Homebrewing a Centennial Blonde Lager

It was almost a year ago when I first brewed the, at this point, classic Centennial Blonde Ale homebrew recipe. At the time I thought it was a good beer but nothing overly special. However since writing that original post I’ve gained more and more of an appreciation for the beer and so when I…

Homebrewing a Vienna Lager

Time for another brew post! This time I decided to try out the “award winning?” Vienna Lager from Barley and the Hops. Recipe 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 gallons / 13.2…

Homebrewing The El Morillo

If you’ve been a long term reader of this site, you may have gathered by now I love hoppy beers. In fact the only unfortunate thing in my mind about loving hoppy beers so much is that not everyone loves hoppy beers. Or at least some people don’t think they do. I find often times…

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…

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…

Homebrewing a Summer “Leftover” Ale

As a homebrewer you sometimes need odd sized ingredients to make your brews. For instance if you only need 0.75oz of hops but you needed to buy a 1oz package what do you do with the remaining 0.25oz? Well after building up some “extra” ingredients over the course of a few months I decided to…

Homebrewing an English Honey Brown Ale

What happens when you have some extra English ale yeast and feel like making a beer with honey? Well in my case you end up with an English Honey Brown Ale! Recipe Source: Northern Brewer Beer Specifications Beer Name: English Honey Brown Ale Beer Style: Brown Ale Recipe Type: All Grain Batch Size: 5.5 gallons /…