Category Archives: experimental recipe

Cerveza de Jamaica

I’m feeling experimental, and I’m feeling summer-y, and I need some good homebrew to sip on the porch on a warm Saturday afternoon. I discovered agua de Jamaica (a hibiscus tea often just sold as Jamaica) when I moved to … Continue reading

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Big Batch Update: Saison, Amber Ale, Pilsner

There’s lots to report with kegging and fermentation for a few recent batches. So, here’s what’s new: Thumbspike Saison 2.0 This might have had the quickest turn-around on any kegged beer I’ve ever done! I brewed the beer on 12 … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Raspberry Belgian

My first attempt at a fruit beer was fairly decent…it was quite refreshing on a hot day, and the two gallons or so got depleted pretty quickly. I did squeeze in a tasting before it was all gone, with plenty … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Red Oak Ale

After about a month of conditioning, it’s time to review the red oak ale I brewed in mid-May. As previously described, I oaked it with oak chips for a week, and have been dry-hopping it ever since. Red Oak Ale … Continue reading

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Brewing Update: Old Speckled Hen Clone and Red Oak Ale

Red Oak Ale sample Tonight I transferred the Old Speckled Hen Clone and the Red Oak Ale (right) out of their respective primary fermenters and into their kegs. Visible fermentation had long since ceased for both. Old Speckled Hen Clone … Continue reading

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