The Greatest Beer in the World! The T...

May 23, 2010-00087

It’s been some time since I’ve made the Greatest Beer in the World! (Westvleteren 12 clone) I thought it fitting to do a tasting so that I can record what is and isn’t the same with the “commercial” example and my attempt at recreating it. Firstly, it was not a cheap beer to make. The candi […]

Stout of the Imperial Variety

Stout of the Imperial Variety

A month or so before the Saison brew days, I had made a 5 gallon batch of an imperial stout. This 5 gallon batch was to serve as a starter for the 15 gallons I made a month later. The larger batch was brewed with the intent of filling one of my 15 gallon barrels to […]

Barrel’d Saisonish Beer

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Well it was a long two days, but I filled up my first barrel with a Saison type of beer. My initial thought was to brew up two batches in one day, but I got started way later than I thought I would and by the time I got the beer in the barrel it […]

Washing Station

Washing Station

I love having clean fermentation vessels and clean kegs. I hate actually cleaning them though. I mean it’s not a lot of work to do it. It’s just a lot of product/chemical that is used to actually do it. I figured there had to be a way to clean my vessels with minimal effort and […]

Barrels!!!

Barrels!!!

That is indeed three exclamation marks (points) in the title. Sadly it does not mean I have three barrels (I have four technically, but two are 15 gallon whiskey barrels), I only have two 60 gallon barrels. I guess I’m just excited at the possibilities that these barrels will provide. Then I think about the […]

Brew Schedule

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With the weather cooling down, as much as that is here in Florida, I’m ready to get full speed into brewing. The summer months got to be way too hot, and busy. Much more so than I thought it would. So brewing had to take a backseat to stuff that could be done inside the […]