SheppyBrewhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/Homebrewing website for SheppyBrew Nano-Brewery.en-usTue, 10 Jun 2003 04:00:00 GMThttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSheppyBrewhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMThttp://www.sheppybrew.com/rss/RSSHandler.ashxSheppySheppyBrew Brew MasterSheppyComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3661N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Killed the Voss keg. Lager keg probably isn't too far behind. 9/25/2022 3:55:17 PM3661#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoBrian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204&d=09_25_2022Hoppy American Pale Ale named after somewhat of a hero of mine9/25/2022 6:38:08 AM204#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204-09/25/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoFalling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97&d=09_25_2022The Autumnal version of my Saison series of beers. A bit higher in alcohol with some canned pumpkin in the mash.9/25/2022 6:36:05 AM97#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97-09/25/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3660Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Brew day today. Overnight mash Up at 5am. Boil done a little after 7am. OG at 1.058. 9/25/2022 6:09:23 AM3660#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3659Summer Lovin' American Wheat Still going even though summer is over. I like blending it with NTS. 9/24/2022 6:36:59 PM3659#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3658N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Both beers still yummy. Both crystal clear. The Voss still comes across as more hoppy. 9/24/2022 6:35:22 PM3658#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#comment3657Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lager I forgot to switch to ice last night and Tilt says 1.014 at 68 degrees. Unplugged the temp control pump. 9/22/2022 6:16:03 AM3657#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#comment3656Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lager Tilt says 1.032 at 54 degrees. Fermentation seems to be going pretty well.9/20/2022 8:34:05 AM3656#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoJethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202&d=09_18_2022Merican Lite Lager 9/18/2022 6:58:02 PM202#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202-09/18/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#comment3655Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lager Brew day went well. OG right on plan. 9/18/2022 11:39:36 AM3655#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Falling Leaves Autumn Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#comment3654Falling Leaves Autumn Saison Time to think about brewing this again. Batch 9! Wow!9/16/2022 10:43:54 AM3654#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=97#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3653Brian Phelps Pale Ale Been drinking, but carbonation just now getting where it needs to be. Nice tropical and citrus hop flavors and aroma. Starting to look less hazy. 9/10/2022 4:40:40 PM3653#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3652Summer Lovin' American Wheat The beer model is still drinking it. Ripe orange. 9/10/2022 4:38:53 PM3652#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3651Summer Lovin' American Wheat I forgot to mention that nephew, bro-in-law, and their friend came to visit a couple weeks ago. They all tried and moved this beer. 9/10/2022 4:38:06 PM3651#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#comment3650Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lager Time to brew again. I've placed an order at Tom's Brew Shop.9/10/2022 6:31:08 AM3650#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=202#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3649N.T.S. Faux Pilsner The lager is catching up in clarity, but still not as brilliant as the Voss. 9/8/2022 2:55:48 AM3649#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3648Brian Phelps Pale Ale Tilt said 1.011 at 70 degrees. Poured a sample that looked fairly clear. Had some time and empty kegs so I decided to keg today. 1.011 FG. Nice hoppy flavor. Added in the dry hops right into the keg. ABV at 5.8%.9/4/2022 12:46:42 PM3648#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3647N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Did a triangle test. Got the odd beer but it was closer than I thought it would be. The faux has a bit more lemon on the aroma that accentuates the hops a bit. The lager had more firm German -like bitterness. In a glass, color is identical. The faux is clearer, but I think the lager will catch up. Side by side I think the Voss yeast is my favorite of the two. 9/1/2022 6:12:48 PM3647#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3646Brian Phelps Pale Ale Tilt says 1.028 at 66 degrees. Earlier, I set the controller to 66. Will probably turn off temp control by end of day. 8/31/2022 8:15:21 AM3646#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3645Brian Phelps Pale Ale Tilt says 1.044 at 64 degrees. Bubbling away. Turning up set temp to 65. 8/30/2022 7:10:51 AM3645#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3644Brian Phelps Pale Ale Fermentation slow to start. Tilt says 1.053 at 62 degrees.8/29/2022 7:55:16 AM3644#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3643Shoddy Pale Ale Killed the keg. Didn't last long. Wonderful while it lasted. 