Recipe #33: Moteuka Abbey Ale #2 (Batch #2014.29)

This beer ended up being my second to last brew (sadly) of 2014. I did not hit my ATF limit of 200 gallons (which is my goal every year...maybe 2015 will hit the limit). Rounding out a really productive year this good beer, Moteuka Abbey Ale #2. Well, it's probably pretty obvious that this is … Continue reading Recipe #33: Moteuka Abbey Ale #2 (Batch #2014.29)

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Recipe #32: Wakatu Saison (Batch #2014.28)

Technically, this is my first post of 2015. So Happy New Year Gregorian calendar users! This is an elaboration on the Galaxy saisons I've been doing. I'm going to tweak this recipe with respect to hops and yeast and some grain bill substitutions as a sort of blank slate for different experiments. My hope is … Continue reading Recipe #32: Wakatu Saison (Batch #2014.28)

2014 Blog Review and Upcoming in 2015

I was going to post in late October to review the blog at one year but I figured that if I was going to post something completely self-referential I might as well do a year-in-review instead, so this is a review of the blog up until now (the last 14 months) and looking ahead into … Continue reading 2014 Blog Review and Upcoming in 2015

Recipe #31: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #3 – Hop Stand (Batch #2014.26)

This post was accidentally released before it was ready, sorry for the confusion to the few of you that saw it in the incomplete state. Still working on this one, even though it is probably getting incredibly boring. I'm returning to the recipe I used in Recipe #19,This will be the last one of these … Continue reading Recipe #31: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #3 – Hop Stand (Batch #2014.26)

Experimental Hop Series #6: ADHA 871 Saison (Recipe #29, Batch #2014.29)

Well, I did it. I'm finally here. I set out at the beginning of the year to brew a series of hoppy saisons using a bunch of experimental hops from Yakima Valley Hops and I did it, this is the sixth (SIXTH!!!) in this series. Six beers that used the same yeast, the same grain … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #6: ADHA 871 Saison (Recipe #29, Batch #2014.29)

Experimental Hop Series #5: ADHA 484 Saison (Recipe #25, Batch #2014.22)

I hope no one is upset that this post isn't about a Galaxy saison... I know I'm not. This is my ongoing experiment trying different "experimental" varieties of hops I get from Yakima Valley Hops, my favorite hop dealer. In case you are new to this blog, this is the FIFTH! of a series of … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #5: ADHA 484 Saison (Recipe #25, Batch #2014.22)

Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

I've been brewing with other people in the DC area a lot lately. I forgot how much fun it could be brewing with another person. It is great to get back into it. A few years ago, my friend Mike Thorpe came over to observe a brew day. He was excited to get into brewing … Continue reading Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

Recipe #21: Brown Saison with Cascade Hops (Batch #2014.16)

What is a brown saison? What is a Belgian brown ale? I don't know. Sort of like the Black IPA episode of a year back, when you do something odd like add a bunch of dry hopping to your porter recipe, what should you call it? There is a popular brewery around here called "Right … Continue reading Recipe #21: Brown Saison with Cascade Hops (Batch #2014.16)

Recipe #20: Dandelion Saison (Batch #2014.10)

Ever weed your garden and then decide to make a beer? This is my second attempt at a dandelion beer using flowers picked out of my yard. The first was last year using my blend of saison yeasts and Brettanomyces species...it was a big hit but the dandelion character was rather subtle. I added about 2.5 … Continue reading Recipe #20: Dandelion Saison (Batch #2014.10)

Recipe #19: Galaxy Saison with Brasserie de Blaugies Yeast (Batch #2014.14)

So in my last post, I wrote about a saison I made with my normal house saison yeast, the Saison Dupont strain (Galaxy Saison with Dupont Yeast). I have been talking with people about their saison yeast preferences and people do not like the Dupont strain for a variety of reasons. People complain about it … Continue reading Recipe #19: Galaxy Saison with Brasserie de Blaugies Yeast (Batch #2014.14)