The Ginger Highlands

Inspired by Highlands Hollow ginger wheat beer, I was under special request to make something similar.  Spoke with the bartender, and he had some idea about how it was made: 75% 2-row; 25% wheat; 3# fresh ginger in a 217G batch added during the last 5-10 minutes of the boil; wasn’t too sure on the hops, [...]

Allagash White clone

Needed a good hot summer day beer and was recently reminded of the Allagash White.  Should have followed this recipe more closely since the one I used was based on an extract recipe.  The gravity is a bit low and the real deal uses a blend of malted and raw wheat.

Batch #8, brewed 6/20/10:

5.25 Gallon batch
5.5# [...]

Mojave Red

Tried out this recipe.

Ingredients actually used:

8lb 8oz American Two-row
8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 80L
8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L
8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L
4 oz Melanoidin Malt (german)
2 oz Carafa II special (german)
1 oz Roasted Barley (british)

60 mins 1 oz Palisades pellet 8.0
20 mins 0.5oz Sterling leaf [...]

Centennial Blonde

Got crazy with the cheese whiz and decided to try my hand at all-grain brewing. Found this recipe and thought I’d give it a try. Due to availability, this is what I ended up with:

7# RAHR 2-row malt
0.75# CaraFoam (should be Cara-pils)
0.5# Crystal 15L
0.5# German Vienna
1 package Safeale US-05
1 oz Centennial hops @8.3% (scheduled [...]

Newcastle Clone

Newcaslte Nut Brown Ale is made from a blend of two different beers.  Working from this recipe as my guide, I’m attempting to do a single-batch replication using extract.

4# light dry malt extract
0.6# corn sugar
0.5# Carapils malt
0.5# Crystal malt 15L
0.5# Crystal malt 60L
0.33# Belgium Special B 180L
0.25# Chocolate malt 350L
0.5oz Target hops 11% boil for full [...]

Trappist Dubbel

Second batch of beer finished up — a Belgian Trappist Dubbel (double).


6 lbs Coopers Dry Malt Extract (DME)
0.5 lb corn sugar
1.5 lb (16 Fl Oz) Belgian Dark Candi Syrup — D2
1 lb Munich malted grain (1.4L)
0.5 lb Belgian aromatic malted grain (20L)
0.5 lb Belgian caramunich malted grain (50L)
0.5 lb Belgian special B (130L)
6 AAU Amarillo Hops
White [...]

German Wheat Beer

Made my first attempt at brewing beer last night thanks to Valerie’s thoughtful Christmas gift of a brewing starter kit. I now have a bucket of malty goodness that’s burping CO2 at me.

She included a ready-to-brew kit for a German style hefeweizen. From what little bit I know of brewing, it’s about as simple [...]

Sunday Morning Buckwheat Pancakes

1/2 Cup Oat Flour (whole wheat or AP works too)
1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1/2 Tspn Baking Soda
1 Tspn Baking Powder
1/2 Tspn Salt
1 TBspn Honey
1 Cup Buttermilk (or plain yogurt)
1/4 Cup Water
1 Egg, seperated
Bananas, Blueberries, nuts, as desired

In large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and [...]