BeeBrew

BeeBrew

BeeBrew

Member Since 10/8/2014
59 Recipes Created
37 Brew Sessions Created

Started brewing in 2014 with a Father's Day gift of a home brew kit. BIAB all grain brewer.

New Recipe

Date Added Name
7/2/2019 Smokey Oak Amber Ale Smokey Oak Amber Ale
5/30/2019 Use it up Ale Use it up Ale
4/18/2019 Solo Artist Ale - East Kent Goldings - All Grain version Solo Artist Ale - East Kent Goldings - All Grain version
3/22/2019 Texas Rye Toast 5 gallon Texas Rye Toast 5 gallon
1/25/2019 Texas Rye Toast 2 gallon Texas Rye Toast 2 gallon
1/16/2019 ExpAle ExpAle
11/3/2018 Amber Ale from Re-purposed Recipe Amber Ale from Re-purposed Recipe
5/20/2018 Brown Ale - Palmer Brown Ale - Palmer
5/16/2018 Solo Artist Ale - East Kent Goldings and DME Solo Artist Ale - East Kent Goldings and DME
4/2/2018 WTXPA WTXPA
12/3/2017 Grätzer Mann Grätzer Mann
11/21/2017 Golden Promise Ale with Medusa Hops Golden Promise Ale with Medusa Hops
9/25/2017 Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops
9/22/2017 Texas Toast v.3.1 Texas Toast v.3.1
6/15/2017 Leftovers Ale - 2 Leftovers Ale - 2
1/31/2017 BBB-IPA BBB-IPA
1/1/2017 Leftovers Ale Leftovers Ale
12/17/2016 Pale Grits Pale Grits
12/5/2016 Texas Toast v.3 Texas Toast v.3
11/12/2016 Chinook IPA Chinook IPA
11/12/2016 K Citra Session IPA K Citra Session IPA
11/12/2016 Dead R IPA Dead R IPA
10/29/2016 ALT-er Ego 5 gallon ALT-er Ego 5 gallon
9/18/2016 Anytime Pale Ale Anytime Pale Ale
8/20/2016 ALT-er Ego ALT-er Ego
6/29/2016 Otter Ale Otter Ale
4/22/2016 Texas Toast v.2 Texas Toast v.2
2/6/2016 Pied-billed Pale Pied-billed Pale
2/1/2016 Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale v.2 Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale v.2
1/29/2016 Port-o-storm v.2 Port-o-storm v.2
1/19/2016 Brown Thrasher Ale Brown Thrasher Ale
1/14/2016 X-Brew MASH Hop 2 X-Brew MASH Hop 2
12/28/2015 Toasty IPA Toasty IPA
11/23/2015 Golden Prairie IPA v.2 Golden Prairie IPA v.2
10/22/2015 Texas Toast Texas Toast
10/12/2015 It Would Pale....Ale It Would Pale....Ale
10/8/2015 Altbier Altbier
9/28/2015 Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2 Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2
9/20/2015 MASH Hopping Simcoe MASH Hopping Simcoe
8/14/2015 Self Porter Self Porter
7/14/2015 Texas Copperhead Amber Ale v.2 Texas Copperhead Amber Ale v.2
6/2/2015 Wheat n Rye Ale Wheat n Rye Ale
5/31/2015 Raspberry Wheat Raspberry Wheat
5/31/2015 Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale
5/28/2015 Brown Pelican Brown Ale Brown Pelican Brown Ale
5/11/2015 Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale
4/20/2015 IPA Hop Trial - Cluster IPA Hop Trial - Cluster
3/10/2015 X-Brew MASH Hopping Test X-Brew MASH Hopping Test
2/20/2015 Golden Prairie IPA Golden Prairie IPA
2/13/2015 Oktober-ish Oktober-ish
1/17/2015 Mini-mash of Port-o-storm Mini-mash of Port-o-storm
12/20/2014 Be-Irish Red Be-Irish Red
11/27/2014 Brown Thrasher Coffee Stout Brown Thrasher Coffee Stout
11/27/2014 Simcoe SMASH Simcoe SMASH
11/24/2014 Golden-throated IPA - All Grain BIAB Golden-throated IPA - All Grain BIAB
11/23/2014 Texas Copperhead Amber Ale Texas Copperhead Amber Ale
11/8/2014 Cu-29 Ale Cu-29 Ale
10/23/2014 Golden-throated IPA Golden-throated IPA
10/9/2014 Port-o-storm Port-o-storm
Date Added Name

