Brewing

As much as I love to run and ride my bikes, I love a down moment too. I’m an avid brewer with a passion for both the art and the science in the craft. Here’s what’s happening in the garage brewery now:

- Planning

- Brewing

Batch
Plenty of Notice Belgian Ale
Date IBU Abv FG
Feb 21, 2021 38 6.7
Fermentables
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 2.874kg (94.79%)
  • Munich Light - 0.158kg (5.21%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 6.7g (First Wort @ )
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 6.7g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0.01g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 6.7g (Boil @ 2)

Misc
  • Baking Soda (NaHCO3) - 0.1g (Mash)
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 1.6g (Mash)
  • Canning Salt (NaCl) - 0.6g (Mash)
  • Chalk (CaCO3) - 0.1g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 1.3g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 1.4g (Mash)
Yeast
  • Belgian Abbey Style Ale - Wyeast Labs
Batch
Czech Premium Pale Lager
Summer Summit Pilsner
Date IBU Abv FG
Feb 18, 2021 41 6.4
Fermentables
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 4.77kg (94.83%)
  • Munich Light - 0.26kg (5.17%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 12.6g (First Wort @ )
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 12.6g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0.001g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 12.6g (Boil @ 2)

Misc
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.3g (Mash)
Yeast
  • German Lager - White Labs
11L mcr
Specialty IPA
Mosaic-Cascade-Rye
Date IBU Abv FG
Feb 11, 2021 73 6.8
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 1.6kg (45.01%)
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 1.6kg (45.01%)
  • Rye Malt - 0.355kg (9.99%)

Hops
  • Mosaic - 20g (First Wort @ )
  • Cascade - 10g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0.01g (Boil @ 15)
  • Cascade - 10g (Boil @ 10)
  • Mosaic - 10g (Boil @ 10)
  • Mosaic - 20g (Dry Hop @ 5)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 1.6g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 2.7g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 5g (Mash)
Yeast
  • American Ale - Wyeast Labs
11L -Pilsy Wilsy
German Pils
Pils1 - WLP001
Date IBU Abv FG
Feb 4, 2021 21 5.1
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2.347kg (100%)

Hops
  • Perle - 11.6g (Boil @ 60)
  • Perle - 10.5g (Boil @ 45)
  • Saaz - 10.5g (Boil @ 30)
  • East Kent Goldings (EKG) - 5.3g (Boil @ 15)
  • Saaz - 5.3g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 25g (Dry Hop @ 6)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.474g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.263g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 0.316g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
11L - Front Basket Rye'd
Specialty IPA
Front Basket Ryed
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 31, 2021 70 6.4
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 2.5119kg (80%)
  • Rye Malt - 0.471kg (15%)
  • Caramel/Crystal Malt - 0.157kg (5%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 15g (Boil @ 30)
  • Centennial - 15g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0.01g (Boil @ 15)
  • Citra - 20g (Boil @ 5)
  • Centennial - 15g (Boil @ 5)
  • Centennial - 28g (Dry Hop @ 6)
  • Citra - 28g (Dry Hop @ 6)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 1.5g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 2.6g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 4.9g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
20L - Reclining Hero IPA
Double IPA
Cascade/Columbus IPA (Reclining Hero IPA #24)
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 28, 2021 60 8.1
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 4.03kg (57.16%)
  • Pilsner - 2.52kg (35.74%)
  • Munich Light - 0.5kg (7.09%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 26g (Boil @ 30)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 26g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0.1g (Boil @ 15)
  • Cascade - 31.1g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 26g (Boil @ 5)
  • Cascade - 35g (Dry Hop @ 4)

Misc
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.9g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 0.9g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs

- Serving

11L -Pilsy Wilsy 830
German Pils
Pils1
Date IBU Abv FG
Feb 4, 2021 22 5.3 1.007787
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2.465kg (100%)

Hops
  • Perle - 12.3g (Boil @ 60)
  • Perle - 11.1g (Boil @ 45)
  • Saaz - 11.1g (Boil @ 30)
  • East Kent Goldings (EKG) - 5.5g (Boil @ 15)
  • Saaz - 5.5g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 0g (Boil @ 15)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.497g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.276g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 0.332g (Mash)
Yeast
  • German Lager - White Labs
20L - Belma 1450
Belma
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 17, 2021 29 8.3 1.008571
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 5.85kg (76.67%)
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 1.07kg (14.02%)
  • Rye Malt - 0.71kg (9.31%)

