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NabilMish

2/25/2014
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Belgian Blonde

Belgian Blonde

by NabilMish on 6/12/2018
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Pale Ale | 5.2 % ABV
Ingredients per Ames Home Brewers League. Decoction mash and slow boil (on kitchen stove because it was raining)
Vienna Lager

Vienna Lager

by NabilMish on 5/25/2018
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Vienna Lager | 5.2 % ABV
Decoction and overnight mash make this much more efficient.
ESB

ESB

by NabilMish on 3/18/2018
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) | 5.3 % ABV
Based on a variety of recipes I found online (including https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/english-pale-ale-esb-by-aha-members-brew-gentlemen-brewing-co/ and http://www.fermentarium.com/homebrewing/brewing-beer/how-to-make-an-esb-extra-specialstrong-bitter/ , among others). Using some of my home (central Iowa)-grown hops for the Cascade and some of the Fuggles, so the IBUs are a total guess... Substituting Northern Brewer (which I have on hand) for British Challenger hops.
Epiphany Tripel

Epiphany Tripel

by NabilMish on 12/3/2017
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Tripel | 8.2 % ABV
Adapted from Brew Like a Monk, Stan Hieronymus, 2005, page 238, but using yeast and hops that I already have on hand.
Scott-ish Ale with Homegrown Cascade

Scott-ish Ale with Homegrown Cascade

by NabilMish on 8/25/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Scottish Export 80/- | 5.6 % ABV
Based on my (and other) Scottish ale, but using home-grown Cascade hops and the malt that I have on hand. I actually used 5 oz of my homegrown hops per oz in the recipe. I totally guessed on the AA content of the hops.
Clone Of Irish Red

Clone Of Irish Red

by NabilMish on 8/11/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Irish Red Ale | 5.6 % ABV
Yet Another Centennial Ale

Yet Another Centennial Ale

by NabilMish on 7/27/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 6.3 % ABV
Won a big pack of Centennial hops in a drawing - but don't like super hoppy beers...
1889 Foreign Extra Stout

1889 Foreign Extra Stout

by NabilMish on 6/22/2017
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Foreign Extra Stout | 7.0 % ABV
Based on a recipe in Brew Your Own magazine, September 2016
Maibock

Maibock

by NabilMish on 5/29/2017
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Maibock/Helles Bock | 7.3 % ABV
Basic Tripel

Basic Tripel

by NabilMish on 5/19/2017
All Grain | 6 Gallon(s) | Belgian Tripel | 8.3 % ABV
Basic Tripel recipe - single malt, two hops.
Clone Of Berliner Weisse

Clone Of Berliner Weisse

by NabilMish on 2/25/2017
All Grain | 6 Gallon(s) | Berliner Weisse | 4.3 % ABV
Munich Helles - German Pils

Munich Helles - German Pils

by NabilMish on 2/17/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | German Pilsner (Pils) | 6.9 % ABV
Based on http://www.brewersfriend.com/2010/08/29/german-lager-recipe-all-grain/ Didn't have CaraPils, so I replaced it with .5# pilsner and did a decoction mash. Got the wrong hops and didn't check the AA before I used them, so it'll be way too hoppy for a Helles - but should be good anyway...
My Alt

My Alt

by NabilMish on 2/5/2017
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Northern German Altbier | 5.1 % ABV
Clone Of Scottish Ale

Clone Of Scottish Ale

by NabilMish on 10/22/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Scottish Export 80/- | 5.7 % ABV
Did a single addition of hops and a longer boil per "Designing Great Beers" (by Ray Daniels)
Basic Brown Ale

Basic Brown Ale

by NabilMish on 9/20/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | American Brown Ale | 6.1 % ABV
A basic brown ale - Not the standard malt bill, but I bought some brown malt and Golding hops and decided to try it! Part of my idea was to make a brown ale as basically as possible - maybe the way some of the earliest beers would have been made...
Raspberry Hefeweizen

Raspberry Hefeweizen

by NabilMish on 6/25/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Weizen/Weissbier | 6.0 % ABV
Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse

by NabilMish on 4/13/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Berliner Weisse | 5.4 % ABV
Based on http://www.hazardhomebrewing.org/2013/03/25/how-to-sour-mash/ and http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=november-21-2014-sour-wort-berliner-weisse (and others...)
Blue Moon Clone

Blue Moon Clone

by NabilMish on 4/13/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Witbier | 5.9 % ABV
From http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=65328
Clone Of Molasses Porter

Clone Of Molasses Porter

by NabilMish on 4/1/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 6.7 % ABV
Basically the same as my Molasses Porter recipe but with slightly different hops (slightly more bittering). Adjusted the efficiency after brewing to match the OG of this batch.
Clone Of Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Clone Of Belgian Dark Strong Ale

by NabilMish on 2/6/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Dark Strong Ale | 8.6 % ABV
Modified technique and decided to add full amount of sugar immediately (home-made Candi sugar - see https://joshthebrewmaster.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/how-to-make-belgian-candi-sugar/)
Coffee Stout

