BrewTubers Malt Experiment 2020 was an amazing process. It happened to hit during power pandemic time, so it was a great thing to do to help pass the time. This experiment utilized the same recipe across multiple brewers, with one change being the base malt used was different for each Brewer.Continue reading
Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020 is here! The premise is 13 brewers brew the same recipe. The same water profile, malt, hops, and timing. Then each brewer drops in a different yeast to ferment with. A wide range of yeasts to be able to determine the qualities and tastes that the yeast imparts on a brew. Such a cool concept. I am honored to be a part of it.
My journey into this experiment began early one morning. I couldn’t sleep. I was surfing the Facebook groups and I ran across a post in Brewtubers. I was intrigued by the idea, so I started down the rabbit hole.
So I did a thing. I jumped in over my head. I registered for an experiment. And away I go! I jumped in on the Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020. Basically the principle is this: same beer, same water, different yeast.
So each person who is registered uses a different yeast. For this experiment, I chose the Mainiacal Yeast Berzerker kveik blend. The recipe required me to grab a few ingredients from the local shop. I also had to purchase a boatload of distilled water. To the water, I will be adding some minerals to help get the same profile. I can’t wait!
To kick it off, I have made a little starter how to video about yeast starters. If you need some guidance on your starters, this is a little about my practice.
Smoked Pumpkin Imperial Stout, a new creation from Brewmaster Jerry! It brings together two thing I love, brewing beer and smoking foods. So for another try at something different, I decided to smoke some pumpkins. It is really cool, I sourced the pumpkins from a former student. He grows them, and then gives a bunch of money to charity. So, this is a brew with a good cause being supported from it.
A single hop experiment can be fun. When you are looking for a great brew to make over and over again, you have to have a good recipe. You also want to have a little variety in hops so you can have some fun too. So, this beckoned my Zombie Level 8 Series. I enjoyed Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust, so I formulated a recipe that is homage to it. The great thing about about this is that it allows the hops to shine. Why level 8 you ask? 8 ounces of hops in each batch.
Time to brew a new milkshake IPA, Neapolitan style! I devised a recipe to hopefully showcase all the flavors of a Neapolitan blend of flavors for my recipe, NEAPOLITAN DYNAMITE. What I got was an unexpected result. I loved brewing this and designing the recipe. I am already formulating my changes for the next revision.
Brew Night For A Milkshake IPA
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Smoked homebrew brined turkey, a gift from the gods! My turkey cooking has been evolving over the years now….this year to include the smoker! I used the Phishing For Cookies V2 brew that I had. It is an oatmeal raisin cookie stout for some nice malty flavors in the turkey. Oh, don’t forget that it is bacon wrapped and using a maple bourbon glaze! Let’s look at how this goes together to make a feast fit for a king.
The Homebrew Brine
First, I used the Phishing For Cookies V2 as the base of the homebrew brine. Continue reading
So over the summer, I moved. It is now a whole new brewing experience at a new brewing location. You don’t realize just how set in your ways you get, till you can’t use those ways any more. It was time to try out the new home brewery location, and try to make a new beer style that I had not tried before. Granite Milkshake is a milkshake IPA that was formulated by yours truly, Brewmaster Jerry. Let’s take a peak at how things went.
So, I am loving this snow day! I am getting caught up with a bunch of website stuff! A few weeks ago, I had a great time doing an outdoor brewing with my buddy Sully. You may remember him from my outdoors brewing session with him last year. This time, he was brewing his first 5 gallon batch. How could I say no? I of course couldn’t let him have all the fun, I brewed a 5 gallon batch as well!
Sully wanted to brew his Caribou Slober kit, so I figured I would do a brown ale as well. Continue reading
I realized that I am a but delayed in this post. I don’t know how I missed doing one for this. Well, my first outdoor brewing on my new burner was a blast! Here is the scenario: December 30, 2016… 9:30 PM…. 27 degrees….Felt like 15. I was streaming the Phish 12/30/16 show from MSG live. What a great way to start a brewing night!
The recipe that I am working with will turn out like an oatmeal raisin cookie stout, hopefully.