Heff’s Grapefruit Hefeweizen – Brew Day 6-5-16

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The weather is starting to heat up around here and I’m beginning to get into the mood of summer by brewing up a lighter beer that I could enjoy pool side. So I decided to brew up a beer that I’ve not tried before, a hefeweizen. I didn’t want to stop there either so I … [Read more…]

Aerating Your Wort – Help Your Yeast Thrive!

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So since I began this blog at the beginning of the year I’ve been thinking of ways to make the information on here more valuable to anyone that might happen across the site and read it. Being a relatively new home brewer I find myself hearing about different processes and ways to brew and not … [Read more…]

Brewery Adventures – Grapevine Craft Brewery

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Grapevine Craft Brewery Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Grapevine Craft Brewery in Grapevine, Texas¬†(Check out their website here). This brewery should be used a guide on how to build and run a brewery. It wasn’t the biggest brewery I’ve seen but what space they had was used very creatively and efficiently. … [Read more…]

Brewlicious IPA – Brew Day 4-3-16

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Another beautiful brew day in the books! For this brew I made up another IPA but this time I had a little help from my new program Beersmith! When I was thinking about the recipe for this brew I wanted to take the last IPA that I brewed but make it even better and see … [Read more…]

Delicious Stout – Brew Day 3-27-16

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I’m back at it again, this time brewing up my own creation of a stout. As with the last few brews I’ve done I really didn’t follow any recipe for this one just searched a few clones and other stouts to see any common ingredients to give me a bit of a start on my … [Read more…]

Brewery Adventures – Jester King Brewery

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JESTER KING BREWERY – FARMHOUSE BREWERY This past weekend was my birthday so I decided I would take a trip to a brewery. Great way to spend a birthday right! The brewery I chose to visit was Jester King Brewery¬†located in Ceres Park, 18 miles or so west of downtown Austin Texas, check out their … [Read more…]

Pale Ale, I think… (3-5-16)

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Today I’m brewing up something, but the thing is I don’t know exactly what it will be. I’m hoping for something along the lines of a Pale Ale or IPA. Since I started brewing I have been wanting to really experiment and now that I’m brewing all grain I feel like now is the time … [Read more…]

First All Grain Brew – IPA Recipe (2-28-16)

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I’m pretty excited, I have finally crossed over to all grain brewing this past week and it was great. Overall I was pretty happy with the way the brew day went. For this brew I created an IPA recipe using other recipes as a guide and tweaked it to make it my own. The switch … [Read more…]