there, but seems close. I think this is the most pale beer I've ever brewed. Very close to Mountain Time. Need to clarify. Tastes really good. 11/6/2021 10:23:46 AM3441#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3440Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Since I put the Tilt in, the gravity has been consistently at 1.017, so I'd say fermentation is done. It still needs quite a bit of clarification. I think the cocoa is still in suspension. I'm really hoping that settles out. I have lots of time before I keg it, so we'll see how it goes. 11/5/2021 7:14:31 AM3440#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#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#comment3439Summer Lovin' American Wheat Still tastes great. If anything, the orange zest is getting more intense and delicious. Very clear now. Have to be getting low. 11/4/2021 5:23:36 PM3439#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3438Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout After kegging Mr. Awesome, I popped the Tilt into this fermentor. It says 1.017 at 70 degrees. Fermentation seems mostly done, but I'm hoping it will clarify significantly over the next couple weeks.11/3/2021 8:23:58 AM3438#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3437Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Kegged. 1.009 FG. Used Anvil's closed transfer system, and it worked great... Except I had no way to know when to stop. So, I opened up the keg to look, defeating the purpose. Oh well. Great flavor. Nice pale color. Pretty clear going in. Yummy. ?? 11/2/2021 6:42:56 PM3437#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3436Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Ended up at 1.069 OG, which is very good considering the change in process. This morning, the fermentation is going very strong. Looks very chocolatey. Temp strip says 64 degrees this morning.11/1/2021 7:33:54 AM3436#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3435Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Brewing today. Doing a weird hybrid approach to the equipment. Mashed in my old mash tun. Then, because of the wind, decided to boil in Anvil. Pre-boil gravity was right on, but because the boil-off rate is lower in the Foundry, I am making it a two hour boil. Not sure I'll reach the right OG even with this extended boil. We'll see.10/31/2021 7:19:27 AM3435#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stouthttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#comment3434Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout Making starter. 6 cups water. 1.5 cups dme. Lots of Irish ale yeast harvested from Eric's Red. Brew day tomorrow. 10/30/2021 2:30:29 PM3434#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=193#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Rocktoberfest Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3433Rocktoberfest Lager Still tasting great. I think next year (or next time I brew) I might reduce the caramunich. see http://blog.ericshepard.com/2021/10/rocktoberfest-vs-odells-oktoberfest.html10/29/2021 3:58:32 PM3433#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3432Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale I've been drinking this more than the Beer Model. Strangely, this is because she thinks there is too much PP spice based on her first taste. Hopefully she likes it better once she tries it again. 10/29/2021 3:34:27 PM3432#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3425Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Turned off temp controller over the weekend. Today, Tilt says 1.010 at 68. I am planning on kegging once a keg opens up.10/25/2021 10:23:09 AM3425#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3424Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Controller at 57. Tilt says 1.013 at 58. Will probably turn off temp control soon.10/22/2021 7:40:35 AM3424#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3423Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Raised controller to 55. Tilt says 1.021 at 56 degrees. Bubbling still going, but slowing.10/21/2021 7:05:30 AM3423#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3422Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Tilt says 1.033 at 54 degrees. Controller set to 54. Doesn't seem to be dropping as fast as I'm used to beers fermenting. 10/20/2021 10:21:15 AM3422#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3421Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Bubbling started some time last night. Tilt says 1.035 at 54 degrees. Controller set to 52. 10/19/2021 7:07:26 AM3421#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3420Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Fermentation doesn't seem to be going yet. Tilt says 1.037 at 53 degrees. Cooling set to 51.10/18/2021 8:42:32 AM3420#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3419Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Brew day. Strike water wasn't ready to go when I got up. Other than starting a bit late because of that, things went well. Preboil gravity right on. Volume a bit high. OG 1.045. Ice chilling now around 9:15 am. 10/17/2021 8:16:24 AM3419#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3418Beautiful crystal clear amber lager. Great Munich malt breadiness with nice caramel sweetness. Just enough hop bitterness to balance out the malt. Yummy. ??10/14/2021 5:44:58 PM3418#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Mr. Awesome Merican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#comment3417Mr. Awesome Merican Lager Bought ingredients last week. Thought I might brew over the weekend, but ended up doing other things. 10/11/2021 8:54:45 AM3417#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=192#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3416Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Kegged. Harvested the yeast. 