Month: November 2013

Black Friday Deal: Ever Thought About Brewing Your Own?

Northern Brewer is running a Black Friday special: buy an IPA recipe kit and a brew kettle, and you get a basic brewing kit (fermenting bucket, bottling bucket, and more) for free. And, since you get another free recipe kit with your starter kit, you get all the equipment you need and your first two brews.

Creating a Yeast Starter Using the Shake Method (and why we do it)

Tonight I made a yeast starter for a honey porter I’m getting ready to brew with an estimated original gravity (OG) of 1.054.  Yeast starters are important when it comes to high(er) gravity beers, because if you pitch (the term used to add yeast to your unfermented beer) a yeast pack without enough yeast cells […]

Shenandoah Winter Welcome Results and Recipe

The Shenandoah Winter Welcome, based on Sierra Nevada’s seasonal Celebration IPA, turned out great.  I kegged it a few nights ago and tasted the first pint tonight and it turned out excellent.  I used UK pale malt as the base malt (for the first time), which added depth of color to the beer and a […]

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