If you’re going to cook, you have to know the basics. Cooking with beer is no different. For that reason, I wanted to share with you the most basic beer related recipe there is: beer and bratwursts. (more…)
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One of my favorite hobbies, besides beer, is cooking. I’ve always been a decent cook but have never had any formal training. Occasionally I like to whip up my own recipes and that’s what I have for you today. This was stolen partially from a TV program and I believe the recipe came from Rock Bottom in Denver, but I can’t be sure. Anyways, here it is, Brown Ale Chicken. (more…)
The time has come to clean out the mess known as the den closet. This is where the wife and I tossed various things that had specific place when we first moved in 3 years ago. Little has changed since then, but we have new bookcases so that means we have a place for books and such. OK, so the bookcases are about a year old, but this is beside the point, it was time to dive in the closet and see what I could find. (more…)
Opened my last scotch ale today. I bottled it during a time in my life when I didn’t feel like labeling the beers I’d brewed, so it was a surprise. I brewed it January, 2007. I tried adding a little peat-smoked malt to the malt bill. It caused me a lot of distress. When I tried the finished wart, it tasted like liquid smoke – that stuff you put in barbeque marinades. I almost just dumped out the entire beer, but I didn’t. When I bottled it a month later, it was still smokey, and I didn’t think it would ever be any good… but by the end of the ski season, I started really enjoying the things. In my notes (which I try to keep on each beer) I first wrote that I should use 1/8 lb of peat smoked malt, instead of the 1/2 lb that I used, but as time passed, I’ve come up to a new hypothesis. 1/2 pound of peat smoked malt (for a 5 gallon batch) is perfectly reasonable… but you better be willing to wait for a long time before you drink it. So here’s my recipe: (more…)
Welcome everyone! What better way to start off a blog about craft brewing and homebrewing than to share a recipe I tried a couple months back. The recipe is for a Wheat Porter and is based on Dick’s Elixir Wheat Porter from Radical Brewing(a book I strongly recommend for any homebrewer). The book provided an all-grain recipe, but since I have an extract setup, I created my own recipe using the Dick’s Elixir as a guide.