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Moon Walk | Hopped Up Pale Ale 5%

Grain Bill 17lbs Pale Malt 2 Row 1lb Carapils 1lb Caramel / Crystal Malt 60L Mashed at 150F for 90mins and sparge at 168F for 20mins No hop addition in the boil Cool to 190F Whirlpool at 190F 2ozs Cascade, 1oz Centennial, 1oz Chinook and 1oz Citra for 15min Cool to 170F Whirlpool at 170F […]


The Landing | Hopped Pale Ale 5%

Dianne and Chase wanted me to do something for Thanks Giving that would have a broader appeal than the Pecan Stout I did yesterday.  After brewing and writing this post we decided to change the name from Pale Rider to The Landing. Grain Bill 18lbs Pale Malt 2 Row 1lbs Carafoam 1lb Carmel / Crystal […]


3.14 | Pecan Pie Stout 9%

Decided to do something different for Thanks Giving and I hate hate hate pumpkin beer so we decided to go for pecan. Grain Bill 27lbs Pale Malt 2 Row 3lbs Chocolate Malt 3lbs Roasted Barley 1lb 8ozs Carmel / Crystal Malt 60L 1lb 8ozs Flaked Wheat 2 Pecan pies for 15 mins in the boil […]

New door for the walkin

My walk-in fridge has been a work in progress as well a series of trial and error.  When I built it I used an simple hollow core door.  Certainly not the right thing for a fridge.  But I found it very hard to find a 24″ wide door that was insulated.  Hence I decided to […]


Plump | Plum Saison 6%

Grain Bill 18lbs 2.8ozs Pilsner 2 Row 1lb 1.4ozs Vienna Malt 1lb 1.4ozs Wheat Malt 8.8ozs Cara Gold (Strange Brew was out of Caramunich) 7.3ozs Munich Malt 4.5oz 2.8% Styrian Goldings hops @ 45mins 2oz 4.8% East Kent Goldings hops whirlpool for 15mins (original plan was 1oz @ 15mins) 400 billion cells of Imperial Yeast […]

Galaxy Rider | Double Dry Hopped IPA 5.9%

This has been a big hit so I’m brewing it for Jay and Kristie’s wedding (ice climbing friends). This is the third time brewing Galaxy Rider (original name was Road to Columbus) and this time I changed it slightly by increasing the Carmel 20 malt slightly.  I also upped my batch size from 11 gallons […]

Double Down | Double IPA 7.8%

This time around I changed up the yeast selection and decided to give the Imperial Dry Hopped yeast a try.  I’m hoping this comes out of the fermentor before our friends annual Quonnie Fest party next weekend (will be bringing Galaxy Rider and Raspberry Dream with us and maybe Spruce Juice).  Thinking that if it […]

Galaxy Rider | Double Dry Hopped IPA 6.6%

Grain Bill 20lbs Pale 2 row malt 2lbs Cara Pils / Dextrine malt 2lbs White Wheat malt 1lb Caramel 20L malt 1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 30mins 1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 10mins 3oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ 2 days into fermentation 3oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ […]

Raspberry Dream | Raspberry Saison

Wanted to brew a full 10 gallon batch but had to cut back a bit due to Strange Brew being low on hops – I should get about 8-9 gallons out of fermenter. Grain Bill 18lbs 2.8ozs Pilsner 2 Row 1lb 1.4ozs Vienna Malt 1lb 1.4ozs Wheat Malt 8.8ozs Caramunich 7.3ozs Munich Malt 4.5oz 2.8% […]

Glycol chiller

I’ve been using RV anti freeze in the glycol chiller but it tends to freeze up if I pull the temp below 29F.  So I dumped this out and replaced it with 3 gallons of glycol.  The pumps would not move the stuff… so I added 2 gallons of water.  I have no problem bringing […]