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

Brown Ale - Palmer

Brown Ale - Palmer

by BeeBrew on 5/20/2018
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Northern English Brown Ale | 4.8 % ABV
Hop Sampler DME Ale

Hop Sampler DME Ale

by BeeBrew on 5/16/2018
Extract | 2 Gallon(s) | Unknown Style | 4.5 % ABV
IBU's = 24 with Hop stand calculation
WTXPA

WTXPA

by BeeBrew on 4/2/2018
All Grain | 4 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 4.6 % ABV
IBU predicted at 32 by Diversity Method. BU/GU 0.66
Grätzer Mann

Grätzer Mann

by BeeBrew on 12/3/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Unknown Style | 4.6 % ABV
21.8 IBU's with Hop stand
Golden Promise Ale with Medusa Hops

Golden Promise Ale with Medusa Hops

by BeeBrew on 11/21/2017
All Grain | 4.5 Gallon(s) | Standard/Ordinary Bitter | 3.9 % ABV
Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops

Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops

by BeeBrew on 9/25/2017
All Grain | 2.5 Gallon(s) | Standard/Ordinary Bitter | 3.8 % ABV
Texas Toast v.3.1

Texas Toast v.3.1

by BeeBrew on 9/22/2017
All Grain | 4.25 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 4.0 % ABV
Leftovers Ale - 2

Leftovers Ale - 2

by BeeBrew on 6/15/2017
All Grain | 4.5 Gallon(s) | Düsseldorf Altbier | 3.7 % ABV
Changed grain amounts and hops to what I need to use up. Lowered ABV a bit.
BBB-IPA

BBB-IPA

by BeeBrew on 1/31/2017
All Grain | 3.25 Gallon(s) | Unknown Style | 6.9 % ABV
Leftovers Ale

Leftovers Ale

by BeeBrew on 1/1/2017
All Grain | 3 Gallon(s) | Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) | 5.1 % ABV
Needed to use some opened hops. Base malt is 1 year old.
Pale Grits

Pale Grits

by BeeBrew on 12/17/2016
All Grain | 4 Gallon(s) | Cream Ale | 3.9 % ABV
Texas Toast v.3

Texas Toast v.3

by BeeBrew on 12/5/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 4.6 % ABV
Chinook IPA

Chinook IPA

by BeeBrew on 11/12/2016
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.0 % ABV
K Citra Session IPA

K Citra Session IPA

by BeeBrew on 11/12/2016
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 5.8 % ABV
Dead R IPA

Dead R IPA

by BeeBrew on 11/12/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.3 % ABV
ALT-er Ego 5 gallon

ALT-er Ego 5 gallon

by BeeBrew on 10/29/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Düsseldorf Altbier | 4.6 % ABV
Test batch scaled to 5.5 gallons, added Nugget bittering and substituted H. Mittelfruh for Spalt due to inventory.
Anytime Pale Ale

Anytime Pale Ale

by BeeBrew on 9/18/2016
All Grain | 2 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.0 % ABV
1 yr of Maris Otter, so lowered ppg to 32 from 38.
ALT-er Ego

ALT-er Ego

by BeeBrew on 8/20/2016
All Grain | 2.5 Gallon(s) | Düsseldorf Altbier | 4.3 % ABV
Otter Ale

Otter Ale

by BeeBrew on 6/29/2016
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American Amber Ale | 5.0 % ABV
Maris Otter base malt with Maris Otter home roasted grains
Texas Toast v.2

Texas Toast v.2

by BeeBrew on 4/22/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 4.5 % ABV
Modified the hop schedule and added some Biscuit malt per judges suggestion
Pied-billed Pale

Pied-billed Pale

by BeeBrew on 2/6/2016
All Grain | 5.33 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.2 % ABV
Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale v.2

Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale v.2

by BeeBrew on 2/1/2016
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.1 % ABV
Oven roasted the Rye malt dry at 350F for 20 minutes. Mash Hop adjustment yields 44 IBU's.
Port-o-storm v.2

Port-o-storm v.2

by BeeBrew on 1/29/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 5.2 % ABV
Brown Thrasher Ale

Brown Thrasher Ale

by BeeBrew on 1/19/2016
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Brown Ale | 5.7 % ABV
X-Brew MASH Hop 2

X-Brew MASH Hop 2

by BeeBrew on 1/14/2016
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 4.7 % ABV
22 IBU's (108 IBU's (60 min boil) x 20% Mash Hop utilization = 22 IBU's). Mash hopping gives a smooth bitterness and brings out more hop flavor and aroma.
Toasty IPA

