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Recent YouTube Videos

How to Brew Beer with Brett! (Farmhouse Saison)

As a follow up to the Saison I brewed with Matt Jaggers (@jaggersbrewingco), I take a look at fermenting with Brett. This video provides an overview of options for brewing with Brett, a look at my process, and an evaluation of the finished beer. The Brett I chose was White Labs WLP650 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

How to Brew Beer with Brett! (Farmhouse Saison)

Save Money & Make Better Beer – Reuse Yeast!!

I have been harvesting and reusing yeast for years. In this video I talk about some of the benefits and potential downsides before walking through my process. Reusing yeast is a great way to both save money and improve the quality of your homebrewed beers.

Save Money & Make Better Beer – Reuse Yeast!!

The BEST Stout I Have Brewed!! (Tree House Recipe)

I brew a 2.5 gallon batch based off the Stout recipe published by Tree House Brewing (@treehousebrewco). This video covers the recipe, the brewing and fermentation process, and an evaluation of the final beer.

The BEST Stout I Have Brewed!! (Tree House Recipe)

Scale & Adapt Homebrew Recipes!

I walk through the process of scaling and adapting the Tree House Brewing 5-gallon Stout recipe to brew a 2.5 gallon batch using my system and process. I look at the areas that you might need to think about when scaling and adapting homebrew recipes to match your process and batch size, and I walk through my steps.

Scale & Adapt Homebrew Recipes!

IPA with 2023 Fresh Hops! (Homegrown Chinook)

I harvest my 2023 crop of Chinook hops and put those to use (along with some Warrior and my 2022 harvest) to a brew a Wet Hopped IPA.

IPA with 2023 Fresh Hops! (Homegrown Chinook)

I Fermented Belle Saison HOT!! (and won a medal)

I split a batch of Saison fermented with Lallemand Belle Saison. I fermented one warm (room temperature of 72°F [22°C]) and one warmer. My target was around 85°F [30°C] but due to a heat controller mishap, the beer reached up to 102°F [39°C] during active fermentation! In this video I evaluate both batches and share competition results. One of the beers won a medal in the 2023 Dominion Cup competition.

I Fermented Belle Saison HOT!! (and won a medal)

Norwegian Kveik Blonde Ale! (w/ Eitrheim & Stalljen)

I put two unique dried Kveik yeast strains from Norway to the test, Eitrheim and Stalljen, to brew 10 gallons of a SMaSH Blonde Ale. The grain bill was 100% Murphy & Rude Pale/2-Row Malt with a touch of Centennial hops. I shared this beer at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic States Homebrew Campout (MASHOUT).

Norwegian Kveik Blonde Ale! (w/ Eitrheim & Stalljen)