Recipe: Corona Extra Clone

The go-to Pilsner for a day at the beach, this crisp, refreshing lager is a great beer to have on hand at any time during the summer. Try it “dressed” with salt and lime for an even more south-of-the-border experience! Source: Homebrew Supply Beer Specifications Beer Name: Corona Extra Clone Beer Style: Mexican Cerveza Recipe…

Recipe: German Alt

Alt refers to an old-school, top-fermented style of brewing ale rather than a relatively modern bottom-fermented lager. Altbier is especially associated with the city of Düsseldorf. Alts are a bit difficult to explain to the uninitiated – kind of like a hoppy Oktoberfest? A very malty pale ale? You’ll just have to try a glass…

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…

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…