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Recent YouTube Videos

American Porter Shootout! (Homebrew vs Commercial)

In this third part of my “American Porter: Road to Gold” series, I trial my home brewed version blind against 4 commercial American Porters. How will my homebrew compare? Will I come away with some ideas to improve my version? Can you use this process to improve your homebrewed beer?

Be sure to check out the other videos in the series where I discuss the recipe creation, walk through the brewing and fermentation, then evaluate the final product.

American Porter Shootout! (Homebrew vs Commercial)

Brew an American Porter Recipe (Road to Gold!)

In this second part of my “American Porter: Road to Gold” series, I recap the recipe, brew the beer, and evaluate how the first try turned out. My goal is to create a competition award winning American Porter.

Be sure to check out the first video in the series and come back for future episodes where I tweak the recipe based on evaluation and competition feedback.

Brew an American Porter Recipe (Road to Gold!)

American Porter Recipe Creation (Road to Gold!)

In this first part of my “American Porter: Road to Gold” series, I step through the recipe creation with the goal of making a competition award winning American Porter. I discuss my goals for the recipe, develop a recipe framework, and then turn that into a recipe in BeerSmith Web.

American Porter Recipe Creation (Road to Gold!)

Brew an English Ordinary Bitter!

I brewed an English Ordinary Bitter featuring Crisp Marris Otter, East Kent Goldings plus Fuggle Hops, and Imperial Pub A09 yeast. This one turned out to be a very flavorful session beer!

Brew an English Ordinary Bitter!

Voss Fermented Cool vs Hot!

What is the difference between Voss Kveik yeast fermented Hot (at 85°F / 30°C) vs Cool (at 65°F / 18°C)? I split a batch of a Hoppy Blonde Ale to evaluate the differences.

Voss Fermented Cool vs Hot!

Brew a Hoppy Summer Blonde! (w/ Voss, Citra & BRU-1)

My goal was a hoppy and easy drinking beer, and I hit the mark on this one! I brewed a 4.6% ale with Honey Malt in the grain bill, using Citra and BRU-1 hops, and fermenting with Mangrove Jack’s M12 Kveik (Voss) dry yeast.

Brew a Hoppy Summer Blonde! (w/ Voss, Citra & BRU-1)