Category: Brett’s Beer Company

Chocolate Stout and Pumpkin Beer- Batches 47 and 48

Sparging my chocolate stout

Saturday was a big day for me.  Not only did I bottle my Weizen, but I also brewed two batches of beer with help from my friend Rob! So, we started with the Chocolate Stout.  Here is the recipe I followed (based off of Rogue’s Chocolate Stout): 1.5lb two row 7lbs liquid extract .5lbs 120L …

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Bottled my Weizen- Batch 46

Transferring beer into bottling bucket

Had a big beer day yesterday.  Finally got around to bottling my wheat beer.  Used mostly 22oz bottles to bottle it. Since I had no initial gravity, I didn’t take the final gravity.  I also have no idea what the alcohol by volume is.   Got about 40 bottles out of it, about 15-20 22oz …

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Logging the bubble frequency in your airlock

Leave it to a geek who loves beer to come up with this one. One of the folks over at Hack-a-day created a device to measure the frequency of bubbles in his airlock by measuring the passage of air through the air lock.  They say the system breaks down during vigorous fermentation, but for later …

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Good Old Weizen- Batch 46

Rob's Scottish Ale

So, Saturday I was brewing with my buddy Rob, originally intending to just hang out and help him brew, but since we had to run to Let’s Brew for supplies I decided to brew a wheat beer. So brew we did.  We did Rob’s Scottish ale in my big pot and my wheat beer in …

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Beer Conversion Chart

You have an all grain recipe you want to convert to extract?  You have an extract recipe you want to convert to all grain?  Well, my friend, here is your answer.  Just use this chart below and convert what you need. By the way, this assumes a pretty good extraction ratio on your all grain.  …

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BJ’s Belgian Ale- Batch 45 bottled

Tonight with the help of my friend Rob, I was finally able to bottle my Belgian BJ’s Millennium Ale clone. Final gravity on that bad boy was 1.022, giving me an alcohol content of 9.45%.  Holy guacamole!  If you don’t count the mead, that’s the strongest beer I’ve brewed. I got 46 regular bottles and …

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Belgian Ale- Batch 45

It’s summer.  Have plenty of pale ale, so now time to do something light and tasty.  I’ve been dying to do a Belgian golden/Belgian wit/Belgian whatever with coriander, honey, and other goodies.  So, on that note, I decided it’s time to do a clone recipe of BJ’s Millenium Ale.  But, I decided to change a …

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Ruby Hooker and Liberty Pale Ale Bottled- batch 38 and 44

So, for Father’s day I decided it was about time to bottle my pale ale and my mead.  15 gallons of bottling- no problem, right? So, I began with the mead.  5 gallons sitting in the carboy since December and ready to bottle. I transferred the mead to my bottling bucket and took the final …

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Liberty Pale Ale (batch 44) and bottling Framboise (batch 43)

Saturday (May 21st), I decided to do two things at once: Brew a 10 gallon batch of beer and bottle my wife’s Framboise.  Well, they don’t call be crazy for nothing. I decided to redo my Liberty Pale Ale, since the first time I did it it was so stinking good.  Alas, I didn’t have …

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Framboise Transferred to Secondary- Batch 43

So, in what seemed like an eternity, I finally got around to transferring my lovely wife’s Framboise to a secondary fermenter this last Saturday.  Didn’t take the gravity, which I originally planned on doing, but added the Belgian yeast to it- some good old Wyeast 3278 Belgian Lambic Strain. I’ll plan on letting it sit …

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