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…

Homebrewing a Corona Extra Clone

With summer just around the corner I decided to brew a “classic” macro-brew cerveza clone! Recipe Source: Homebrew Supply Beer Specifications Beer Name: Corona Extra Clone Beer Style: Mexican Cerveza Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6.5 gallons / 24.6 litres Batch Size: 5.5 gallons / 20.8 litres Estimated SRM: 2.8° Estimated IBU: 18 Estimated…

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…