Author Archives: Andy Farke

Farke’s ESB

With a 55 lb. sack of Maris Otter malt on hand, I’ve been exploring the world of English beers. The latest stop along this journey was with a best bitter (known commercially sometimes as ESB, or Extra Special Bitter). In … Continue reading

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Dunkel-Osteus 2019

I really enjoyed the Munich Dunkel I brewed two years ago, and recently decided to give the recipe another go. This round was nearly identical in terms of ingredients, with the only real change being a lower mash temperature to … Continue reading

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Tripel Threat

Way back in December, my homebrew club had a Belgian tripel contest. I’ll admit that I approached this with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Tripels aren’t really my thing, given their high alcohol content, but on the other hand … Continue reading

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Session Stout II

A little over a year ago, I brewed a batch of Irish stout based on a recipe in Jennifer Talley’s wonderful book, Brewing Session Beers. The result was pretty enjoyable, so I wanted to revisit the recipe. The main changes from the … Continue reading

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The Ones That Got Away…

For a variety of reasons, I haven’t been able to blog about every single batch I brewed in 2018. Many of the ones that didn’t make the cut were repeat brewings of successful recipes. Because I’m not likely to get … Continue reading

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