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English style “Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout” – Clone All Grain 8 gallon Recipe

Out of the many dark beers we have brewed over the years, we never tried this one, substitute grain as close as possible per your local availability. If you want a smaller or bigger batch, simply divide everything by 8 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Grape Wine 4 gallons

This is out 3rd time making wine (first 1 gallon, 2nd 2.5 gallon) and now we feel confident to scale higher to 4 gallons.  One benefit of making wine from kits or raw ingredients, is that it helps you to … Continue reading

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Red Hobbit Wine

So this is not in any way official with any movie or anything like that, this is a pretty darn good red base wine, but I wanted to call it a Hobbit Red Wine, because in my imagination, I envision, … Continue reading

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London ESB Coffee Porter – 10 gallon batch

11/10/2017 – today we brewed a 10 gallon London ESB Coffee Porter grains: 18 lb – 2-row premium grain 1.5 – caramel 60 Love 1 lb – coffee malt 150 Love 1.5 lb – roasted barley 300 Love hops: 2.4 … Continue reading

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Steuben Wine

made on 10/8/2017 – updates later… After brewing beer for almost 10 years, it was time to do something different.  4 year ago I planted my first grape plant – I choose the variety of Steuben – which is a … Continue reading

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Vienna Barleyweisen Oktoberfest 10 gallon all grain batch / with 3 experiments

Latest update: at 4 weeks this beer should clear up quite nicely and taste considerably better if you have chilled it at serving temperature compared to only 3 weeks, 1 extra week will make quite the difference.  It comes with an … Continue reading

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Kumbocha How To Brew / Part 1 and 2 – SUPER FERMENTED TEA

[wpedon id=”4272″ align=”left”] Kumbocha is not beer, it is a probiotic drink or basically a fermented tea. There are many health benefits to Kumbocha and it is an ancient drink originating somewhere from the Asian region around Japan, hard to … Continue reading

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Grapefruit IPA 10 gallon batch

On Saturday 2/18/2017 a Grapefruit IPA was brewed.  We used peels from 2 grapefruit in a 10 gallon batch, we didn’t want it to be too overwhelming but also a little bit more than a hint.  Full recipe will be … Continue reading

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Citra American IPA, 10 gallon batch

On 11/20/2016, we brewed a Citra American IPA.  More recently we started to preview/simulate brews using an App on my cell phone (android), called: Wort.  This is in a way a simulation, we strongly recommend you do this and then … Continue reading

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Electric Brewing // Automating the Mashing Phase – 120 Volts // 1,650 Watts // 13.5 Amps

Up to now – we have been brewing with natural gas or propane, while this works really well, and there are many advantages, like nice strong boils, etc…, there are also some draw backs – as with everything. Here are … Continue reading

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