8/28/2022 6:28:51 PM3643#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Brian Phelps Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#comment3642Brian Phelps Pale Ale Got ingredients from Tom's Thursday. Brew day today went well. Had to boil an extra 20 minutes to get to Pre-boil. OG right on plan. Up at 4am. Started mash at 4:15. Pitched right at 9am. 8/28/2022 8:03:31 AM3642#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=204#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoN.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191&d=08_17_2022Nobel Tettnang and Saaz. Pilsner-like beer fermented with Voss Kveik yeast.8/17/2022 8:43:20 AM191#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191-08/17/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3641N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Added gelatin to the Voss keg yesterday afternoon and the lager keg this morning. Might have screwed up the lager gelatin. Over-boiled and got a big clump. We'll see how it clarifies.8/16/2022 6:48:43 AM3641#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3640Hail Storm Summer Saison Killed the keg yesterday. Just in time for the NTS Lager.8/15/2022 6:59:29 AM3640#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3639N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Kegged the lager today. Tilt said 1.012 at 70. FG was at 1.010 ... so both batches attenuated the same. Sample tasted good. I think maybe it doesn't taste as hoppy as the Voss batch. Hard to tell comparing warm beer to cold beer. Right now ... there is no fridge or kegerator space, so I need to finish Hail Storm before chilling this one.8/14/2022 2:17:06 PM3639#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3638N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Tilt says 1.013 at 69. The Voss batch has great carbonation and great flavor. Not so great clarity. 8/11/2022 2:06:14 PM3638#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3637N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Tilt says 1.013 at 69 on the lager. For some reason I had turned off the gas on the Voss keg, so it's carbonation is still low. Turned it back on. Should probably add gelatin. 8/9/2022 2:51:27 PM3637#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3636N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Kegged the Voss batch. FG 1.010. ABV 4.9%. Really nice flavor. Pretty hazy still. Chilling. Will probably add gelatin in a day or two. Tilt says Lager at 1.014 at 67 degrees.8/7/2022 11:10:00 AM3636#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3635N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Forgot to switch ice last night and this morning. By the time I remembered, tilt said 1.015 at 60. I unplugged the cooling system. I probably would have done that in the next couple days anyway. 8/6/2022 3:51:56 PM3635#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3634N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Tilt says 1.015 at 57 degrees. I looked at Voss for the first time in a couple days. Looks the same. Not sure if I'll have time to keg today. Tomorrow for sure. 8/5/2022 6:15:05 AM3634#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3633N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Tilt says 1.035 at 54 degrees in the lager. Bumped up the control to 55. Might try to keg the Voss in the next day or two.8/3/2022 5:58:26 AM3633#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3632N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Lager took off yesterday evening. Right now, Tilt says 1.045 at 53 degrees. Controller set at 53. Voss starting to clear up a little.8/2/2022 6:21:10 AM3632#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3631N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Voss batch is almost done. Lager has not started yet. If it isn't going by this afternoon, I'll add a package of dry yeast. 8/1/2022 6:17:56 AM3631#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3630N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Up at 4 to start brewing. Mash temp was perfect. Pre-boil gravity high so I diluted quite a bit. OG right on. Voss batch was going before 11. A chunk of ice fell on the pond pump in such a way that it broke the outlet. So I had to chill in fermentor more than I would normally. Pitched lager yeast around 11:30. Brew day mostly done in 4 hours. 7/31/2022 10:46:18 AM3630#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on N.T.S. Faux Pilsnerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#comment3629N.T.S. Faux Pilsner Starter for lager yesterday. Set water to heat up last night. Brew day today. Getting started before 4. 7/31/2022 2:41:00 AM3629#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=191#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3628Shoddy Pale Ale Poured a pint from the keg. Ugly cloudy, but a lot of that is the typical first-pour sediment. Really aromatic hops. I'm really going to love this beer as it settles and clarifies a bit. It also needs carbonation. 7/28/2022 6:21:43 PM3628#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3626Shoddy Pale Ale Kegged. Measured FG at 1.008 after adjusting for temperature. Interesting that the Tilt was right on this time. Great flavor even at such a high temperature. Ended up dry hopping 1.5 oz rather the 1 planned. Chilling in the beer fridge.7/27/2022 8:05:49 AM3626#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3624Shoddy Pale Ale Tilt still at 1.008 at 78. Brought the fermenter inside. Will probably keg sometime today. 7/27/2022 6:59:59 AM3624#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3623Shoddy Pale Ale Tilt says 1.008 at 80 degrees. Kraussen gone. A bit less hazy. Will probably keg tomorrow or Thursday. 