Tuesday, November 20, 2012

5 Rules You Can't Ignore to Improve Homebrewed Beer

This post will explore the top 5 ways to improve your homebrew beer. As time goes by and my homebrews slowly improve I have tried to reflect on what I have changed in order to increase the quality of my homebrewed beer. As I have moved from extract brewing to all grain homebrewing I have noticed a benefit to brewing in certain ways that retain the quality of my beers over time, aswell as improving beer flavor too. These are my top 5 brewing changes for overall improvement: 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cascadian Dark IPA 1.25 Gallon Extract Batch

Cascadian Dark IPA 1.25 Gallon Extract Batch

Cascadian dark ale prior to bottling.

For this session I brewed a cascadian dark ale, using the second version of a homemade diy hopback. You may have seen a few of my other diy hopback designs, but this one proves the simplest and least expensive. The jars I use as hopbacks are sold to wineries to determine the malic acid levels in wine before, during and after malolactic fermentation. They are known as gas chromatography jars, below is an image of one aswell as the recipe for this cascadian dark ipa:

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