Brew Session: ExpAle

BeeBrew 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Use it up Ale

BeeBrew 6/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Texas Rye Toast 2 gallon

BeeBrew 2/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

OG was only 1.034, very low implying only 56% efficiency, but mash was complete based on iodine test. Was the Rye malt not properly crushed?

Brew Session: Amber Ale from Re-purposed Recipe

BeeBrew 12/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Forgot to add Irish Moss

Brew Session: Brown Ale - Palmer

BeeBrew 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Solo Artist Ale - East Kent Goldings and DME

BeeBrew 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Kegged 1 gallon and filled 10 - 12oz bottles. FG was lower than predicted.

Brew Session: Grätzer Mann

BeeBrew 7/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brewed in the heat. 92 deg. with cousin Larry

Brew Session: WTXPA

BeeBrew 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Filled two 1.75 gallon kegs and two 12 oz bottles primed with 2 grams sucrose.

Brew Session: Chinook IPA

BeeBrew 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Kegged 1.8 gallons, bottled the rest

Brew Session: Grätzer Mann

BeeBrew 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Step mash per Gratzer recipe. Finished with lower FG that expected. Aroma at bottling was slightly smoky, sample tasted smooth, smoke flavor and hops well balanced.

Brew Session: Texas Toast v.3.1

BeeBrew 11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Gravity finished high, maybe due to higher mash temp and amount of flaked wheat.

Brew Session: Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops

BeeBrew 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Leftovers Ale - 2

BeeBrew 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Had 77% as predicted, had 4.3 gal post boil, so added 0.5 gallons due to initial Brix to SG calculation error. Over-diluted and resulting OG was 1.037.

Brew Session: Pale Grits

BeeBrew 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

first time doing cereal Mash, used Quick Grits.

Brew Session: K Citra Session IPA

BeeBrew 3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: BBB-IPA

BeeBrew 2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Leftovers Ale

BeeBrew 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

No sparge, just squeezed bag. May have resulted in lowering mash efficiency to 70%.

Brew Session: Anytime Pale Ale

BeeBrew 12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Used 1 yr old base malt. Lowered ppg to 32 from. 38.

Brew Session: Texas Toast v.2

BeeBrew 10/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

FG was 1.014. Higher than expected. Either the 8th generation Nottingham yeast harvest is losing its ability to finish lower or there was a higher degree of nonfermentable sugars.

Brew Session: ALT-er Ego

BeeBrew 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Split into two fermenters, about 0.9 gal each. Added 0.15 oz Spalt hop tea to one and will dry hop the other with like amount after primary is complete. At bottling time, the hop tea and the dry hop seemed to have equivalent hop aroma and flavor.

Brew Session: Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2

BeeBrew 5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Accidentally used only 5.25 lbs of Maris Otter instead of 6.25 lbs, so OG was 6 pts low.

Brew Session: Pied-billed Pale

BeeBrew 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Efficiency was only 75%, so fnal volume was adjusted to 5.33 gal to hit target OG of 1.060

Brew Session: Cu-29 Ale

BeeBrew 3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Pitched 5th generation Nottingham. Racked to secondary on 3-8-16. SG 1.011

Brew Session: Texas Toast

BeeBrew 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Steeped 8 oz of Midnight Wheat at 150 for 30 minutes.

