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An (Untraditional) Kolsch Recipe… Updated and Best of Show Winner!

Massive foam stand brought to you by our good friend, torrified wheat.Posted on November 30th, 2014 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes Homebrew Competition Results"

In my effort to win a medal in every category in the 2008 BJCP Guidelines, I circled back around to my Untraditional Kolsch recipe. The original recipe, and this one for that matter, are both horribly over-analyzed and over-engineered, so forgive me in advance. This first time I brewed that recipe I had some yeast…

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The Great and Powerful Saaz

hopsPosted on May 14th, 2014 by in "Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

This recipe, which I call “The Great and Powerful Saaz”, was originally put together to use up an excess of Saaz leaf hops that I purchased last year. The first version used an impressive 13oz of all Saaz leaf hops and was an incredibly floral, spicy and delicious beer. Since I enjoyed it so much…

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Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe Variation

Gold Medal Munich Dunkel RecipePosted on March 13th, 2014 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes"

This medal winning Munich Dunkel recipe is a slight variation on my first award winning Munich Dunkel recipe. The key points are the addition of 1lb of Munich II, using Carafa III Special instead of Carafa II Special for just a touch more color, and switching from Hallertau Mittelfrueh to Tettnang. I also added a…

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Doppelbock Recipe from Bockfest 2014

Doppelbock Recipe from Bockfest 2014Posted on March 10th, 2014 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes"

This is the Doppelbock recipe that won a 1st and a 2nd in the Doppelbock/Eisbock category at Bockfest 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. In my quest to brew every style in the 2008 BJCP guidelines, brewing both a Doppelbock recipe and a Eisbock was something that was going to happen sooner or later. I typically try…

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A Kolsch Recipe…

Kolsch recipePosted on March 2nd, 2014 by in "Beer Recipes"

A very, unorthodox and untraditional Kolsch recipe. Left me start off by saying that I have a huge amount of respect for German brewing traditions and German beer styles. Oktoberfest and Munich Dunkel are currently tied for my number 1 favorite beer style, but every once in a while I feel the need to over…

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The Perfect Competition American Pale Ale

sub-category-medalPosted on February 7th, 2014 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes"

I want to brew the perfect competition American Pale Ale and I’m always up for a challenge. I really enjoy focusing and doing things until I perfect them. My goal here is to compile and analyze National Homebrew Competition award winning American Pale Ale recipes to determine, based on the research and numbers, the perfect…

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Lambic with ECY20

lambic-tnPosted on January 28th, 2014 by in "Beer Recipes"

It’s time to use up the rest of my latest haul from East Coast Yeast and brew a Lambic with ECY20. I used 50ml of the 100ml bottle in my Flanders Red last week and the other half is going to go in to a Lambic. Nothing particularly special about the grain bill. I’m going…

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Flanders Red with ECY20

ecy20Posted on January 24th, 2014 by in "Beer Recipes"

I finally got my hands on some East Coast Yeast and I can’t wait to brew a Flanders Red with ECY20. Love2Brew posted they had it available on their website and I immediately jumped on it. I opted for the 2 day priority delivery from the USPS, because the option from UPS cost more than…

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No Sparge, Stovetop, Brew in a Bag Batch to Blend with a Big Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine.

kettle-biabPosted on January 17th, 2014 by in "Beer Recipes"

Brew in a bag batch to blend with a big bourbon barrel barley wine… whew. Try saying that 3 times fast. It’s been a long time since I brewed indoors. After my first 2 batches, which were both extract, I quickly upgraded to a turkey fryer and really haven’t looked back. I now remember why…

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Citra Pale Ale.. Well Almost All Citra

tnPosted on January 13th, 2014 by in "Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

I have been on a mission to brew an excellent and high scoring American Pale Ale since I started brewing. My very first medal was for an American Pale that was borrowed from Jamil Zainasheff’s recipe. Ever since that first taste of success, I’ve been determined to build my own recipe that is able to…

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