Homebrewing Northern Brewer This Beer’s For You American Lager

When people think of an average American lager, brands like Budweiser or Coors likely come to mind. These beers may not be fancy or daring but they do hit a certain spot and are enjoyed by many non-craft beer lovers. There are loads of clone recipes out there and Northern Brewer’s This Beer’s For You…

Homebrewing OBK English Brown Ale

Heading into the holiday season always makes me want to reach for a nice darker beer like a stout, barleywine, or something similar. With that in mind I decided to brew a small batch strong English Brown Ale. Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK English Brown Ale Beer Style: Ale Recipe…

Homebrewing Crisis Response II

Crisis Response is pseudo-NEIPA recipe that I plan on iterating on over time in order to try and perfect it. How did it turn out this time? Beer Specifications Beer Name: Crisis Response II Beer Style: IPA Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6 gallons / 27.3 litres Batch Size: 5 gallons / 22.7 litres…

Homebrewing a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone

Going to Hawaii was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken in my life. I loved the weather and beaches, the laid back culture and people, and of course the beautiful vistas. While Kona Big Wave Golden Ale may not have always technically been brewed in Hawaii, it definitely was pervasive during my trip…

Homebrewing a Modified Homebrew Supply Mosaic Pilsner

Sometimes you search out a recipe by style or search to find one with some specific character you want in your beer. Other times you look for an existing, highly rated, recipe that happens to fit the ingredients you have on hand. This is a case of the later but one where more substitutions and…

Homebrewing a Crisis Response

Last year I brewed my first New England Northeastern IPA following a recipe by Kevin Quinn (via Brewer’s Friend) and it was probably the best beer I’ve made to date. Due to that success I’ve decided to use the recipe as my “base” and see what I can do by iterating on top of it….

Homebrewing a European Select Merlot

I’ve been homebrewing beer for a couple of years now and it’s been a really fun hobby but it’s also the kind of hobby that makes you want to experiment and try new things. Like “what happens when I use this yeast instead of this one?” or “let me swap out these hops for those”….

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…

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…