7/26/2022 5:33:31 AM3623#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3622Shoddy Pale Ale Threw the tilt in. 1.009 at 84. Based on the estimated FG,this actually might be done with attenuation. Still pretty cloudy and a thin layer of kraussen, so I'll give it at least a couple days to clean up. 7/25/2022 7:19:10 AM3622#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3621Shoddy Pale Ale Fermentation started out sometime yesterday afternoon and was rocking at bedtime. This morning, it is already slowing down. The garage temps fell lower than usual last night, so I hope that didn't affect the yeast. Today should be hot so we'll see if it picks up again. 7/25/2022 5:44:15 AM3621#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3620Boo Berry American Wheat The Beer Model finally killed the keg last night. The beer lasted 4 and a half months. Tasted good at the end, but that is a long time for a homebrew to last. I only have two kegs of beer ready at the moment. Brewed a batch of Shoddy yesterday, but think I need to do a double batch soon. 7/25/2022 5:41:51 AM3620#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Shoddy Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#comment3619Shoddy Pale Ale Unexpected brew day today. My parents were in town and my dad suggested that I show them (mostly my mom) how I brew. I picked this recipe out, brought the parents to Tom's Brew Shop, and did the brew day with them. Interesting to do such a last-minute brew day. It went fine. I neglected to take many pictures or to get a OG measurement. Just assuming I hit my numbers.7/24/2022 12:52:16 PM3619#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=189#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3618Hail Storm Summer Saison My parents are visiting and I gave a sample to my mom. She was not a fan of this beer. She doesn't generally drink beer or any kind of alcohol, so her evaluation doesn't mean much.7/24/2022 12:41:32 PM3618#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3617Summer Lovin' American Wheat My parents are visiting and I gave a sample to my mom. I think she preferred Boo Berry Wheat, but I think this was her second favorite. She doesn't generally drink beer or any kind of alcohol, so her evaluation doesn't mean much. Carbonation is good now.7/24/2022 12:41:10 PM3617#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3615Boo Berry American Wheat My parents are visiting and I gave a sample to my mom. She said she didn't really taste blueberry, but thought this was the smoothest of the beers. She doesn't generally drink beer or any kind of alcohol, so her evaluation doesn't mean much.7/24/2022 12:40:01 PM3615#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3613Summer Lovin' American Wheat Moved to kegerator and took a sample. Lovely orange flavor. Very hazy. Nice thick head. Carbonation isn't 100% there, but it is drinkable. Set the gas to 20psi. I like this beer. I'm sure the beer model will really love it.7/20/2022 2:33:41 PM3613#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoSummer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41&d=07_17_2022My beer model wanted to brew a beer like New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat on the 2011 National National Home-Brew Day.7/17/2022 4:25:28 PM41#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41-07/17/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3612Summer Lovin' American Wheat Kegged today along with two tea balls filled with 1.75oz orange zest. FG came in at 1.009 .. right on plan. This makes it a 5.5% ABV beer. The sample was fairly cloudy. The coriander didn't come through as much as I thought it would. It is chilling right now in the beer fridge.7/17/2022 4:23:54 PM3612#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3610Eric's Pale Ale Keg blew tonight. Yummy beer while it lasted. 7/10/2022 3:15:21 PM3610#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3608Hail Storm Summer Saison Kegged yesterday. Really good flavor. Nice and dry. Nice and hoppy. Calling the FG 1.003. Chilling in beer fridge right now.7/8/2022 8:40:38 AM3608#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3607Summer Lovin' American Wheat Still bubbling. Temp still at 65, but I unplugged the pump today. Need to get orange zest in there at some point. 7/7/2022 9:23:38 AM3607#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3606Summer Lovin' American Wheat Still going strong. Set temp to 65.7/6/2022 8:07:32 AM3606#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3605Summer Lovin' American Wheat Took off some time yesterday. Bubbling strong today. Sprinkled Coriander on the top and mixed it in with cooling tubing. Temp says 63. Bumping it up to 64. 7/5/2022 6:59:16 AM3605#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3604Boo Berry American Wheat Beer Model had one with 4th dinner, so there is still some left. She likes putting blueberries in watching them rise and fall with carbonation. 7/5/2022 6:50:18 AM3604#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3603Colorado Vienna Lager Killed the keg tonight. Was a great beer while it lasted. I think I'll brew it again. 7/4/2022 5:23:21 PM3603#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3602Summer Lovin' American Wheat Brew day went well. Up at 4:30. Pretty much done in 3 hours. 1.051 OG. Not sure how much honey I put in, but much less than the 8oz planned. Using anvil temp control. Pitched at 63. Set to 62. 