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.
Month: November 2013
I tried Bell’s Black Note Stout for the first time today, and it was awesome!
I’m not a hard cider drinker, but this drink makes me want to be a hard cider drinker
Today I brewed the White House Honey Porter extract kit from Northern Brewer. It’s in the 50’s in the DC area, so the colder weather is on its way, making a robust honey porter a great beer to put on rotation.
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 […]
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 […]
I moved my Shenandoah Valley Winter Welcome to the keg today. This is a seasonal IPA based on Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale. It has a good brown color to it with a ‘pine’ aroma. I’m hoping this will be a ‘malt’ forward IPA, which will be great for the holidays. There were plenty of hops […]
People blog about all kinds of things, politics, sports, cats; so why can’t I blog about my beer? This blog is meant to help friends and family see what is “on tap” at the Brew Haus, as well as to share my hobby with other beer enthusiasts out there. If you have an interest in […]
My house blonde is based on this Centennial Blonde recipe by BierMuncher, from the Home Brew Forum: