Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gooseberry Champaigne

5 gallon batch,
18 pounds of gooseberries
Mash, add water to 6 gallons
Campdon tablet and pectin enzyme
24 hours later
Added 4 pounds of sugar and 1 pack of 1118 Yeast on 6-10

Saturday, June 4, 2016


2 gallons Musselman cider
3 gallons Everyday Essential cider
1 pound clover honey
1 pound light brown sugar
Cider House Selecy premium cider yeast

Saturday, May 28, 2016


10 gallon batch today

20 pounds of pale ale malt
1 pound 135L Crystal
Mashed at 152 70 minutes

3 ounces West Kent 60
1 ounce of WG at 30
2 ounces of WG at 15
2 ounces of WG at 0

Half fermented on S04, the other half on Windsor.
It was interesting, the Windsor tasted slightly "thinner" at kegging than the S04, otherwise the esters were pretty much the same. Fermenting at 70-72, I'm quite happy with the turnout. The S04 is dry hopped with Brambling Cross the S04 with EKG.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Welsh Ale

10 pounds of Maris Otter
1.5 pounds of toasted Maris Otter
1 pound Carastan
.25 pounds roasted Barley
2 pounds rolled barley
1 oz Northdown at 60
1 oz Fuggles at 10
Fermented on Wyeast Cask Ale

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Porter today

All grain batch,
8 pounds Mo
1.5 lbs of carasten
1.5 pounds of brown
.5 pounds of chocolate malt
Mashed at 152
50 minute boil (ran out of propane)
1.1 ounce fuggles at 45
1.1 ounce of fuggles at 5
Fermenting on yeast fro the 1968 bitter

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Need to keep updating.

The brewery has been busy lately. After taking my job at Urban Chestnut Brewery, I sort of left home brewing go slack. But, I'm back at it. Tried a few batches of extract with grains brewing. The first two batches were bitters, using 6 pounds of liquid extract in each and a quarter pound of crystal 135. The first used Maris Otter syrup, EKG hops, and Wyeast Cask Ale yeast. The other used NB golden syrup, with Fuggle hops and Wyeast 1968 yeast. Both are clearing having fermented out in a week. The next batch was a saison, 6.6 pounds of Muntain light and two pounds of dried wheat extract. Used Fuggles and will add gooseberries at the end of fermentation. Will be going back to all grain after this, was a bit disappointed in the Saison color, seemed too dark.
Today, I'm putting together a 5 gallon batch of cider. The plan is to fill my keezer again!