Homebrewing Northern Brewer This Beer’s For You American Lager

When people think of an average American lager, brands like Budweiser or Coors likely come to mind. These beers may not be fancy or daring but they do hit a certain spot and are enjoyed by many non-craft beer lovers. There are loads of clone recipes out there and Northern Brewer’s This Beer’s For You…

Economics of Homebrewing Part 4

Welcome friends to my sort of annual, sometimes more often, tradition of compiling the costs associated with my personal homebrewing! Making delicious beer is fun, sometimes difficult, but always rewarding and I’ve grown to really enjoy this hobby over the few years that I’ve been at it. Tracking these numbers provides an interesting insight into…

Recipe: Northern Brewer This Beer’s For You American Lager

The most ubiquitous style of beer found in the US is the American Light Lager, and this is what many people simply know as “beer”. This recipe utilizes a clean foundation of base malt and then a significant percentage of rice is added to increase fermentable sugars without adding body or color. The result is…

Homebrewing OBK English Brown Ale

Heading into the holiday season always makes me want to reach for a nice darker beer like a stout, barleywine, or something similar. With that in mind I decided to brew a small batch strong English Brown Ale. Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK English Brown Ale Beer Style: Ale Recipe…

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…

Homebrewing Martin Keen’s Oktoberfest/Märzen

With this year being quite different I decided to brew my own beer for an at-home Oktoberfest celebration instead. After looking around at a few different recipes I settled on Martin Keen’s Oktoberfest/Märzen recipe. Recipe Source: Martin Keen via Homebrew Academy Beer Specifications Beer Name: Oktoberfest/Märzen Beer Style: Lager Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume:…

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…