Economics of Homebrewing Part 2

About 6 months ago I wrote the first entry, in what I’ve now decided will be a series of articles, about the economics of homebrewing. The point of the original article was to see if homebrewing was actually a way to save money. Since then I’ve brewed 7 more beers and collected even more data…

Homebrewing an OBK Barleywine

A friend of mine really wanted to try and make a stronger beer – that could be enjoyed just in time for some new year’s celebrations – and so we went hunting for a (quick) Barleywine recipe. Thankfully the fine folks over at Ontario Beer Kegs didn’t disappoint! Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications…

Homebrewing an OBK American Amber Ale

So I’ve decided to start getting into some basic water chemistry and needed a brew to test it out with. I always enjoy a good Amber Ale and so I decided to try a new recipe (to me at least) from Ontario Beer Kegs. Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK American…

Recipe: The El Morillo

Showing casing the Vienna Malt with a trio of hops: El Dorado, Amarillo & Mosaic. All added in the last minute, whirlpool and dryhop. Super clean, crisp, a touch hazy and a touch of the malty vienna coming trough. Source: Lazerwolf on YouTube Beer Specifications Beer Name: The El Morillo Beer Style: Session IPA Recipe…

Recipe: Vienna Lager

This beer has a wonderful colour with a bready aroma and fluffy mouth feel. It has a great bitterness level that ends with a bready finish. Source: Barley and the Hops Beer Specifications Beer Name: Vienna Lager Beer Style: Vienna Lager Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 4.5 gallons / 17 litres Batch Size: 3.5…

Recipe: OBK American Amber Ale

Moderate hop aromas are citrusy from the American hop character, balanced with a caramel aroma from the malts used. Flavour is balanced with the same citrusy hop flavours coinciding with the subtle malt sweetness from the steeping grains. Hop bitterness is in check for the style. This brew is like an American Pale ale but…

Recipe: OBK English Barleywine

The richest and strongest of the English ales. A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavours. Can be appreciated early after packaging or aged, as flavours and character of the beer can significantly change over time. Multi-layered flavours ranging from bready and biscuity through nutty, deep toast, dark caramel, toffee, and dried fruits. A…

Homebrewing a Belgian Table Beer

Well I decided to take a chance on a genre of beer I’ve never even tasted before… I think I made a mistake. Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK Belgian Table Beer Beer Style: Belgian Table Beer Recipe Type: All Grain Batch Size: 5.25 gallons / 19.9 litres Estimated SRM: 3° Estimated…

Homebrewing a True Believer

I love hops. A good hoppy beer is my favourite part of the whole craft beer revolution we’ve been going through over the past few years and so when I came across a recipe for a hoppy American Pale Ale I had to try it out! Will it make me a True Believer? UPDATE: It was…

Homebrewing a Bohemian Pilsner

Back at it again and this time I brewed up a Bohemian Pilsner! Recipe Source: Toronto Brewing Co Beer Specifications Beer Name: Bohemian Pilsner Beer Style: Czech Pilsner Recipe Type: All Grain Batch Size: 5 gallons / 18.9 litres Estimated SRM: 4° Estimated IBU: 33 Estimated OG: 1.051 Estimated FG: 1.009 Estimated ABV: 5.5% Grain Bill/Fermentables…