Author Archives: Mike

About Mike

I’m the head brewmaster at Shepody Brewery. I’m the one who chooses the recipes, orders supplies, does all the grunt work, and drinks most of the product.

Bohemian Pilsner

So we’re making a Bohemian Pilsner this weekend at Shepody Brewery! Here’s what the recipe will look like: 7 lbs Pilsner malt 2.5 lbs Vienna malt 0.5 lbs Carapils 0.75 oz Saaz @ 3.8% aa – FWH 1 oz Saaz … Continue reading

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Canadian Ale?

So, I’m not sure about the provenance or style of this beer. Is it a California steam beer? Nope. Is it a blonde ale? Not really. I’m not sure what style it is, but I’m thinking it’ll still be tasty. … Continue reading

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Critical Control Points

So we made a new batch of Belgian Ardennes Ale this past weekend. And I noticed (not for the first time) that my brewing has evolved into a predictable schedule, whereby I have to pay attention and do a few … Continue reading

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Ardennes Belgian Ale

10 lbs Pilsner malt 1.5 lbs CaraMunich 1 lb cane sugar 1.5 oz Styrian Goldings @ 5% aa – 90 mins 0.75 oz Styrian Goldings @ 5% aa – 10 mins 0.75 oz Styrian Goldings @ 5% aa – 1 … Continue reading

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DAB

A fine example of a Dortmunder export lager 23 litres/6 US gallons 8 lbs / 3.6 kg Pilsner malt 3 lbs / 1.35 kg Munich malt 1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins 50 g Northern Brewer @ 8.5% aa – 90 mins Saflager W-34/70 or … Continue reading

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Hook Norton Hooky

Hook Norton Hooky is a tasty golden session bitter. 23 litres/6 US gallons 5 lbs 10 oz / 2.55 kg British pale malt 0.75 lbs / 340 g flaked maize 10 oz / 270 g white sugar 7 oz / 200 g Crystal 60L 1 oz … Continue reading

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Leffe Blonde

Ok, so we’ve been jumping around from one Leffe Blonde clone recipe to another. But eventually we settled on one and this is it. For now. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg German pilsner malt 1 lb / 450 g light … Continue reading

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1992 Maclay’s Scotch Ale

23 litres/6 US gallons 11 lbs / 5 kg British pale malt 0.75 lbs / 340 g Crystal 60L 1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins 21 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 90 mins 21 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 60 mins 21 … Continue reading

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Trois Pistoles

Trois Pistoles is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale style beer brewed by Unibroue in Chambly, Quebec. 23 litres/6 US gallons 12.25 lbs / 5.55 kg Belgian Pilsner malt 9 oz / 255 g Crystal 60L 9 oz / 255 g Cara-Munich 4 … Continue reading

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La Fin du Monde

This Canadian beer from Unibroue is basically a Belgian tripel. It’s a strong beer at 9% abv, and is yeasty, estery and absolutely delicious. La Fin du Monde has earned more medals and awards, including some of the world’s highest honors, than … Continue reading

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