Toasty IPA

by BeeBrew on 12/28/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.6 % ABV
Golden Prairie IPA v.2

Golden Prairie IPA v.2

by BeeBrew on 11/23/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.0 % ABV
Switched to Magnum bittering hops from Bravo
Texas Toast

Texas Toast

by BeeBrew on 10/22/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 4.3 % ABV
It Would Pale....Ale

It Would Pale....Ale

by BeeBrew on 10/12/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.4 % ABV
Mash hop addition calculated separately, overall IBU is 40.
Altbier

Altbier

by BeeBrew on 10/8/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | Düsseldorf Altbier | 5.2 % ABV
Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2

Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2

by BeeBrew on 9/28/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Cream Ale | 4.7 % ABV
A bit more hops
MASH Hopping Simcoe

MASH Hopping Simcoe

by BeeBrew on 9/20/2015
All Grain | 3.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.2 % ABV
Self Porter

Self Porter

by BeeBrew on 8/14/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Brown Porter | 5.2 % ABV
Texas Copperhead Amber Ale v.2

Texas Copperhead Amber Ale v.2

by BeeBrew on 7/14/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American Amber Ale | 5.2 % ABV
Wheat n Rye Ale

Wheat n Rye Ale

by BeeBrew on 6/2/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Unknown Style | 2.2 % ABV
Raspberry Wheat

Raspberry Wheat

by BeeBrew on 5/31/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American Wheat or Rye Beer | 4.9 % ABV
Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale

Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale

by BeeBrew on 5/31/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 4.5 % ABV
Oven roasted the Rye malt dry at 350F for 20 minutes. Mash Hop adjustment yields 44 IBU's.
Brown Pelican Brown Ale

Brown Pelican Brown Ale

by BeeBrew on 5/28/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Northern English Brown Ale | 5.0 % ABV
Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale

Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale

by BeeBrew on 5/11/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Cream Ale | 5.0 % ABV
IPA Hop Trial - Cluster

IPA Hop Trial - Cluster

by BeeBrew on 4/20/2015
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.4 % ABV
Brewed for a contest/hop trial, everyone brewed an IPA and was assigned a specific dual purpose hop for comparison
X-Brew MASH Hopping Test

X-Brew MASH Hopping Test

by BeeBrew on 3/10/2015
All Grain | 3.75 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.2 % ABV
Test of a Mash hop addition, no other hops added.
Golden Prairie IPA

Golden Prairie IPA

by BeeBrew on 2/20/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.2 % ABV
Oktober-ish

Oktober-ish

by BeeBrew on 2/13/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Oktoberfest/Marzen | 5.2 % ABV
Mini-mash of Port-o-storm

Mini-mash of Port-o-storm

by BeeBrew on 1/17/2015
All Grain + Extract | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 5.6 % ABV
Be-Irish Red

Be-Irish Red

by BeeBrew on 12/20/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Irish Red Ale | 5.1 % ABV
Brown Thrasher Coffee Stout

Brown Thrasher Coffee Stout

by BeeBrew on 11/27/2014
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American Stout | 5.9 % ABV
A Light Stout with flaked oats and barley and some coffee
Simcoe SMASH

Simcoe SMASH

by BeeBrew on 11/27/2014
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 4.3 % ABV
Single Malt, Single hop
Golden-throated IPA - All Grain BIAB

Golden-throated IPA - All Grain BIAB

by BeeBrew on 11/24/2014
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | English IPA | 5.9 % ABV
BIAG all grain version
Texas Copperhead Amber Ale

Texas Copperhead Amber Ale

by BeeBrew on 11/23/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American Amber Ale | 5.8 % ABV
Don't worry, it won't bite....features Pale Moon™ North American 2 Row base malt from Blacklands Malt in Texas.
Cu-29 Ale

Cu-29 Ale

by BeeBrew on 11/8/2014
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | American Amber Ale | 5.7 % ABV
Golden-throated IPA

Golden-throated IPA

by BeeBrew on 10/23/2014
Extract | 5 Gallon(s) | English IPA | 7.0 % ABV
Features El Dorado hops, my first experiment with this variety. Boil size is for 5 gallon kettle.
Port-o-storm

Port-o-storm

by BeeBrew on 10/9/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 5.0 % ABV
"A Porter to soothe the rough storms"
WTXPA

Brew Session: WTXPA

by BeeBrew on 5/18/2018
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Filled two 1.75 gallon kegs and two 12 oz bottles primed with 2 grams sucrose.
Chinook IPA

Brew Session: Chinook IPA

by BeeBrew on 3/12/2018
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Kegged 1.8 gallons, bottled the rest
Grätzer Mann