Coffee Stout

by NabilMish on 12/11/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 5.5 % ABV
Scottish Ale

Scottish Ale

by NabilMish on 11/11/2015
All Grain | 6 Gallon(s) | Scottish Export 80/- | 4.8 % ABV
Based on https://www.jaysbrewing.com/2012/08/01/a-must-make-scottish-beer/
Mothers Day Imperial Stout and a Half

Mothers Day Imperial Stout and a Half

by NabilMish on 9/30/2015
All Grain | 5.75 Gallon(s) | Russian Imperial Stout | 10.0 % ABV
The MDIS was so good that I wanted to do it again, but I had a lot of problems trying to sparge over 22# of grain in a 5 gallon cooler lauter tun. So I decided to use a different technique (from "Radical Brewing", by Randy Mosher) in which I mash half the grain, lauter 4 gallons of it, and mash the other half in that. I'll then add 2# of 2-row, mash that, and make a lower-gravity stout.
Pseudo Saison

Pseudo Saison

by NabilMish on 8/26/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Saison | 6.5 % ABV
I'm calling it a "Pseudo Saison" because I'm using the Ardennes yeast rather than a Saison yeast. I think my efficiency was so high because I started the mash on Friday evening and sparged Saturday morning - over a 12 hour mash.
Espresso Stout

Espresso Stout

by NabilMish on 7/16/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 5.5 % ABV
Oktoberfest Marzen - from March-April 2015 BYO Magazine

Oktoberfest Marzen - from March-April 2015 BYO Magazine

by NabilMish on 4/23/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Oktoberfest/Marzen | 6.6 % ABV
This is from the March-April 2015 BYO magazine. It describes using 5.5 gal for the mash-in but my lauter tun (cooler) is only 5 gal, so I'll just be using 4 gallons (which barely fits with the grain!)
SWMBO Slayer

SWMBO Slayer

by NabilMish on 3/21/2015
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Blond Ale | 6.2 % ABV
From http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/swmbo-slayer-belgian-blonde-26599/
Slanting Annies Chocolate Porter - Papazian

Slanting Annies Chocolate Porter - Papazian

by NabilMish on 2/22/2015
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Baltic Porter | 7.8 % ABV
From The Home Brewer's Companion 1994 edition (changed from extract to all grain)
Irish Red

Irish Red

by NabilMish on 2/5/2015
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Irish Red Ale | 5.7 % ABV
Jah Mon Doppelbock - Papazian HBC

Jah Mon Doppelbock - Papazian HBC

by NabilMish on 1/16/2015
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | Doppelbock | 8.8 % ABV
Actual FG ~1.013
Raspberry Hefeweizen with Decoction

Raspberry Hefeweizen with Decoction

by NabilMish on 1/2/2015
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Weizen/Weissbier | 5.9 % ABV
Cloned my "Sunday Went-to-Church Hefeweizen". Did decoction mash (which greatly increased efficiency) and will add 3# frozen raspberries in secondary. (Will update sugar content of raspberries in a week or so when I add them and measure it.)
Sunday Went-to-Church Hefeweizen

Sunday Went-to-Church Hefeweizen

by NabilMish on 12/9/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Weizen/Weissbier | 5.1 % ABV
Mash in 0.75 qt. / lb. before going to church (126 deg. F), raise temp by infusion when I'm home ~3 hours later.
Molasses Porter

Molasses Porter

by NabilMish on 10/13/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 7.4 % ABV
Made in Aug. 2013 with 3.3# each amber and dark LME. It turned out great so I wanted to try with all-grain. Substituted 9# 2-row for the 6.6# LME. Decided not to add any other dark grain to make up for the amber and dark LME.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Belgian Dark Strong Ale

by NabilMish on 9/26/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Dark Strong Ale | 9.6 % ABV
My mash/lauter tun is only 5 gal, so there's not room to infuse up to the desired temps - so I'll have to direct heat and cover for mashing, then scoop into my lauter tun for sparging.
Happy Birthday Irish Stout

Happy Birthday Irish Stout

by NabilMish on 9/19/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Dry Stout | 5.3 % ABV
Made around my daughter's 21st birthday - because she likes Guinness.
Clone Of AG Pale Ale - Fresh Hop Cones

Clone Of AG Pale Ale - Fresh Hop Cones

by NabilMish on 8/31/2014
All Grain | 6 Gallon(s) | Blonde Ale | 6.3 % ABV
Helped harvest some Cascade hops, and got some to use for aroma / flavor. Don't have any Munich malt handy so I'll use Vienna instead. Using a modified "Hochkurz" decoction (from http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Decoction_Mashing)
mOcKtoberfest Ale

mOcKtoberfest Ale

by NabilMish on 7/5/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Oktoberfest/Marzen | 6.2 % ABV
Oktoberfest type recipe with ale yeast. Blend of several online recipes
California Common From Yooper Recipe

California Common From Yooper Recipe

by NabilMish on 5/23/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | California Common Beer | 6.4 % ABV
From http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/california-common-anchor-steam-clone-extract-ag-54301/ but with different yeast
Mothers Day Imperial Stout

