Recipe: Crisis Response

Crisis Response is my attempt at starting to iterate on a recipe until I perfect it. In this, the first version, the base is largely the same as the Avg. Perfect Northeast IPA (NEIPA) recipe but with a different hop schedule. I look forward to seeing how this turns out and to iterate on the…

How to Save Money Homebrewing: Yeast

One of the nice things about brewing your own beer is that you have the ability to make really great craft beer in a relatively inexpensive way. In this series I’m going to go through a couple of different ways that you can brew smarter and save quite a bit of money along the way….

Homebrewing an OBK Dunkelweizen

In my quest to try brewing different beer styles I landed on a Dunkelweizen as my next experiment. Unfortunately this is really a part 2 of my previous post (Homebrewing a Northern Brewer Oatmeal Stout) and as such it suffers from the same problem… Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK Dunkelweizen…

Homebrewing a Northern Brewer Oatmeal Stout

I’ve been wanting to brew an Oatmeal Stout for a while now and so when the opportunity to do so finally came around I jumped at the opportunity… unfortunately other things may have ruined it for me 🙁 Recipe Source: Northern Brewer Beer Specifications Beer Name: Oatmeal Stout Beer Style: Oatmeal Stout Recipe Type: All…

Recipe: Homebrew Supply Mosaic Pilsner

This is a recipe we’ve been developing for some time, and it aims to combine two of our favorite beer elements. A light crisp refreshing Pilsner that’s bursting with citrus hop aroma and flavor! This is a take on a classic Czech Pilsner but dry hopped with a couple ounces of Mosaic to provide a…

Recipe: OBK Dunkelweizen

A moderately dark, spicy, fruity, malty and refreshing wheat-based ale. This style of ale best reflects the yeast and wheat character of a Hefeweizen, but with the addition of malty richness of a Munich Dunkel. Notes of clove and banana from the yeast phenols and fruity esters, balanced but prominent. The malt character is bready/grainy…

Economics of Homebrewing Part 3

Welcome back to the series where I track (most of) the costs associated with my hobby of homebrewing delicious beer! Writing these has been a fun exercise for me to not only see just how much I’ve spent on the hobby – so, so much 🙂 – but also to compare it to buying the…

Recipe: Northern Brewer Oatmeal Stout

Famed beer writer Michael Jackson is credited with reviving this nearly forgotten old English classic when he wrote about it in 1977. He describes these ebony potables as “firm, smooth, silky, [with] a hint of nuttiness in their complex of coffee, chocolate and roast flavors.” If we could describe our Oatmeal Stout more eloquently, we…

Homebrewing an Avg. Perfect Northeast IPA (NEIPA)

New England IPAs (or NEIPA for short) has been a style of beer that has really taken off in recent years. It’s a bit cliche but it seems like every homebrewer under the sun has been trying to perfect this style. So why not me? To be honest the biggest thing holding me back so…

Homebrewing a Summer “Leftover” Ale II

About once a year I take stock of all of the left over ingredients I have from the beers that I’ve been making and try to put together a nice simple summer ale. This beer is always different and forces me to try and be creative and to try combinations that I wouldn’t have otherwise…