7/4/2022 7:10:44 AM3602#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3601Summer Lovin' American Wheat Got ingredients from Tom's on Thursday. Brewing tomorrow on 4th of July. Doing overnight mash. 7/3/2022 7:37:16 PM3601#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3600Hail Storm Summer Saison Tilt says 1.007 at 72 degrees. The actual gravity is probably more like 1.003. A thin layer of kraussen is still sort of hanging around in the top. The beer looks about as clear as my saisons get. I can probably keg this any time. ??6/30/2022 7:56:53 AM3600#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Summer Lovin' American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#comment3598Summer Lovin' American Wheat Updating recipe for 2022. Smaller batch. Shorter boil. 6/29/2022 12:54:00 PM3598#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=41#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3597Hail Storm Summer Saison Kegged Jethro Bud Nelson so I could put the Tilt into this beer. Right now it says 1.020 at 74 degrees. It doesn't look anywhere close to done, but there the bubbling is already slowing down quite a bit.6/28/2022 3:12:59 PM3597#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3595Hail Storm Summer Saison Fermentation took off early afternoon of the brew day. Going strong this morning. Don't have tilt in this beer, so I can't comment on gravity or temperature.6/27/2022 10:24:40 AM3595#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Melting Stream Spring Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comment3594Melting Stream Spring Saison Killed the keg. Brewed the summer saison today, so that's ok. 6/26/2022 6:04:01 PM3594#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3593Hail Storm Summer Saison Brew day today. Actually started with mash last night. I accidentally poked a hole in the grain bag and lost significant amount of grain bill on my garage floor. My Pre-boil gravity turned out low. I compensated with table sugar and og was right on plan. Started around 4:30. Finished around 7:15. Cleaned up before 8. 6/26/2022 6:46:08 AM3593#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3592Eric's Pale Ale Carbonation getting close. Still not overly clear. Great flavor. 6/24/2022 11:31:12 AM3592#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoBrewing Linkshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/links.aspx?06_23_2022External links that I've found useful to my brewing. Maybe they will be useful to you too.6/23/2022 2:08:06 PM14#/links.aspx-06/23/2022http://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3590Hail Storm Summer Saison Picked up ingredients yesterday from Tom's Brew Shop. Dingemans Pilsen / Promximity White Wheat / Weyerman Munich 1 Light. Should brew Sunday.6/23/2022 8:50:24 AM3590#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Melting Stream Spring Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comment3588Melting Stream Spring Saison Almost gone. Still awesome. 6/22/2022 6:25:59 PM3588#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3587Eric's Pale Ale Have not looked at this since I added the gelatin. The CO2 tank has run out, so carbonation still has quite a ways to go. Clarity is better, but still not anywhere close to clear. Nice golden color (pretty much exactly what the color swatch shows in Beer Smith), certainly lighter than DPA. Great flavor. Better than DPA.6/22/2022 2:37:12 PM3587#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3585Boo Berry American Wheat Took a growler camping. Beer model drank most of it but I had a pint on night 3. Really nice still, but I think it is almost gone.6/19/2022 2:45:49 PM3585#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3584Colorado Vienna Lager Took camping in gallon growler over the weekend. Finished it off the first night. Don't think there is much left. 6/19/2022 2:41:19 PM3584#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3583Eric's Pale Ale Added .5tsp gelatin in .5 cup water. Was still quite a bit pressure on keg so I poured a sample. A tiny bit carbonation. Still very hazy. Still delicious. Set gas at 20 psi. 6/19/2022 2:34:50 PM3583#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3581Eric's Pale Ale Poured another pint. Again, very pressurized. Not as much yeast cloud, but still very hazy. I think the FG fell point from kegging time. Put the keg in the kegerator to let it chill. No CO2 attached yet.6/16/2022 9:51:13 AM3581#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3579Eric's Pale Ale Been sitting at room temp in the keg for the past few days. I took a sample to see how it is progressing. Lots of pressure built up which makes me think maybe there was some more fermentation, but maybe not. Pour was very cloudy. The color is more pale than I think of DPA. The flavor and aroma is very good. I think this will be great once it clarifies. I think after I chill it, I'll add some gelatin. 6/14/2022 12:09:26 PM3579#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Hail Storm Summer Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comment3577Hail Storm Summer Saison Time to start thinking about brewing my Summer Saison.6/13/2022 12:28:57 PM3577#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3574Eric's Pale Ale Tilt at 1.019 and 68 degrees. Since I wanted to use the fermenter tomorrow, I kegged today. Leaving out at room temp to allow beer to finish up for a week. Hydrometer gravity at 1.012. So we're at 5.9% abv. Probably close to final. 6/11/2022 6:56:33 AM3574#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3573Eric's Pale Ale Tilt says 1.027 at 66. Turned off temp control. I think I want to brew a lager this weekend, so I might transfer this to keg early. 