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I’m brewing a basic American pale ale/ ESB to test the flavor profile of a new hop. The ingredient list is pretty straightforward- though I am trying some new things with the grain bill and with different mashing temperatures than I usually use. After listening to Charlie Bamforth on the BeerSmith podcast ( I am substituting flaked barley for my usual torrified wheat and doing the major mash rest at just below 150 degrees instead of in the mid-150’s. If you’re home-brewing and haven’t checked out the podcasts, they’re well worth the 35-50 minutes that each episode usually runs.

• For the base recipe look at the Panther City Pride recipe (in both 4 and 5.5 gallon batches).


Root Beer Stout v1.06

Posted: January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Made some adjustments after visiting the brew store. Here’s the actual verion of the recipe. Yeast starter was 3 TBS brown sugar and 2 cups water.

Root Beer Stout v1-06

Original gravity came out to 1.048 at 78 degrees.
Temperature correction: +0.002
Adjusted Specific Gravity: 1.050; 6.5% potential a.b.v,
Color is a Sienna based black; smells like a root beer- strong sassafras tone. Flavor come through too; some hop notes in the back. Sticky texture.

Root Beer Stout

Posted: January 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This is something I’ve been thinking about over the past couple of years but haven’t ever gotten around to trying- until a friend asked me about helping him brew a vanilla stout. I countered with a Root Beer flavored version. Thoughts?

Root Beer Stout v1