Mothers Day Imperial Stout

by NabilMish on 5/6/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Russian Imperial Stout | 11.5 % ABV
Brewed May 10 2014. I learned to never use a decoction mash with oatmeal - I ended up with a torturously slow sparge that took hours. It was an extremely long day.
Belg. Pale Ale

Belg. Pale Ale

by NabilMish on 4/28/2014
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Pale Ale | 7.5 % ABV
(Planning...)
Rain Barrel Pils

Rain Barrel Pils

by NabilMish on 4/28/2014
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Bohemian Pilsener | 5.2 % ABV
Using 50% rain water, 50% Ames IA tap water (9.5 pH)
AG Pale Ale

AG Pale Ale

by NabilMish on 3/1/2014
All Grain | 6 Gallon(s) | Blonde Ale | 7.0 % ABV
Tasty! Good mouth feel.
Berliner Weisse

Brew Session: Berliner Weisse

by NabilMish on 5/30/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Did a 24 hour mash Wednesday-Thursday evenings, added ~13 oz grain after cooling and put plastic wrap on surface of wort, then press & seal around edges of lid. Kept in cooler of water with aquarium heater. Temp stabilized at 94.2 degrees F. Monday I added the first hops, brought it up to a boil, added the second hops, boiled for 15 minutes, chilled and added the yeast.
Blue Moon Clone

Brew Session: Blue Moon Clone

by NabilMish on 4/23/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Did an overnight mash @ 158 deg F. (Probably should have started at 154, but...)
Irish Red

Brew Session: Irish Red

by NabilMish on 2/7/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Raspberry Hefeweizen with Decoction

Brew Session: Raspberry Hefeweizen with Decoction

by NabilMish on 1/2/2015
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Sunday Went-to-Church Hefeweizen

Brew Session: Sunday Went-to-Church Hefeweizen

by NabilMish on 12/14/2014
 Fermentation  Conditioning
8:15 am. - Pre-heated mash tun, mashed in with 7.5 qt of 126 degree water. Over target mash-in temp. (Next time I won't pre-heat the cooler.) 119 degrees. Mashed in, had breakfast and went to church. 11:55 - Mash temp still ~114 degrees. Added 4.5 qt. boiling water, temp ~148 degrees F. ~12:40 - Added 1 gal boiling water -> 160 deg. F. 1:30 - Begin sparge 3:15 - End sparge. 4:05 - Begin boil. 5:15 - Begin chilling. 7 oz sucrose in 2 cups water
Molasses Porter

Brew Session: Molasses Porter

by NabilMish on 11/22/2014
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Taking FOREVER to finish fermenting at the cool temperature of my basement! Racked to "tertiary" January 17, after being in secondary for almost 3 months. Haven't bottled yet because there are still a fair number of bubbles coming up and occasional bubbles out of the airlock - although the gravity hasn't perceptibly changed in the past couple of weeks. It's still 1.040, which is way higher than predicted...
Rain Barrel Pils

Brew Session: Rain Barrel Pils

by NabilMish on 8/2/2014
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Fermented at 45 degrees for about 2 weeks, then gradually dropped the temp down to ~34. Bottled with 3.5 oz sugar.
mOcKtoberfest Ale

Brew Session: mOcKtoberfest Ale

by NabilMish on 7/12/2014
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Water was approx. 128 degrees F before mash in, went to ~124 degrees. After ~25 minutes pulled approx. 2.25 gal of grain with some liquid for a decoction. Raised the temp to approx. 163 degrees, removed heat and waited ~25 minutes. Temp at that point was approx. 157 degrees. Heated to a boil, boiled ~15 minutes, added back to main mash. After adding decoction to main mash, temp was still only ~152 degrees. (I may have added it too slowly.) Infused with boiling water to ~159 degrees. After waiting ~1 hour I began sparging but had an equipment failure. Took everything out of the cooler, cleaned it up and put it back together. Eventually finished sparging over an hour later. Actual O.G. was approx. 1.061. The decoction mash may have increased the efficiency.
Mothers Day Imperial Stout

Brew Session: Mothers Day Imperial Stout

by NabilMish on 5/12/2014
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Couldn't fit all 22 lb of grain into my 5 gal cooler, so I split it 50-50 with my brew kettle for the mash. Mashed in ~1 qt / lb at about 122 degrees for 20 min, then pulled about half the mash from the cooler for a decoction mash. Brought it up to about 158 degrees, held it ~20 minutes, then boiled it for 15 minutes and added it back in - but it seemed way too hot, so I mixed in some of the mash from the boil pot to cool it and be sure the enzymes weren't denatured. Then it was too cool, so did another decoction. Got the cooler to about 154 degrees, then direct heated the pot and brought it up to about 152 degrees. Let both sit for ~1 hour, then put the contents of the kettle into the cooler and attempted to sparge - but I think because of the rolled oats and rolled barley, the sparge was stuck. Eventually I just went with it, had a very long sparge, and finally got about 6 1/2 gallons. Boiled ~1 1/2 hours (after a boil-over at the point of boiling) and got about 5.5 gal of good wort
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