Friday, June 9, 2017

Strawberry Blonde Ale

Last Weekend I brewed a 10 Gallon batch of a Blonde Ale Recipe.

10 lbs of 2-Row
6 lbs of Light DME
1 lbs of Crystal 10L
1 lbs of Wheat Malt
1 oz of Centennial at 60min
1 oz of Saaz at 30min
1 oz of Saaz at 0min

I split the batch into two 5 gallon buckets.
One with 1056 (American) and the other one with 3068 (Hefeweizen)

I plan on getting Strawberries from Strawberry Fest in Cedarburg and putting 7.5lbs in bucket.

I used the DME so I could brew a 10 gallon batch. My mash tun can't hold that much grain.

Brew Dog Luna Enjoying the whole day outside.

Three Tier Gravity Setup

Yum Wort

Ready to start the boil

All ready for fermentation.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


I finally got kegs to have my homebrew on tap!

I'm still working out carbonation but its coming along. I bought adapters for my Sankey couplers so I can switch out to use any type of connector on my system which will be really nice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I brewed a Miabock type beer over the Pilsner Kolsch Yeast.

The Recipe was:
6lbs of Vienna Malt
6lbs of Pilsner Malt
1lb of Caramel Wheat Malt
1lb of Munich Malt

2oz of Hallertauer for 60 min
1oz of Hersbrucker for 15min

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dog Treats

I saved some spent grain from the Klösch Ale to make some dog treats for my spoiled dog.

The recipe for the dog treats are:

4 Cups of Spent Grain
2 Cups of All-purpose Flour
1 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
1 Banana (Egg Replacement 1/2 Banana for 1 Egg)

Mix that all together, and with a rolling pin (or bottle of wine) flatted the dough out and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes, I had a cat face cookie cutter than I used this time.

Bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350F and then lower the temp to 225F and continue to bake them for 2 hours to dry them out and extend their shelf life.

The nice part about using bananas instead of eggs is that Luna got to help me clean up after her treats were in the oven.

Pils Klösch

I brewed my first all grain batch by myself this weekend! I learned lots of lessons, the big one being make sure you know how much wort you actually collected from the mash tun.

I brewed a Pils Klösch, basically a Pilsner Recipe, but with Klösch yeast because I didn't want to lager and use lager yeast.

Apparently I didn't take many pictures during the brew day, it was pretty hectic, I was cleaning the house at the same time because people were coming over later.

But that is my new mash tun, I also got a new Brew Kettle 15.5 Gallons!

The Recipe I used was.

10 lbs of German Pilsner Malt mashed about 150F

2 oz. of Czech Saaz at 60 min
.5 oz. of Czech Saaz at 15 min
.5 oz. of Czech Saaz at Flame out

Wyeast 2565 (Klösch Yeast)

I did a 70 minute boil.

I missed my readings because I ended up not collecting enough wort, but luckily my OG was higher than I was shooting for so I just added more water to the fermentor. Though I added to much and now am a little under my target OG. So the ABV will be a little low, but it should still taste fine, I will let you guys know. I will be brewing again so I can fix my mistakes.