Category Archives: Recipes

Untamed Maibock Takes Second at the Upstate Brewer’s Cup

I’ve never really liked having the spotlight on me. Some of the earliest home movies of me are in front of a birthday cake as a three-year-old fidgeting around uncomfortably as my family sang happy birthday. I’d rather watch someone else perform. … Continue reading

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Fermentation Temperature Experiment

I consider fermentation to be the final frontier of homebrewing. Ingredients are pretty easy to pick out. Then you start worrying about things like quickly cooling your wort after brewing, but a wort chiller is a quick solution. Once you … Continue reading

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English Phil’s Summer Ale

On May 8, my friend Phil married his betrothed, Meredith. It was a delightful ceremony at a winery outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The rehearsal dinner and reception took place nearby at Meredith’s parents’ house, a mere 18th century farm house. … Continue reading

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Untamed-PSG Collaboration Coffee Stout

A couple months ago, I was approached by my friends at the Palmetto Software Group to brew a beer for their company holiday party/customer appreciation gifts/general consumption. After an evening to tasting a variety of beers at Barley’s they settled … Continue reading

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pumpkin ale recipe

I had a request from @chandlervdw for an Octoberfest or pumpkin ale recipe for an upcoming Halloween party. I’ve never brewed an Octoberfest, or any lager for that matter. A couple weeks ago I brewed my annual pumpkin ale fall … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Gruit In the Road?

If my experience this past weekend brewing a gruit is any indication, I have a feeling this style is going to be a huge trend in brewing sometime in the next 10 years. Life is cyclical and everything goes retro, … Continue reading

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oatmeal nut brown recipe

For Memorial Day, my friend Nathanial and I are brewing up a 10-gallon batch of Oatmeal Nut Brown. Inspired by a recipe from Radical Brewing, we had to make a few tweaks based on raw material availability and our own … Continue reading

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