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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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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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Triple Decoction Oktoberfest

decoctionPosted on November 22nd, 2013 by in "Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

It was shaping up probably be one of the last nicer days of the year. The temperature was in the mid 40’s and the sun was about half out – not too bad for November is Pittsburgh. I happened to have my afternoon wide open after a morning doctor’s appointment for my 6 month old…

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Sour Mash Berliner Weisse with Peaches

peach-berlinerPosted on November 8th, 2013 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

I started working on this Sour Mash Berliner Weisse with Peaches recipe after having picked up a case of Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche from a local beer distributor. I was blown away by this beer and decided that I had to come up with something at least in the ballpark to enjoy all year long….

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Amarillo American Wheat – Highest Overall Score at Beer & Sweat 2013

Posted on October 26th, 2013 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

Making a really great Amarillo American Wheat beer that I like to drink has been something I’ve been working on since I first started brewing about 2 years ago. I knew that I really, really like Amarillo hops and thought that a balance of bready malt character and hoppy, orange character would be perfect. I’ve brewed…

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Pale 31 Clone Variation – American Pale Ale

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by in "Just Plain Good Drinkin' Beers"

This Pale 31 Clone variation is one of my all time favorite beers and I always try to keep a keg of it around for my drinking pleasure. I’ve made a couple changes to the original recipe: I use a neutral American Ale strain instead of the recommended WLP002/S-04 I used Chinook hops for bittering instead…

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