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Brew Updates: Palaeotis Pils 1.2 & Old Pine Pale Ale

I’ve kegged two of my brews in the past week, incluing my German pils and my American pale ale. Here are the details! After 10 days in primary, I kegged Old Pine Pale Ale on 12 December 2017. I added … Continue reading

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Palaeotis Pils 1.2

I really, really like a good German pils, and have iterated through two batches previously. Based on what I learned there, I refined the recipe a bit more. I opted for Magnum hops for bittering, Barke pilsner malt (courtesy of … Continue reading

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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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Beer Tasting: Festivus Simplex

Tasting time! Tasting time! For this round, I’m evaluating my festbier. The Basics 1.056 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 5.5% abv, 21 estimated IBU, 6 SRM  Appearance Burnished gold and quite clear, with a thick white head that is quite persistant. Very … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Dark Helmet Schwarzbier

My schwarzbier has been kegged for over a month, and seems to be at its peak. Tasting time! Dark Helmet Schwarzbier The Basics 1.046 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 4.2% abv, 26 estimated IBU, 28 SRM Appearance Clear brown beer with a … Continue reading

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