I was able to get a decent harvest off my 2nd year Chinook hop plants. I decided to throw the entire harvest at a Fresh Hop IPA! In this video I talk a little about growing and drying fresh hops, provide an overview of my brew day and recipe, and evaluate the finished beer. I am curious how my fresh grown Chinook will compare to commercially grown Chinook.
I brew and evaluate my house English Porter in preparation for the August 2021 Dominion Cup competition. Learn about the background of my house recipe and my current thoughts.
After touting the benefits of brewing 2.5-gallon stovetop BIAB batches, I decided to break out the big equipment for a 5-gallon BIAB batch. Come along as I brew a Rye Citra Saison using malts from Murphy & Rude.
I just published my first YouTube video on brewing! This is a Stovetop BIAB video walkthrough demonstrating my process for brewing small batches in my kitchen with simple equipment. Come on in while I brew a, rather tasty, 2.5-gallon batch of Pale Ale made with Oats, Citra, Mosaic, and Voss Kveik.
This article takes a more detailed look at the process for a 2.5 gallon stovetop BIAB brewing. First, I start with an overview of recipe formulation and take a quick look at water chemistry before digging into the process of converting grains into wort and fermenting that into beer. Along the way, I mix in a little information about my process and equipment.
Are you are a new brewer thinking about getting into all-grain brewing? Are you an experienced brewer looking to fit some mid-sized batches into your flow? This is the place to learn about equipment needed to get started with Stovetop BIAB.
In this article I present the case for why 2.5-gallon stovetop BIAB brewing might be the best entry point for all-grain brewing. Heck, it might just be the best size batch period! While 5-gallon brewing is very popular, it is just not practical or a good fit for a number of brewers. On the other end, 1-gallon brewing has limitations. Read along while we discuss that often-ignored sweet spot of 2.5-gallon stovetop BIAB brewing!