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 /…

Homebrewing a Centennial Blonde

While browsing various homebrew pages on the Internet for my next recipe to brew, I found that a number of people kept pointing to the “Centennial Blonde” as their go-to or favourite recipe. So I found the recipe and decided to try it out myself! Recipe Source: Homebrew Talk Beer Specifications Beer Name: Centennial Blonde Beer…

Homebrewing a Boddingtons Clone

Looking for something new to brew it was suggested that I try making a clone of the English Pub Ale Boddingtons and so here we are! Because a liquid yeast is used in this recipe I had to make a starter prior to brew day. And since I had to make a starter I figured…

Homebrewing a very Simple Apple (Juice) Cider

When I decided to try my hand at making a cider instead of a beer I had no idea it would be so easy. I almost feel silly making a post about it to be honest. I’ll even save you the trouble of reading below by saying it is really as simple as just combining…