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Chocolate IPA Brew Notes

This brew was another experiment; I wanted to try something new. 1 lb. Muntons Chocolate Malt 6.6 lbs Briess Sparkling Amber LME 1 oz. Cascade Pellet Hops at 60 Minutes 1 oz. Cascade Pellet Hops at 20 Minutes 1 oz. Cascade Pellet Hops at 3 Minutes 1 Smack Pack of Wyeast American Ale yeast My […]

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Scotch Barrel Scottish 70 Shilling Recipe and Notes

I had the hankering to brew again, and I wanted to try something different. I’ve been interested in brewing a Scottish 70/- or 80/- for a while. It sounded similar to the English bitters I like, but different enough to branch out a bit. There is one more wrinkle I threw in there – I […]

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Single-Hop Special Bitter Bottling Notes

I bottled the SHSB this evening, and I figured this would be a good place to put the notes: I overestimated the temperature of our basement. I think I caused the yeast to settle prematurely due to cold temperatures. The final gravity was 1.012, which puts the alcohol content at just shy of 4%. I […]

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Single-Hop Special Bitter Recipe and Notes

I brewed a Single-Hop Special Bitter last night. I didn’t have a full-blown recipe, but here are the ingredients I used: 6.6 lbs Muntons Light LME 2 oz. (U.S. Grown) Kent Goldings Pellet Hops at 60 Minutes 1 oz. (U.S. Grown) Kent Goldings Pellet Hops at 0 Minutes 1 packet Nottingham dry ale yeast Nice […]

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Something different…

I didn’t spend much time today thinking about Shard Wardens, so this post will be a bit random. I spent a fair chunk of money I got for Christmas at Belmont Party Supply buying ingredients for a Single Hop Special Bitter with U.S. grown Kent Goldings hops. This is the first time in a few […]

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