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Festbier Head-to-Head

I’ve been wanting to do a head-to-head comparison of my festbier versus commercial examples, and finally got the chance to do so tonight. My buddy Steve stopped by, and I poured out three sampler glasses for each of us. Steve … Continue reading

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A good use for extra fruit puree

Leftover raspberry puree from brewing makes a really tasty marinade. Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Palaeotis Pils

My Palaeotis Pils, falling within the German pils style, has been on tap for a few weeks now, and seems to be reaching a peak in quality. Time for a tasting! The Basics Original gravity = 1.048, final gravity = 1.011, abv … Continue reading

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Update: Good Riddance Pale Ale and Eagle Face Oatmeal Stout

Tonight it was time to keg my most recent pale ale and my annual oatmeal stout batch. Good Riddance Pale Ale, after 20 days in the primary fermenter, was down to 1.011 from a starting gravity of 1.053. This equates … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Fade To Black IPA

My first-ever black IPA has been kegged for about a month. So, it’s tasting time! The Basics Original gravity = 1.065, final gravity = 1.016, abv = 6.5%, estimated IBU = 67  Aroma Herbal/piney hop aroma, with a touch of toastiness behind that … Continue reading

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