Archive | September 2012

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Rye IPA take 2

Rebrewed my rye IPA recipe with a couple tweaks. It’s in the primary now and will head to secondary and dry hopping once the active ferment slows. It was originally an attempt to clone Founders’ “Red’s RyePA” which I first brewed early in 2012. It won me a 2nd place in Specialty category and moved […]

before I forget… Mayflower Pale Ale

Been straight out with family and work lately, but wanted to quickly toss out my thoughts on a beer I picked up on a whim this past weekend. Of the southern Mass Mayflower Brewing offerings, I have raved about their Spring seasonal “Spring Hop”, left less than impressed (Summer Rye), and in general enjoyed their […]

Belgian Saison ready

The Belgian Saison has been chilled and served for a couple weeks now. After discussing the carbonation level with Chris (Notch Brewing) and Helder (Backlash Beer), I decided on 2.75 volumes as the target. I typically carb my ales between 2.25 and 2.5 volumes, but wanted more for the Belgian. One thing to consider regarding […]