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

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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Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild

11.25 lbs/5.1 kg English pale malt 2 lbs/900 g Crystal 60L 34 g Goldings hops (4.5% aa) – 90 mins 40 g Fuggles hops (5.5% aa) – 30 mins Nottingham dry yeast or WYeast 1098 Mash 90 mins @ 151F – 0.86 qt/lb … Continue reading

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McMullen AK

6 US gallons / 23 litres 8 lbs / 3.62 kg Maris Otter 2 oz / 56 g chocolate malt 29 g Whitbread Goldings hops (5% aa) – 90 mins 10 g Whitbread Goldings hops (5% aa) – 10 mins 1 tsp Irish moss – 10 mins Windsor ale … Continue reading

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St. Rogue Red Ale

5 US gallons / 19 litres 7 lbs / 3.2 kg domestic two-row pale malt 1.0 lb / 0.45 kg Munich malt 1.0 lb / 0.45 kg Crystal 15L 1.25 lb / 0.56 kg Crystal 40L 1.0 lb / 0.45 kg Crystal 75L 28 g Chinook @ 11% aa … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

5 US gallons / 19 litres 7 lbs 14 oz / 3.6 kg Maris Otter 13 oz / 380 g Crystal 40L 11 oz / 300 g Crystal 80L 14 g Cascade @ 5% aa – 15 mins 1 tsp Irish moss Wyeast 2112 California … Continue reading

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