Carbonating IPA

I kegged and carbonated the IPA earlier today.  Out of a need to explore other options I spent some time watching videos on Youtube to get a primer for quicker carbonating.  I find that the technique I used this time worked out pretty well.  I am of a mind to think that it might have…

Brew day Dopplebock

Here we are at brew day again. This time is a dopplebock and my second decoction mash. I dare say this one has gone much smoother than my first one. I managed to hit my target temps for each of the steps (I did a triple decoction). At this time now I am in the…

Moving along

I will be putting the kegerator/lagering unit to work again this weekend. My plan is to brew up a dopplebock. I will be making a major change to this one as opposed to the first dopple I brewed. This one will be a true lager. The original one was fermented with San Francisco lager yeast…

New Year IPA

Finished a couple transfers today (finally!). The first transfer was the cider I was aging on oak. I will be carbonating it soon and then bottling, most likely within the next week or so. One thing I have realized, the new kegerator is perfect for storage even though I don’t have a second CO2 tank…

First brew of the year

So I started this brew on the 2nd (my typical brew day tends to be late at night). I might have started on the first but that was my wife’s last day of vacation so I spent the day with her instead. But I digress… New Year IPA, crappy name but its fitting. If all…