Brew Session: Grätzer Mann

by BeeBrew on 1/26/2018
 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.
Texas Toast v.3.1

Brew Session: Texas Toast v.3.1

by BeeBrew on 11/17/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Gravity finished high, maybe due to higher mash temp and amount of flaked wheat.
Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops

Brew Session: Golden Promise Single Malt Ale with Medusa Hops

by BeeBrew on 10/23/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Leftovers Ale - 2

Brew Session: Leftovers Ale - 2

by BeeBrew on 9/12/2017
 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.
Pale Grits

Brew Session: Pale Grits

by BeeBrew on 7/5/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
first time doing cereal Mash, used Quick Grits.
K Citra Session IPA

Brew Session: K Citra Session IPA

by BeeBrew on 3/27/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
BBB-IPA

Brew Session: BBB-IPA

by BeeBrew on 2/27/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Leftovers Ale

Brew Session: Leftovers Ale

by BeeBrew on 1/4/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
No sparge, just squeezed bag. May have resulted in lowering mash efficiency to 70%.
Anytime Pale Ale

Brew Session: Anytime Pale Ale

by BeeBrew on 12/6/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Used 1 yr old base malt. Lowered ppg to 32 from. 38.
Texas Toast v.2

Brew Session: Texas Toast v.2

by BeeBrew on 10/17/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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.
ALT-er Ego

Brew Session: ALT-er Ego

by BeeBrew on 9/13/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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.
Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2

Brew Session: Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale v.2

by BeeBrew on 5/12/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Accidentally used only 5.25 lbs of Maris Otter instead of 6.25 lbs, so OG was 6 pts low.
Pied-billed Pale

Brew Session: Pied-billed Pale

by BeeBrew on 4/15/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Efficiency was only 75%, so fnal volume was adjusted to 5.33 gal to hit target OG of 1.060
Cu-29 Ale

Brew Session: Cu-29 Ale

by BeeBrew on 3/3/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Pitched 5th generation Nottingham. Racked to secondary on 3-8-16. SG 1.011
Texas Toast

Brew Session: Texas Toast

by BeeBrew on 1/22/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Steeped 8 oz of Midnight Wheat at 150 for 30 minutes.
Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale

Brew Session: Arch-Rye-val Pale Ale

by BeeBrew on 12/23/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Racked to secondary 12/27/15. Beer was fairly cloudy, (Rye proteins?). SG was 1.015 and 2 jars of yeast were harvested.
It Would Pale....Ale

Brew Session: It Would Pale....Ale

by BeeBrew on 11/20/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Racked to secondary 11/25/15. SG 1.014
Altbier

Brew Session: Altbier

by BeeBrew on 10/9/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Efficiency was 80%
Port-o-storm

Brew Session: Port-o-storm

by BeeBrew on 8/26/2015
 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.
X-Brew MASH Hopping Test

Brew Session: X-Brew MASH Hopping Test

by BeeBrew on 8/5/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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!
Golden Prairie IPA

Brew Session: Golden Prairie IPA

by BeeBrew on 7/18/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Mashed at 152F for 60 min, pH of mash was a bit high at 6.0.
Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale

Brew Session: Buttermilk Racer Cream Ale

by BeeBrew on 6/1/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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 60F 6/8/15 Set freezer at 59F, Carboy is at 56F 6/14/15 Bottled, very clear. FG 1.009 (corr.)
IPA Hop Trial - Cluster

Brew Session: IPA Hop Trial - Cluster

by BeeBrew on 4/29/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Racked to secondary on 5/6/15
Texas Copperhead Amber Ale

Brew Session: Texas Copperhead Amber Ale

by BeeBrew on 4/6/2015
 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.
Be-Irish Red

Brew Session: Be-Irish Red

by BeeBrew on 2/2/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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.
Mini-mash of Port-o-storm

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

by BeeBrew on 1/19/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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.
Simcoe SMASH

Brew Session: Simcoe SMASH

by BeeBrew on 12/17/2014
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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.
Golden-throated IPA

Brew Session: Golden-throated IPA

by BeeBrew on 11/3/2014
 Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
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 calculation of 1.071. I may not have mixed the top off water into the wort sufficiently before sampling and drew a denser wort sample from the bottom with the wine thief; this could explain high OG reading. Wort color was on target and tasted balanced, with a nice bitterness to finish. Active airlock started 26 hours after pitching. Airlock quiet after 48hrs of very active bubbling. SG on 11/10/14 was 1.022 when racked to secondary. Airlock bubble still at 1 per minute 5 days after racking to carboy. Te
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