Hops
  • Belma - 18.1g (Boil @ 30)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 20.4g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0g (Boil @ 15)
  • Belma - 13.8g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 13.8g (Boil @ 10)
  • Simcoe - 28g (Dry Hop @ 5)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 2.997g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 5.158g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 9.479g (Mash)
Yeast
  • Denny's Favorite - Wyeast Labs
4L - Jasmine Tea Racer
American IPA
Tea Racer
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 13, 2021 79 6 1.033028
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 1.041kg (83.08%)
  • Malted Wheat - 0.148kg (11.81%)
  • Munich Light - 0.05kg (3.99%)
  • Chocolate - 0.014kg (1.12%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 1.8g (Boil @ 35)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 1.8g (Boil @ 30)
  • Cascade - 5.3g (Boil @ 20)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 5.3g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 2.6g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 2.6g (Boil @ 10)
  • green tea - 30g (Dry Hop @ 4)
  • Centennial - 2.6g (Dry Hop @ 4)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 2.6g (Dry Hop @ 4)
  • Simcoe - 2.6g (Dry Hop @ 4)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.524g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.894g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 1.619g (Mash)
  • jasmine tea - 9g (Primary)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
4L - Rosé
Rosé SMaSH
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 9, 2021 26 8 1.005791
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 1.12kg (85.76%)
  • Grape Regular (Fruit) - 0.186kg (14.24%)

Hops
  • Cascade - 4.2g (Boil @ 30)
  • Cascade - 5.2g (Boil @ 15)
  • Cascade - 5.2g (Aroma @ 15)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.559g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.875g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 2.048g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
Simcoe SMaSH
American Pale Ale
Simcoe SMaSH Pale Ale
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 2, 2021 38 5.6 1.032619
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 5.7kg (96.61%)
  • Oats, Flaked - 0.2kg (3.39%)

Hops
  • Simcoe - 15.1g (First Wort @ )
  • chiller - 0.1g (Boil @ 15)
  • Simcoe - 15.1g (Boil @ 10)
  • Simcoe - 23.7g (Aroma @ 10)
  • Simcoe - 37.8g (Dry Hop @ 4)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.284g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 1.325g (Mash)
Yeast
  • Denny's Favorite - Wyeast Labs
Last of 2020
Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Perle
Date IBU Abv FG
Dec 30, 2020 23 8.7 1.007787
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2.5kg (71.43%)
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 1kg (28.57%)

Hops
  • Perle - 20g (Boil @ 30)
  • Perle - 15g (Boil @ 15)
  • chiller - 1g (Boil @ 15)
  • Saaz - 20g (Aroma @ 10)

Misc
Yeast
  • Belgian Ardennes - Wyeast Labs
Batch
Belgian Tripel
3 for 3 Belgian
Date IBU Abv FG
Jun 20, 2020 29 9.9 1.002985
Fermentables
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 3.415551kg (84.55%)
  • Candi Sugar, Amber - 0.340194kg (8.42%)
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 0.141974kg (3.51%)
  • Aromatic Malt - 0.141748kg (3.51%)

Hops
  • Tettnang - 35.436904g (Boil @ 60)
  • Saaz - 21.262142g (Boil @ 10)

Misc
Yeast
  • Belgian Ale Yeast - Mangrove Jack's

- Recently Brewed

4L - Sister City Ace
American IPA
Ace
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 21, 2021 55 7.3 1.015284
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 0.8kg (72.73%)
  • Munich Light - 0.3kg (27.27%)

Hops
  • Sorachi Ace - 3.8g (Boil @ 30)
  • Sorachi Ace - 3g (Boil @ 15)
  • Citra - 5.1g (Boil @ 10)
  • Citra - 3g (Aroma @ 20)
  • Sorachi Ace - 3g (Aroma @ 20)
  • Citra - 4g (Dry Hop @ 3)
  • Simcoe - 4g (Dry Hop @ 3)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.63g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 1.09g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 2g (Mash)
Yeast
  • London Ale Yeast - Wyeast Labs
11L - Belma 100
Belma
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 17, 2021 13 7.7 1.008179
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 2.797kg (76.69%)
  • Pilsner 2-Row - 0.51kg (13.98%)
  • Rye Malt - 0.34kg (9.32%)

Hops
  • Belma - 8.3g (Boil @ 30)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 9.3g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0g (Boil @ 15)
  • Belma - 6.3g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 6.3g (Boil @ 10)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 1.433g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 2.467g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 4.533g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
20L - Hoprés Ski
American IPA
Racer 5 IPA (24L)
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 13, 2021 90 9.9 1.00388
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 6.87kg (83.07%)
  • Malted Wheat - 0.98kg (11.85%)
  • Munich Light - 0.33kg (3.99%)
  • Chocolate - 0.09kg (1.09%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 17g (Boil @ 35)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 17g (Boil @ 30)
  • Cascade - 34.1g (Boil @ 20)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 34.1g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0.01g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 17g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 17g (Boil @ 10)
  • Centennial - 16.9g (Dry Hop @ 4)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 16.9g (Dry Hop @ 4)
  • Simcoe - 16.9g (Dry Hop @ 4)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 3.4g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 5.8g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 10.5g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
11L - California We Miss You
California Common
Steam Ale
Date IBU Abv FG
Jan 6, 2021 44 7 1.009357
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2kg (69.16%)
  • Munich Light - 0.755kg (26.11%)
  • Malted Wheat - 0.137kg (4.74%)

