As home brewers, we’ve all been there: you want to save money and resources by reusing your bottles, but it’s… Read More »Beer labels – How to Make and Apply Your Own
Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview as we brew Big Llama Braü, a double IPA recipe developed exclusively for Gage… Read More »Brewing Big Llama Bräu with Scott Russell
Scott Russell has been involved in home-brewing for over 30 years. From a chance experience with his first beer-making kit,… Read More »8: Interview with Scott Russell, The Homebrew Guru
In this homebrew video, Rick and Sarah taste the first of the two homebrew beers made using the parti-gyle method… Read More »Homebrew Video Tasting “Fruit Hoptail” Pale Ale
When Rick first started experimenting with brewing beer in the early 1990’s, the available resources weren’t what they are today:… Read More »Brewing Beer: An Initiation into Home Brewing
The idea to brew a pale ale next, was inspired by a beer we had in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the excellent Earth Eagle Brewings. Their popular Shepard’s Crook pale ale uses the Huell Melon hop, with which we were unfamiliar. The hop has some honeydew melon and strawberry aromas that were quite enjoyable. I believe lead brewer, Josh Smith, told us that the other hops were from New Zealand. The recipe(s) below are not in any way an attempt to recreate their beer, but an attempt to re-create some of the aromas from the beer that were appealing and I thought might lend themselves to the two beers in the recipe(s).Read More »Parti-gyle: Two Distinct Beers from One Grain Bill
Winter Bear Stout is my take on Scott Russell‘s clone recipe in his excellent book, North American Clone Brews. Not being a huge fan of Fuggles hops I opted for Styrian Golding, Kent Golding, and Bramling Cross.
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Home brewing doesn’t have to be difficult – this simple recipe is one of our favorites for beginners.
One of the most interesting projects The Club decided to do this brew calendar is a SMaSH beer, with participants brewing the same recipe. One of the members developed the recipe and we are all charged with following it. The idea is that the differences will be with water and each brewer’s method — and to some extent the freshness of the hops used — and we will see just how different each beer will still taste when we convene on April 16 to compare.
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