6/9/2022 9:20:23 AM3573#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3572Eric's Pale Ale Fermentation took off late afternoon / early evening yesterday and is going strong this morning. Tilt says 1.052 at 64. Will probably take temp control off by end of day. delete6/7/2022 5:45:13 AM3572#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3570Eric's Pale Ale Note ... I believe this is the first time I've used the pump to transfer into the fermentor rather than using gravity. I think I'll make this the normal.6/5/2022 9:05:10 AM3570#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3569Eric's Pale Ale Brew day went well today. OG right on plan. Did have an issue with the GFCI, but was able to overcome. Pitched at 56ish. Just sprinkled yeast into wort. Set controller at 62 for now. 6/5/2022 8:33:46 AM3569#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment3568McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch) Killed the Irish keg. Great beer while it lasted. I'm sure I'll brew this recipe again. Need to brew Eric's Pale soon. 5/31/2022 7:17:42 PM3568#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Eric's Pale Alehttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#comment3567Eric's Pale Ale Bought ingredients today at the Brew Hut. Not sure when I'll brew. 5/29/2022 12:33:33 PM3567#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=199#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3566Boo Berry American Wheat Makes a really good blend with McShepardSons Irish Red. Still a really good beer at two and a half months old. 5/27/2022 4:25:05 PM3566#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3565Colorado Vienna Lager Carbonation pretty good now too. 5/25/2022 8:02:43 PM3565#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3564Colorado Vienna Lager The clarity of this beer is brilliant. Batch 1 never got this clear. Beautiful beer. Carbonation still has a long way to go. Flavor great. 5/24/2022 5:09:17 PM3564#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3563Colorado Vienna Lager Added half a pack of gelatin in a cup of heated water to the keg. Took a pint sample just because. Wonderful flavor.5/20/2022 2:53:02 PM3563#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment3562McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch) Killed the Voss keg. (yes I was day drinking) Luckily, I have Colorado Vienna ready to take its spot.5/19/2022 1:52:16 PM3562#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3561Colorado Vienna Lager Finally kegged today. Tilt still said 1.021, but hydrometer said 1.014. 4.9% ABV. Lighter in color than I remember batch 1 being. Also not as sweet. Great balance. At the moment, I don't have a place to put the keg. Might have to drink up McShepardSon's over the weekend.5/19/2022 11:58:02 AM3561#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment3560McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch) Voss is really clear now. Nice tasting and beautiful looking. 5/12/2022 7:27:37 PM3560#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Boo Berry American Wheathttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#comment3559Boo Berry American Wheat In laws tried some this past weekend. They really seemed to like it. 5/9/2022 12:06:33 PM3559#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=63#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3558Colorado Vienna Lager According to the tilt, SG has not gone down at all. I hope 1.021 isn't my fg because that would be horrible attenuation. Took a sample, and it doesn't taste overly sweet so maybe the tilt is just off. I guess we'll see how it goes. I probably won't be kegging until at least this weekend. 5/9/2022 8:40:44 AM3558#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3557Colorado Vienna Lager Tilt still says 1.021 at 60. Ulugged the pump this morning, so no more temperature control. 5/8/2022 8:33:31 AM3557#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3556Colorado Vienna Lager Tilt says 1.021 at 60f. Bubbling seems to be done. Took sample. Great flavor but lots of trub. Will probably turn off temp control tomorrow. Might keg next weekend. 5/7/2022 6:25:15 PM3556#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3555Colorado Vienna Lager Tilt says 1.036 at 55 degrees. The controller is also at 55. Still bubbling away.5/5/2022 6:53:20 AM3555#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3554Colorado Vienna Lager Bubbling started sometime last night. Tilt at 1.049 and 50 degrees. Set control to 51, and will probably raise another degree before end of day. 5/3/2022 6:03:53 AM3554#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Colorado Vienna Lagerhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#comment3553Colorado Vienna Lager Brew day went well. Up at 5:30 ish pitched yeast at 53 a little after 10 Pre-boil gravity a bit low, so boiled an extra 15 minutes. OG right at 1.051. 5/1/2022 9:10:18 AM3553#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=198#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch)http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#comment3552McShepardSons Irish Ale (double batch) Both these are still tasting great. The Voss keg seems pretty light and might not last much longer. 4/29/2022 4:01:01 PM3552#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=200#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icoComment: on Melting Stream Spring Saisonhttp://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comment3551Melting Stream Spring Saison Yummy. Could use more carbonation, but the flavor is great. 4/29/2022 3:59:37 PM3551#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#commentshttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.icohttp://www.sheppybrew.com/images/beer.ico