This page archives many of the Apartment Homebrewer brew days! Brew day post are intended to discuss extensive recipe design or introduce a specific brewing technique. Also, check out the recipes page for an archive of tasting notes, some recipe design, and a recipe. Cheers and happy brewing!
Brew Days: Archive
Mayan Apocalypse Ale Brew Night : Brewing a strong ale of sorts while awaiting the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse!
Naked Blonde Ale Brew Day : An experimental brew to find out what Simpson’s Golden Naked Oats contribute to beer character.
Big Oatmeal Stout Brew Day : Pushing an oatmeal stout to its limits (according to the BJCP).
Palisades American Bitter Brew Day : A brew day to find out what Palisades contribute to a Bitter type recipe.
Passion Fruit American Wheat : Using passion fruit in an American-style wheat beer. Photo Gallery
Falconer’s Flight APA Brew Day : A basic brew day of an American Pale Ale using solely Falconer’s Flight hop blend!
Barrel-Aged Saison : French-style saison aged in a Jester King barrel.
Craft A Brew Brown Ale Kit : Simply stated, a one-gallon extract batch of brown ale.
Hi. Do you mind sharing your bond ale smash recipe?
Yeah, no problem. I’m testing out some Czech floor-malted pilsner malt, so this is the recipe I formulated for a 5 gallon batch:
Malt: 7 lbs pilsner malt to get you to 1.040 (use more or less depending on your system’s efficiency)
Hops: 2 oz of Hersbrucker (1 oz at bittering, 1 oz at flameout)
Yeast: a good pitch of California lager yeast (~ 1 million cells/ml/degree P)
Water: soft water for mash (since it’s a pale hybrid)
Should be brewing this soon, around mid July after my lager brewing finishes up. Hope this helps! Cheers!
Looks good! Thanks
Going to think about this one… I have wanted to do a smash with Hallertau. I have to wait for my lite beer clone to finish so I can have my fermenter back. It needs another 7 days before I can add AE to it, then needs seven more days.
Nice! Let us know if you do. Cheers!
Great blog and a really good way of inspiring home brewing in spaces that are possibly smaller than you would like. I will certainly be looking at some of these recipes for inspiration once my current batch is finished. (@TMDrink_blog)
Thanks for reading! Cheers!
Impressed with your knowledge and experience with brewing in an apartment! We have our first run fermenting right now. 🙂
Thanks! Congrats on your first batch! What style did you guys brew up?
Thank you! It’s a Smoked Vanilla Porter 🙂 Two more weeks. Although it’s so difficult to just let it sit there!