1. Hop Harvest 2006

    I harvested my Northern Brewer hops last night. The yield was quite good being that they're only in their 2nd year of growth.

    Me and the bines:
    Me and the bines

    This is about a third of the total harvest from the two NB plants:
    One-third of the total harvest

    I got some help from Meghan and Bjorn ...


  2. Sweet Orange Blossom Mead

    This will be my first hack at meadmaking, and I'm quite excited. I'm estimating that I'll end up bottling this batch in late July, meaning that it'll be ready to drink just in time for the Christmas season. :-)

    Fermentables

    • 15 pounds orange blossom honey

    Yeast

    • Lalvin ...

  3. Blue Flannel Grand Cru

    Well - I've decided that my next homebrew adventure will be a belgian-style witbeer. I will be using a recipe published by silverfront on the Norther Brewer forums. Here's the recipe:

    Fermentables

    • 6 lbs. (minus 1.25 cups for bottling) Muntons Wheat DME

    Boil Additions

    • 1.5 oz. Styrian ...

  4. Cider #2

    Since my first attempt at making a hard cider turned out very well, I decided to take another hack at it. This time, the recipe's a bit different:

    Fermentables

    • 4.75 Gallons store-bought apple cider (cub brand)
    • 4 Cans Welch's Frozen White Grape/Raspberry Juice
    • 2 Cans Old ...

  5. NB Honey Weisen

    This is a standard American Wheat w/ a bit o' Honey. Should (theoretically) turn out similar to Leinie's Honey Weiss.

    Fermentables

    • 6 lbs. Wheat LME

    Boil Additions

    • 1 oz. Tettnang (60 mins)
    • 1 lb. Clover Honey (1 min)

    Yeast

    • Wyeast 1010 - American Wheat

    Notes

    • 3/30/05 - Made starter ...

  6. Three Hearted Ale

    This is Northern Brewer's version of Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

    Specialty Grains

    • 1 lb. Briess Caramel

    Fermentables

    • 9.3 lbs. Gold LME

    Boil Additions

    • 1 oz. Centennial (60 mins)
    • 1 oz. Centennial (20 mins)
    • 2 oz. Centennial (5 mins)

    Other

    • 1 oz. Centennial (dry hop)

    Yeast

    • Wyeast 1084 ...

  7. Dark Raspberry Stout

    Note: this is an adaptation of Northern Brewer's Dark Cherry Stout recipe.

    Specialty Grains

    • 1/2 lb. Simpson's Dark Crystal
    • 1/2 lb. Crisp Roasted Barley
    • 1/2 lb. Crisp Black Malt

    Fermentables

    • 3.3 lbs. Gold LME
    • 3 lbs. Dark DME

    Boil Additions

    • 1 oz. Northern Brewer ...

  8. Brew Log Introduction

    I've been at the hobby of homebrewing for about two years now. Up until this point, I have kept a dead-tree brew log, which is great, but I've been wanting to get a log online in an easily-accessible, searchable format...so here it is. If you find my ...


  9. "Tornado" IPA

    Specialty Grains

    • 1 lb. Simpson's CaraMalt

    Fermentables

    • 9.3 lbs. Gold LME

    Boil Additions

    • 1 oz. Nugget (60 mins)
    • 1 oz. Fuggle (30 mins)
    • 1 oz. Kent Goldings (10 mins)
    • 1 oz Fuggle (1 min)

    OG =

    Notes
    All I can say about this brew is that I'm glad ...


  10. NB Nut Brown Ale

    Specialty Grains

    • .25 lb. Crisp Chocolate
    • .25 lb. Dingeman's Special B
    • .25 lb. Dingeman's Biscuit
    • .25 lb. Briess Special Roast

    Fermentables

    • 6 lbs. Gold LME

    Boil Additions

    • 1 oz. Challenger (60 min)
    • 1 oz. Fuggle (1 min)

    Yeast

    • Wyeast 1028

    OG = 1.044.

    Notes

    • 1/31/04 - pitched ...

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