Author Archives: RDub

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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Batch 143 – Oktoberfest Märzen (all-grain)

A month after brewing the latest batch of Festbier, it was well past time to brew my Oktoberfest Märzen for Oktoberwe’en .  Just like the previous batch, this recipe included the following ingredients purchased at the local homebrew store: 9.5 … Continue reading

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Batch 142 – Festbier (all-grain)

After our return from vacation in Europe, it was time to turn my attention back to brewing for our upcoming Oktoberwe-en party.  I went with the tried and true recipes for Festbier that I have made the last few years. … Continue reading

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