Homebrewing Crisis Response II

Crisis Response is pseudo-NEIPA recipe that I plan on iterating on over time in order to try and perfect it. How did it turn out this time? Beer Specifications Beer Name: Crisis Response II Beer Style: IPA Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6 gallons / 27.3 litres Batch Size: 5 gallons / 22.7 litres…

Recipe: Crisis Response II

Crisis Response is pseudo-NEIPA recipe that I plan on iterating on over time in order to try and perfect it. For version II I’ve kept the grist the same but changed up the hop schedule a bit. Beer Specifications Beer Name: Crisis Response Beer Style: IPA Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6 gallons /…

Recipe: OBK English Brown Ale

Deep caramel flavours with a malty sweetness, and notes of dark fruit and light chocolate. Aroma is a malty toffee and floral/fruity from the hops. Mild bitterness and easy drinking. Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK English Brown Ale Beer Style: Ale Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6.25 gallons / 23.66…

Recipe: Martin Keen’s Oktoberfest/Märzen

The original Oktoberfest beer, Märzen was often brewed in March – hence the name – and would be lagered in cool caves for months until the fall celebrations. Source: Martin Keen via Homebrew Academy Beer Specifications Beer Name: Oktoberfest/Märzen Beer Style: Lager Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6.5 gallons / 24.61 litres Batch Size:…

Recipe: Martin Keen’s Homebrew Festbier

Looking for something different, yet traditional for your next Oktoberfest party? Look no further than to the German Festbier. Even though many think the darker, more malt forward Märzen style is what is served, the Festbier has been the main focus of current Munich Oktoberfest parties. Source: Martin Keen via Homebrew Academy Beer Specifications Beer…

Homebrewing a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone

Going to Hawaii was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken in my life. I loved the weather and beaches, the laid back culture and people, and of course the beautiful vistas. While Kona Big Wave Golden Ale may not have always technically been brewed in Hawaii, it definitely was pervasive during my trip…

How to Save Money Homebrewing: Hops

Time for another post about saving some money while homebrewing some delicious beer! This time we’re going to discuss hops – the cool plant that imparts a great deal of flavour to our beer, but also comes with quite a hefty price tag. Depending on the kind of beers you make hops might be your…

Homebrewing a Modified Homebrew Supply Mosaic Pilsner

Sometimes you search out a recipe by style or search to find one with some specific character you want in your beer. Other times you look for an existing, highly rated, recipe that happens to fit the ingredients you have on hand. This is a case of the later but one where more substitutions and…

How to Save Money Homebrewing: Water

Continuing where we left off with my series on finding various ways for the average homebrewer to save money on their favourite hobby… it’s now time to turn our focus to that often overlooked ingredient: water. Water makes up the largest portion of the final product and as such it’s a vital part of not…

Homebrewing a Crisis Response

Last year I brewed my first New England Northeastern IPA following a recipe by Kevin Quinn (via Brewer’s Friend) and it was probably the best beer I’ve made to date. Due to that success I’ve decided to use the recipe as my “base” and see what I can do by iterating on top of it….