1.004 FG puts this beer at 6.6%ABV. Sample tasted just like I remember. Chilling in the beer fridge.10/9/2021 6:17:29 AM3416#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3415Clarity nice. Color perfect. Great flavor. Carbonation good. Ready for the MLB playoffs. Go brewers!10/8/2021 5:20:09 PM3415#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3414Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Moved to kegerator.10/7/2021 5:55:26 PM3414#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3413N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Killed the keg. Nice beer while it lasted. 10/7/2021 5:25:47 PM3413#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3412Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Still seeing bubbling, but no krausen. Don't have the tilt in this batch, so I don't know where the gravity is.10/1/2021 2:36:31 PM3412#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3411Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Carbonation close. Pumpkin spice might be a bit overdone. Might have to brew base to dilute this beer.10/1/2021 2:30:27 PM3411#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3410Added gelatin last night. Drinking today. The clarity isn't there yet. Carbonation is getting close.10/1/2021 2:26:32 PM3410#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3409Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Sampled. Love the color and clarity is pretty good. Needs more carbonation, but it is getting there. It has more pumpkin pie spice than I remember from last year, but I think the Beer Model will like it.9/29/2021 2:23:37 PM3409#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3408Kegged. 1.013 fg. Great color and flavor. Tried using my anvil closed transfer kit, but it didn't work at all with this keg. 9/28/2021 7:50:44 PM3408#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3407Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Brew day yesterday. Fermentation started early afternoon. Going strong right now.9/27/2021 12:41:48 PM3407#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3406Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Made starter and got water ready for overnight mash. Brew day tomorrow. 9/25/2021 3:58:36 PM3406#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3405Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Kegged and added tincture. Also got almost a gallon in a separate bottle. Base beer was d3licious. FG 1.013. Right on. 9/25/2021 2:38:29 PM3405#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sin Lima Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#comment3404Sin Lima Mexican Lager Clogged up poppet. Wasn't able to clear, so I racked what was left into a gallon bottle. 9/25/2021 2:35:13 PM3404#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3403Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Also ... LHBS didn't have the 30L Munich anymore. 20L is the highest they now have. So ... the beer will be a little lighter in color than previous years.9/24/2021 2:54:21 PM3403#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3402Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Bought ingredients today. Decided to take out the pumpkin based on recirculating issues I had with Will-o-Wisp. Compensated with base malt. Probably too much.9/24/2021 2:52:03 PM3402#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sin Lima Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#comment3401Sin Lima Mexican Lager Did the comparison with Ska's Mexican Logger. http://blog.ericshepard.com/2021/09/sin-lima-mexican-lager-vs-ska-mexican.html. Really like this batch of this beer. Much better than Ska's ... Which is one of my summer favorites. 9/23/2021 5:58:22 PM3401#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3400N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Been drinking quite a lot. Really happy with how it turned out. Never added the gelatin,and you can tell. But flavor is awesome. Nice light drinkable beer. 9/23/2021 5:54:11 PM3400#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3399Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Fermentation seems to be done. Really nice color. Clarity looks pretty good in the fermentor.9/22/2021 12:43:32 PM3399#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3398Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Going strong this morning. Temperature strip says 63ish.9/20/2021 8:15:57 AM3398#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3397Tilt says 1.009 at 61. Disconnected the cooling system. Will keg by this coming weekend.9/20/2021 8:15:18 AM3397#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#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#comment3396Summer Lovin' American Wheat Still a wonderful beer. Still a great orange flavor. 9/19/2021 12:06:51 PM3396#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3395Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale Brew day went pretty well. Kept getting stuck recirculation and overflowing the basket, but the gravity ended up right on. 6 gallons into fermentor. Should be a nice base beer. 9/19/2021 11:50:13 AM3395#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3394Tilt says 1.009 at 58. Bubbling seems done. Raised controller to 58. 9/19/2021 4:25:25 AM3394#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3393Tilt says 1.015 at 55 degrees. Took out the tube running to the keg. The CO2 collection never happened as expected. Maybe I didn't seal the keg right.9/17/2021 6:34:15 AM3393#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Sin Lima Mexican Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#comment3392Sin Lima Mexican Lager Clarity now awesome. Need to do the comparison soon. Only have one can of Mexican Logger left.9/16/2021 2:38:07 PM3392#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=174#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#comment3391Tilt at 1.018 and 54 degrees. Controller at 54. Still no star san pushed out.9/16/2021 2:31:55 PM3391#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=21#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#comment3390Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale The Beer Model bought pumpkin yesterday. Picking up the grains and yeast today. Brew day Sunday.9/16/2021 2:29:11 PM3390#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=95#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico