Author Archives: RDub

Batch 149 – Hefeweizen – All Grain

As usual, spring leads to summer, and brewing falls by the wayside as yard work takes over.  It was July 4th weekend when I finally had a chance to brew again.  I decided to make one of my favorite beers … Continue reading

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Batch 148 – Konfrontational Kölsch – All Grain

Back to a more or less monthly brew schedule in April 2018, another batch of Kölsch seemed appropriate for the upcoming summer months.  This is another run using the same recipe as the previous two batches, only this time with … Continue reading

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Day 4 of European Vacation

Day four of our 2017 summer vacation saw us leaving Munich on a train to Plzeň (Pilsen) in the Czech Republic (Czechia). Pilsen is the birthplace of Pilsner beer. In the weeks prior to our trip, on my weekly Wednesday … Continue reading

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Batch 147 – All-Grain Dortmunder and Gelatin Fining

I had good intentions of brewing every month in 2018.  That lasted until February.  I ordered ingredients for making my Dortmunder export from More Beer! on February 13, 2018, but didn’t get around to making the batch for six more … Continue reading

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Batch 146 – Doppelbock – All Grain

I made an ambitious start to 2018 by brewing a batch two weeks after the previous batch!  I wanted to put up a Doppelbock in time for Starkbier season (Lent).  This recipe was a little different from the Doppelbock I … Continue reading

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Batch 145 – Hnedý Medveď Brown IPA – All Grain

This is another extract and grain recipe that I converted to all-grain.  I had not made this beer in a while (nearly four years!) and New Year’s Eve in 2017 seemed as good a time as any to turn it … Continue reading

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Batch 144 – Dampfbier (All-Grain)

Entering Fall of 2017, I had put up two batches of beer for the Oktoberwe’en party and had to decide about putting up a third batch to have on tap.  With only a couple weeks left before the party, I … Continue reading

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