Author Archives: RDub

Batch 155 – Konfrontational Kölsch (all grain)

Having the Rauchbier through primary fermentation, it was time to get its successor beer made.  What would be perfect to have ready over the summer?  My Konfrontational Kölsch! I made a slight adjustment to my recipe since I found that … Continue reading

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O’ zapft is! (2019 – Annual Oktoberfest Post)

I’m ready to go back.  It has been nine years.  Maybe next year?  Who is with me?!! source:  https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/09/oktoberfest-2018-photos-from-the-opening-weekend/571099/ Source:  https://www.merkur.de/lokales/muenchen/oktoberfest/muenchen-oktoberfest-2018-schuetzenfestzelt-wiesn-bedienungen-lieben-ihren-knochenjob-nicht-nur-wegen-trinkgeldes-10300491.html  

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Batch 154 – Rauchbier (all-grain)

I had purchased the ingredients at the local homebrew store, intending to brew this batch of Rauchbier over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018.  Lots of interruptions intruded and the batch was delayed for six months.  Plans to have a nice, smoked … Continue reading

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The Ireland and England Trip

I have yet to complete my beer narrative from my European vacation in the summer of 2017 (which I don’t know if I will ever get around to finishing), and it is much more daunting a task to write about … Continue reading

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Batch 153 – Hefeweizen – All Grain

I brewed another batch of Hefeweizen on September 1, 2018 to tide me over until the Festbier, Oktoberfest, and Tmavý Ležák would be ready in October. The ingredients were purchased from Atlantic Brew Supply and included: 5.0 pounds of Pilsner … Continue reading

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Batch 152 – Tmavý Ležák (Czech Dark Lager) – All Grain

This was my second attempt at making a Czech Dark lager, with things going much more smoothly than the first time. Because of the great experience I had with Atlantic Homebrew Supply when I ordered the ingredients for the Festbier, … Continue reading

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Batch 151 – Oktoberfest Märzen – All Grain

About two weeks after brewing the latest batch of Festbier, the next batch up to brew was my Oktoberfest Märzen.  The recipe was consistent with the previous batch though with some slight adjustments because of hop and yeast availability, and … Continue reading

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