Category Archives: irish stout

My First Homebrew Medals!

Homebrew competitions have had a steep learning curve for me, and the experience has been a mixed bag as a result. I’ve entered two competitions previously, to mostly mediocre scores (28 for a milk stout and 28.6 for a vanilla … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: The Celtic Elk Stout

My Irish stout (“The Celtic Elk Stout”) has been on tap for a few weeks now, and is definitely ready for a tasting. The Basics Original gravity = 1.048; final gravity = 1.018; abv = 3.9%; estimated IBU = 36 … Continue reading

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The Celtic Elk Stout Kegged

I kegged The Celtic Elk Stout tonight, with 5 gallons as the end product. The final gravity was 1.018, down from 1.048, for 3.9% abv. Flavor is pretty nice so far!

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The Celtic Elk Stout

Dark grains set aside to add during vorlauf As we inch closer to the dark days of winter, I’m in a mood for some good, robust beers. Robust for me usually doesn’t require high alcohol content (although it can)–I think … Continue reading

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Amber Ale, Vanilla Porter, and Irish Stout Updates

A few updates condensed into one post. . . Vanilla Voay PorterThis experimental brew (recipe, update, and update) was bottled on Saturday, December 10. This gave the vanilla extract/pods around two weeks in the secondary fermenter – the chopped and … Continue reading

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