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.

Leffe Blonde

The Leffe monastery was founded in 1152, and the monks started brewing beer in 1240, so there’s a long history here of good beer. Leffe Blonde is probably our most favourite beer, yet we’ve never been even remotely successful at cloning … Continue reading

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Morland Old Speckled Hen

Full malt, a good dose of hops – a fine example of British bitter. 6 US gallons / 23 litres 8.3 lbs / 3.78 kg British pale malt 1.25 lbs / 570 g granulated white sugar 13 oz / 370 … Continue reading

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Gale’s Festival Mild

A strong, dark mild ale. Sweet and fruity aroma. 6 US gallons / 23 litres 4.5 kg / 10 lbs British pale malt 10 oz / 280 g black malt 9.5 oz / 270 g granulated white sugar 5.6 oz … Continue reading

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Tetley’s Mild

A proper drinking beer, as opposed to a staring at and sipping beer. Very quaffable! 23 litres/6 US gallons 7.3 lbs / 3.23 kg Maris Otter 1.1 lbs / 500g flaked barley 1.2 lbs / 560g liquid invert No.2 1 … Continue reading

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Leffe Blonde

We’ve tried this a few times but have never been successful at cloning it. I’m not sure we’ve ever used this yeast though. Ingredients: 8.75 lbs Belgian Pilsner Malt 0.25 lb Briess Caramel 10 0.5 oz Hersbrucker (60 mins) 1.0 … Continue reading

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Brand Up

A fine Dutch lager from the Brand brewery, Wijlre, Netherlands. 23 litres / 6 US gallons 5.2 kg / 11.3 lbs pale malt 1.0 oz Saaz (60 mins) 0.7 oz Hallertau (60 mins) 0.9 oz Tettnang (60 mins) 1 tsp … Continue reading

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La Trappe Tripel

19 litres / 5 US gallons 12 lbs Belgian Pilsner malt 1.50 lbs Simplicity (Candi Syrup, Inc.) 0.50 lb Blanc Soft Sugar (Candi Syrup, Inc.) 1.0 oz./28 g Saaz (4.5% aa) – 60 mins White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast of Wyeast … Continue reading

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Perlick Faucet – Parts Assembly Diagram

I wish I had taken a look at this diagram before I started putting all the parts back together incorrectly and had foamy beer shooting out the front of my fridge. Next time, take a very close look at how … Continue reading

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

19 litres / 5 US gallons 6 lb. 14 oz. / 3.1 kg 2-row pale ale malt 11 oz. /0.31 kg 60L crystal malt 13 oz. / 0.37 kg chocolate malt 12 oz. / 0.34 kg lactose 8.0 oz. / … Continue reading

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Ruddles County Premium Ale

19 litres / 5 US gallons 8.5 lbs/3.9 kg Maris Otter 1 lb / 545 g table sugar (caramelized) 0.5 lb 227 g Crystal 60L 0.5 oz/14 g Challenger hops (6.2% aa) – 90 mins 0.5 oz/14 g Northdown hops (7.7% aa) – 90 mins … Continue reading

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