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Craft A Brew Brown Ale Kit: Brew Day

Craft A Brew Brown Ale Kit: Brew Day

A few weeks ago, Craft A Brew generously set me one of their one-gallon starter kits [**]. For those unfamiliar, Craft A Brew makes homebrewing starter kits and extract-based recipe kits, ranging from 1-3 gallon batches, providing new homebrewers with all of the equipment and ingredients necessary to start their first batch of homebrew. With several … Continue reading

Big Oatmeal Stout: Brew Day

Big Oatmeal Stout: Brew Day

Last weekend, I was hit with a craving for a big, malty stout, but had none on hand, nor had any ageing in the homebrew archives (gasp!). So, to remedy this problem, I decided to brew up what was on my mind, and came up with a recipe for a big (or big-ish, 1.060+) Oatmeal stout. … Continue reading

Naked Blonde Ale: Brew Day

Naked Blonde Ale: Brew Day

As suggestive as the name of this beer sounds, it is really just an ingredient exploration brew using Simpsons Golden Naked Oats in a basic blonde ale, hence “Naked”  Blonde. I have only used oats once before in brewing, and that was flaked oats in an oatmeal stout (when I was a beginner brewer). Thus, … Continue reading

Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Brew Night

Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Brew Night

To commemorate the possible 2012 Mayan apocalypse, I planned a last-minute brew night.  Whether it was zombies or a comet, I figured if the world was ending, I might as well go down while brewing some beer (with a good baseball bat in short range, just in case). Fortunately, the world did not end, and I was left … Continue reading