Category Archives: All-grain Brewing

A category dedicated to all-grain batches of beer I have brewed.

Batch 169 – Sussex Ale / Best Bitter (All-Grain) and the Perils of Internet Ordering (Extra Long Post)

So with the Dunkelweizen fermenting away, my thoughts turned to the next batch.  With a Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I thought it might be a good time to make another batch of beer over the holiday weekend. I was mostly … Continue reading

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Batch 168 – Dunkelweizen (All-Grain)

The funny thing about my brewing schedule over the years is that I tend to brew a lot in the summer, particularly in May, July, and August – especially since I first started brewing all-grain batches in September 2014.  I … Continue reading

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Batch 167 – Vienna Lager (All Grain)

Last year as the end of August approached, I decided to try a few new beer styles I had not made before, rather than re-doing one of the many other previous styles I have brewed over the years.  Because of … Continue reading

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Batch 166 – Festbier (All-Grain)

With my Hefeweizen on tap and my Kölsch a week away from being kegged, it was time to prepare for what would usually be my favorite time of year – OKTOBERFEST!! Unfortunately, this year due to the Wuhan Flu, there … Continue reading

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Batch 165 – Hefeweizen

Hooray!!  My 165th batch of homebrew and my 50th all-grain batch!!  My 165th batch was actually finished before batch 164 (my Kölsch).  Since the Kölsch wouldn’t be ready for July 4th as I originally planned, I had to decide ‘what do … Continue reading

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Batch 164 – Konfrontational Kölsch (all grain)

Continuing on with the warm weather beers, I was eager to get back to making the consistently best style I have made since I started exclusively all-grain brewing back with the Rauchbier I made back in September 2014 (Batch 114) … Continue reading

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Kegerator Woes

As I will discuss in my upcoming post about the current batch of Kölsch, my kegerator, which I have been using mostly as a primary fermentation vessel rather than using it to serve beer, had its compressor (I think) crap … Continue reading

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Batch 163 – Czech Saaz Pilsner (All-Grain)

Czech Pilsner – batch 163 of my home-brewery! Continue reading

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Batch 162 – Maibock (All-Grain)

Another beer which sounded good to have on hand as the weather starts to warm this spring and to drink on the deck on the still cool-spring evenings in May is a Maibock.  It had been just over five years … Continue reading

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Batch 161 – Dortmunder (All-Grain)

As the new year begins, I start planning for the beers to drink once the weather starts warming up in the spring.  I usually begin yard work at the beginning of April (though as of this writing it is mid-March … Continue reading

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