Friday, August 31, 2012

Elysian The Wise ESB Clone

Just had this beer for the first time the other night and liked it (liked it enough to brew 10 gallons of it!)
Emilie and I got a pitcher of The Wise, but it ended up being less malty for her tastes; as a result, I had to attempt to take down the whole pitcher. I got close, but failed.

21lbs GW Pale Malt
2lbs GW Crystal 80
2lbs GW Munich 20
1/2lbs Wyermans
4 oz Bairds Special B

1.4 oz Chinook @90
1 oz Cascade @2
1 oz Centennial @2
1 oz Cascade @0
1 oz Centennial @0

Wyeast 1056

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blueberry Steam Ale

I Have been brewing some old favorites lately and I don't see any reason to log beers unless I change the recipe.
That being said.....and don't mock me, I'm making a blueberry steam ale. Steam ales are lagers that are fermented at ale temps. But that's not the embarrassing part. I normally am not into fruity beers and I would have mocked someone for brewing a blueberry beer too, but I'm telling you this stuff is legit! I had it (alongside a peanut butter porter) at brewbrothers and I was blown away.

5lbs GW 2row
2lbs GW Pilsen
3lbs GW Munich
1lbs Aromatic
(going from memory, I'm pretty sure I'm missing something)

1.12 oz cascade @60
.2 oz cascade @0

Wyeast 2352 Munich lager II

1/2 bottle blueberry syrup stuff in keg/secondary