Home Brewing

Homebrew Chocolate-Chili Stout

The “Beaver Avenue Brewer’s Guild” (BABG) brewed this beer on January 10. I did some work on v1.0 of the recipe, I attached the recipe¬†below. I’m affectionately calling it Poseidon’s Wrath, a name first suggested as a taunt related to the snow this morning by Nikki. Anyway, the beer went Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago
Home Brewing

Brewing the 15-minute IPA

With a boil time of 15 minutes, you're getting a lot done. This recipe is designed mostly to test varieties of hops in a somewhat controlled environment. I add a small bag of specialty grains, in my version, to add just a hint of malt flavor behind the hops--I think it provides a better backboard for tasting the hops. First, the recipe for a 1 gallon batch and then the process:

15 Minutes IPA

Grains, Yeast and Hops:

  • 1 oz hops, your choice. (I've used Citra, Mosaic and Chinook)
  • 1.5 lbs Light Dry Malt Extract [DME] (keeping it simple)
  • 4.8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt 60L
  • SafAle English Ale #S-04 (1/2 packet)
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By David Spatholt, ago
Cooking

Sour Dough Spent Grain Bread

I would apologize that I haven’t updated the blog in a few weeks, but to be honest nothing interesting was happening during (hopefully) the last big chill of the season. I’ve talked about spent grain bread before, now I can update with a new twist on that recipe. This week Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago