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Falconer’s Flight APA: Tasting Notes

Falconer’s Flight APA: Tasting Notes

One month since brew day, the Falconer’s Flight APA, an American-style pale ale using Falconer’s Flight hop blend, has finished fermentation, kegged, and is tasting nice. This APA came out great, with the late hopping of the Falconer’s Flight really pronounced. A review and recipe below. Cheers and happy brewing! Review Pouring into a tulip … Continue reading

Passion Fruit American Wheat: Tasting Notes

Passion Fruit American Wheat: Tasting Notes

Six weeks since brew day, the Passion Fruit American Wheat, an American-style wheat beer brewed with passion fruit, is finished and tasting great. It’s very refreshing, and just in time, since 90+ degree weather has hit Texas. A review and recipe below. Cheers, and happy brewing! Review Pouring into a tulip glass, the┬áPassion Fruit American … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Busy and Brewing!

AHB Blog: Busy and Brewing!

April is always a busy month in graduate school. Fellowship reports, exams, papers, taxes all due. Couple that with regular work (research, lab maintenance etc.), and things get busy quick. I’m keeping my spirits bright, and using brewing as a stress-free creative outlet! In lieu of formal blog posts (due to school, sad face), I’d … Continue reading

Falconer’s Flight APA: Brew Day

Falconer’s Flight APA: Brew Day

One of my favorite beer styles is American Pale Ale or APA for short. I like it so much that I have a well-developed house recipe I brew often. When I find a new hop or a hop variety I haven’t used in a homebrew, I like to make single-hopped APAs to find out what … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Adding Passion Fruit to the Secondary

AHB Blog: Adding Passion Fruit to the Secondary

The spring equinox has passed and spring has sprung (at least in central Texas)! The weather has been nice and frost isn’t likely, so I recently put out my spring-season balcony garden. Those who read the Session Oatmeal Stout post may have noticed transplanted bluebonnets and sunflower seedlings next to the beer. My garden is … Continue reading

Session Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

Session Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

I’m a big fan of all types of stout, especially around March and springtime. For March 2013, I brewed the Big Oatmeal Stout, an oatmeal stout taken to the limits (of the BJCP style guidelines, of course). At 6% ABV, it was quite a tasty beer, and held up with age. For March 2014, I … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

AHB Blog: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In this weekly update, I wanted to wish the readers and followers of The Apartment Homebrewer a happy, safe, and hopefully beery St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be enjoying a full Victorian pint of my Session Oatmeal Stout, eating a full plate of fish and chips, and listening to my favorite Celtic band, Gaelic Storm. (for … Continue reading

How Low Can You Go? 2% ABV Session Amber!

How Low Can You Go? 2% ABV Session Amber!

I’ve been on a session-style kick lately. Recently, I brewed a 4% ABV session IPA and a 3% ABV session Oatmeal Stout. With each beer, I pushed the ABV lower, so naturally, I was curious to see how low in ABV I could go while making a beer that was flavorful. Essentially, I wanted to … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Kegging the Session Oatmeal Stout

AHB Blog: Kegging the Session Oatmeal Stout

After a hard graduate school exam on Monday (sob…), I am getting back to brewing operations. Last night, I (finally) kegged a session-strength oatmeal stout, coming in at 2.9% ABV. I am anxious to see how this one comes out. Hydrometer tube sample showed a promising start. I might bring this one to the Zealots … Continue reading

Sharing a Favorite: My House APA

Sharing a Favorite: My House APA

No matter what time of year, one of my favorite ales to brew is American Pale Ale. There are lots of great commercial examples of APA, and many great recipes for APA on the web. Despite this, I thought I’d share my house APA recipe. It took many iterations to get this recipe just right … Continue reading