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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 […]

Double Down | Double IPA 8%

Crazy brew day.  Lack of products, system issues and plan old brew master mistakes…  In the end I think I put together a good double IPA – time will tell. Grain Bill 1lb Rice Hulls 25lbs Pale Malt (2 row) 3lbs Wheat Malt 2lbs Flaked Wheat 1lb 8ozs Flaked Oats 1lb Table Sugar 1oz Amarillo […]


Spruce Juice | Blonde Ale 4.2%

I started with my first brew ever which is a Blonde Ale from The Electric Brewery that I call Sweet Lilly and added spruce tips to it.  Sweet Lilly is really a simple beer, light in color and flavour.  I plan to do a number of brews with this as the base and add things such as […]

Canning Line Up & Running

First time I’ve run the canning setup for real (not for testing).  In the video I’m canning the Beets Gone Wild Saison.  That same day I canned the Angels with a Dark Heart Imperial Stout that I aged in oak.  The can seamer is from October Design in Detroit.  The whole setup works amazingly well.  […]