Author Archives: Ben

Holiday Beer

share   Made a holiday beer with some friends… Update later with the recipe.

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Mystery Beer

share   Mystery Beer… So I made a starter a while ago with the dregs of a Belgian Beer I made and an IPA from Hardywood Park Brewery… Looked healthy but hinted that it may have gotten a little wild. … Continue reading

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Wheelin’ Wheat

share   Kegged 5 gallons of my first All-Grain batch the other day… It is delicious!

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Lost and Found

share   Cleaned out cellar fridge this morning… Found 5 bottles of Bourbon Barrel Porter I made in ’11 …. Hell yeah!

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First All-Grain Batch

share   First all-grain batch on all my new equipment! Made a Bavarian Wheat beer, but went way outside of normal IBU range for the style… Used two different yeasts… Weihenstephan on one Carboy and Bavarian yeast on the other.

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5 Gallon Whiskey Cured Oak Barrels

share   So you want a 5 gallon whiskey cured oak barrel… http://tuthilltown.gostorego.com/barrels/whiskey-cured-5-gallon-oak-barrel-honeycomb.html

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All-Grain Brewing

share   Finally got another 15 gallon brew kettle and equipment to to all-grain batches! Got a March pump too! Everything came together on the same day! Thanks Northern Brewer!

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Brew Day!

share   Brew Day this weekend…  a Sin Bin Saison!  Since we have a few French guys on the team… I’m definitely getting the word “Frog” in the title somewhere!  Maybe I’ll just call it Froggy… or… “Grenouille… a Sin … Continue reading

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Rugger Rye Stout & 7evens KGC Stout

share   Rugger Rye is on tap on my new 5 Gallon Keg and CO2 system (drained the first CO2 tank in one day I think from lack of tightening down at the tank). I have some Kenyan Grand Cru … Continue reading

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Virginia Senate Bill SB604 will allow VA’s production breweries to sell pints to customers

share   There is a bill going in front of the the Virginia Senate tomorrow…SB604 that will allow VA’s production breweries to sell pints to customers on site. Contact your representative to show support of the bill! … link below: … Continue reading

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