Brew Session: Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale

BeeBrew 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Racked to secondary 12/27/15. Beer was fairly cloudy, (Rye proteins?). SG was 1.015 and 2 jars of yeast were harvested.

Brew Session: It Would Pale....Ale

BeeBrew 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Racked to secondary 11/25/15. SG 1.014

Brew Session: Altbier

BeeBrew 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Efficiency was 80%

Brew Session: Port-o-storm

BeeBrew 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

OG was 13.7 Brix, 13.2 Plato or 1.053 SG. Flame-out hops added late by mistake, wort was 112 F. Pitched harvested yeast, strong airlock activity after ~6 hrs. Racked to secondary on 9/2/15. Gravity was 1.018, FG at bottling time was 1.016, so gravity dropped two points during conditioning.

Brew Session: X-Brew MASH Hopping Test

BeeBrew 8/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Testing Mash-only hop addition. Mashed 1oz Chinook and 1 oz Citra with grain inside BIAB bag for 90 minutes at 155F. Mash efficiency was 80%, this was first time using my own grain mill!

Brew Session: Golden Prairie IPA

BeeBrew 7/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Mashed at 152F for 60 min, pH of mash was a bit high at 6.0.

Brew Session: Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale

BeeBrew 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Oops, forgot to add the cinnamon to the mash.6/4/15 No activity after 67 hrs, realized freezer was too cold (58F) due to placement of thermostat sensor. Moved sensor and raised to 70F and rocked fermenter, active airlock by 9am.6/7/15 Racked to secondary, very clear. Set freezer to 60F6/8/15 Set freezer at 59F, Carboy is at 56F6/14/15 Bottled, very clear. FG 1.009 (corr.)

Brew Session: IPA Hop Trial - Cluster

BeeBrew 4/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Racked to secondary on 5/6/15

Brew Session: Texas Copperhead Amber Ale

BeeBrew 4/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Mashed with 5 gal at 152 for 60 minutes and sparged with 2 gal at 170 for 10 min. Pre-boil OG indicated 81% efficiency, better than expected, so I was slightly above my original OG target of 1.050 for 5.25 gal, so topped off fermenter with 1/2 gallon to 5.5 gal resulting in an OG of 1.055.

Brew Session: Be-Irish Red

BeeBrew 2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Water - Used 5 gal Cartwright Springs, 1 gal Samantha Springs and 4 gm baking soda. Alkalinity was ~110. Observed that some of the Rye grain remained un-crushed, tried to crush with rolling pin as best as possible. BIAB mash temp. was 155deg after 70 min in an insulated kettle.

Brew Session: Mini-mash of Port-o-storm

BeeBrew 1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

BIAB method. Mash-in 7.25 lbs grain at 50 deg. with 6.8 gal at 157deg. Mash at 152deg. for 60min. Final temp was 152deg. 1/25/15 Had 1" compact yeast trub in primary. Beer was clear, good color. Dry hopped in carboy.

Brew Session: Simcoe SMASH

BeeBrew 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Initial gravity in fermenter was 1.026, added 1 lb cane sugar on 12/19/14. Dry hopped 1 oz leaf Simcoe About 1/2 of the leaf hops were still floating in carboy. Auto-siphon open slot acted as barrier for larger leaf pieces, only a small amount of small hop particles made it to bottling bucket and bottles were filled free of hop debris. Hop aroma was very strong during bottling.

Brew Session: Golden-throated IPA

BeeBrew 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Steeped specialty grains in 2 gallons spring water at 140-150F for 30 minutes and rinsed grain bag over strainer with 1 gal at 160 deg. (Later I soaked some of the "spent" grains in hot water and had no further extraction of color). Mixed in 7 lbs Light LME and 2 lbs of DME, 4 gallon boil volume. Added hops per recipe. Cool down from 212 to 95F via immersion chiller in 30 minutes, added 2 gallons 40F spring water to fermenter, pitching temp at 73F. Post boil OG of 1.076 was above recipe ...

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