Hops
  • Cascade - 28.2g (Boil @ 20)
  • chiller - 0.1g (Boil @ 15)
  • Cascade - 20.4g (Boil @ 10)
  • Citra - 12g (Aroma @ 15)
  • Citra - 12g (Dry Hop @ 4)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 0.1g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 0.8g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 0.2g (Mash)
Yeast
  • California Lager - Mangrove Jack's
Citrus Ace
Specialty IPA
Ace
Date IBU Abv FG
Dec 16, 2020 65 6.3 1.029762
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 4kg (57.97%)
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 2.5kg (36.23%)
  • Oats, Flaked - 0.4kg (5.8%)

Hops
  • Sorachi Ace - 25g (Boil @ 30)
  • Sorachi Ace - 15g (Boil @ 15)
  • Immersion Chiller - 1e-05g (Boil @ 15)
  • Citra - 25g (Boil @ 10)
  • Citra - 15g (Aroma @ 20)
  • Sorachi Ace - 15g (Aroma @ 20)
  • Citra - 20g (Dry Hop @ 3)
  • Simcoe - 20g (Dry Hop @ 3)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 2.7g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 4.6g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 8.5g (Mash)
Yeast
  • American Ale - Wyeast Labs
Spent Hop Spectacle
Extra Special Bitter
Crane Pose ESB
Date IBU Abv FG
Dec 22, 2020 39 7.6 1.00583
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 2.66kg (90.78%)
  • Caravienne Malt - 0.22kg (7.51%)
  • Chocolate - 0.05kg (1.71%)

Hops
  • Simcoe - 15g (Boil @ 30)
  • East Kent Goldings (EKG) - 10g (Boil @ 15)
  • immersion chiller - 1g (Boil @ 15)
  • East Kent Goldings (EKG) - 7.7g (Dry Hop @ 5)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 2.7g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 2.2g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 2.9g (Mash)
Yeast
  • London Ale Yeast - Wyeast Labs
Empty Front Basket
American IPA
Front Basket
Date IBU Abv FG
Dec 9, 2020 59 8.7 1.00388
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2.634kg (81.45%)
  • Oats, Flaked - 0.35kg (10.82%)
  • Malted Wheat - 0.25kg (7.73%)

Hops
  • Belma - 20g (Boil @ 30)
  • Cascade - 13.4g (Aroma @ 20)
  • Mosaic - 15g (Aroma @ 15)
  • Citra - 27.3g (Dry Hop @ 3)
  • Simcoe - 27.3g (Dry Hop @ 3)
  • Mosaic - 33g (Dry Hop @ 10)
  • Cascade - 27.3g (Dry Hop @ 10)
  • Belma - 26g (Dry Hop @ 10)

Misc
Yeast
  • California Ale - White Labs
Down Tube Porter
American Porter
Choco-Something
Date IBU Abv FG
Dec 5, 2020 53 7.5 1.016875
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 2.85kg (73.08%)
  • Chocolate - 0.45kg (11.54%)
  • Oats, Flaked - 0.4kg (10.26%)
  • Caramel Malt - 0.2kg (5.13%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 20g (Boil @ 30)
  • East Kent Goldings (EKG) - 20g (Boil @ 10)

Misc
Yeast
  • London Ale Yeast - Wyeast Labs
Reclining Hero IPA
Double IPA
Cascade/Columbus IPA
Date IBU Abv FG
Nov 26, 2020 56 6.2 1.035902
Fermentables
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 4kg (50.63%)
  • Pilsner - 3.9kg (49.37%)

Hops
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 22.6g (Boil @ 30)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 22.6g (Boil @ 15)
  • Cascade - 27.1g (Boil @ 10)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 22.6g (Boil @ 5)

Misc
Yeast
  • Denny's Favorite - Wyeast Labs
Knobby-Tired Belgian IPA
Belgian IPA
Knobby-Tired Belgian Rye IPA
Date IBU Abv FG
Nov 18, 2020 75 7.3 1.015284
Fermentables
  • Pilsner - 2.01kg (51.67%)
  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 1kg (25.71%)
  • Rye Malt - 0.78kg (20.05%)
  • Dextrose - 0.1kg (2.57%)

Hops
  • Centennial - 20g (Boil @ 30)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 30g (Boil @ 15)
  • Columbus (Tomahawk) - 30g (Dry Hop @ 7)

Misc
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) - 2.5g (Mash)
  • Epsom Salt (MgSO4) - 2.4g (Mash)
  • Gypsum (CaSO4) - 3.5g (Mash)
  • Slaked Lime (Ca(OH)2) - 0.5g (Mash)
Yeast
  • Belgian Ardennes - Wyeast Labs