SheppyBrew website for SheppyBrew Nano-Brewery.en-usTue, 10 Jun 2003 04:00:00 GMT, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT Brew MasterSheppyComment: day yesterday went well. Pitched at 82 degrees, and put it in my garage. Fermentation took off almost immediately and the temp got up to 91 degrees. This morning, the gravity is already down to 1.024, although the tilt jumps around quite a bit. Temperature was at 88 this morning.8/10/2020 6:47:55 AM2906#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=175#comments Lithuanian Farmhousehttp://www.sheppybrew.comrecipes/recipe.aspx?id=175&d=08_10_2020First beer using a Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast that I got from Great Frontier brewing company.8/10/2020 6:45:00 AM175#recipes/recipe.aspx?id=175-08/10/2020 model killed the keg yesterday evening.8/10/2020 6:42:58 AM2904#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments the keg might brew this again. 8/8/2020 4:47:17 PM2903#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments up the ingredients today. 8/6/2020 4:34:50 PM2902#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=175#comments ingredients today. 8/5/2020 7:41:00 PM2901#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=175#comments like the hop flavor of this beer. 8/5/2020 7:40:29 PM2900#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments a hit at my son's graduation party over the weekend. Probably not a whole lot left. 8/5/2020 7:36:42 PM2899#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments yesterday. Hydrometer reading puts the FG at 1.010. Flavor is awesome, but not very clear at all. Was planning on drinking / sharing this weekend. Not sure that is enough time to clear up.7/29/2020 8:32:12 AM2898#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments has been at 1.009 for the past couple days. Going to call fermentation done. Now I just need a keg. 7/27/2020 8:02:45 AM2897#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments 1.012 at 58. Unplugged the cooling pump. I expect that this beer should be almost done. Maybe another couple points. 7/25/2020 12:41:58 AM2896#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments Your Left a light easy drinking session beer. Sort of has the stats of an ordinary bitter with more of an American twist.7/24/2020 4:23:43 PM173#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173-07/24/2020 Storm Summer Saison a nice refreshing summer saison. Spiciness of the yeast and saaz hops. No actual spices added. Just water malt hops yeast. 7/24/2020 3:32:11 PM92#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92-07/24/2020 1.014 57. Set to 58. Will probably stop cooling by end of day. 7/24/2020 6:48:21 AM2895#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments says 1.017 at 56. Moving temp up another degree.7/23/2020 5:53:37 PM2894#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments session beer. I'd sort of like to rebrew this with longer mash, whirlflock and less Calcium Chloride.7/23/2020 5:49:07 PM2893#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments out of tap has been fairly low. Popped open keg, took out hop sleeve, ran brush through dip tube, and put filter on tube. Flow improved, but foamy. Will let it settle some and try again. Yummy hop flavors. Probably have about 1 to 1.5 gallons left. 7/23/2020 1:31:28 PM2892#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments 1.023. 55. Raised set point to 56. 7/23/2020 6:10:44 AM2891#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments ... 1.028. 55. Setting Anvil to 55. 7/22/2020 2:50:45 PM2890#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments says 1.030, 54. Anvil turned up another degree to 54. 7/22/2020 6:00:51 AM2889#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments says 1.039 at 53. Anvil still at 52. Raising 1 degree to 53. 7/21/2020 6:04:51 AM2888#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments day went well yesterday after getting the starter and mash going. Wind died down and didn't affect the boil. Got to exactly 1.047. Yeast was pitched by 10AM. Anvil cooled to 48 by end of night, but rose overnight to 53. Changed ice and set to 52. Tilt 1.045 at 56. Starting to see a little bubbling in air lock. 7/20/2020 6:52:08 AM2887#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments taste side-by-side with 1554. Now, has a much thicker, creamer, longer lasting head than 1554. Perhaps a more smooth creamy flavor, but not sure I'd pick that up in blind triangle. Probably not. The important thing ... Yummy beer. ??7/19/2020 4:29:05 PM2886#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments day today started slow. Had to get a starter going. Challenge getting strike water right. Windy. Things going good now. 7/19/2020 4:16:19 AM2885#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments 1.010 FG. LIke the color, but not real clear. Nice hop presence. Water may be a bit of a mineral flavor. Seems like it will be a nice beer at 3.3% ABV.7/18/2020 7:42:18 AM2884#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments is fine now. Beer is ready to drink and delicious. ??7/17/2020 2:23:30 PM2883#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments to be done. Love the color. Will keg soon. 7/16/2020 8:26:47 AM2882#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments much no kraussen or airlock movement. There are tiny co2 bubbles rising through the beer, though. 72 degrees. I'm wishing I put in the tilt in this one. 7/15/2020 9:48:58 AM2881#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments already slowing down. Temp strip says 72. 7/14/2020 7:34:11 AM2880#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments day yesterday went quick. Done by 8am. Fermentation going today. 64 degrees. 7/13/2020 5:56:49 AM2879#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments day tomorrow. 7/11/2020 5:51:47 PM2878#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=173#comments to Grist's version tonight. Still think mine is my favorite, but Grist is my 2nd favorite. 7/11/2020 5:51:13 PM2877#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments the side-by-side with 1554. Honestly not sensing anything different. Great beer. ??7/11/2020 5:49:21 PM2876#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments gone. So delicious. Really no blackberry ... But I'm not sure that is a bad thing. 7/11/2020 5:47:54 PM2875#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments know I just brewed this ... but I want to get it on tap again for my son's graduation party. Hope I have enough time.7/10/2020 11:18:11 AM2874#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=127#comments a sample. Delicious. Maybe not as hoppy as I remember, but that is ok. Carbonation not right yet. Bumped up the psi in kegerator to about 20psi.7/10/2020 11:10:20 AM2873#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments 1.004 FG. Sample tasted exactly how I would expect this beer to taste. Yum ??7/7/2020 4:59:39 PM2872#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments has been at 1.006 for the past couple days, so I think this one is done. I have an empty keg. Probably be kegging by end of week. 7/7/2020 7:39:06 AM2871#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments says 1.006 at 69 degrees. 7/5/2020 7:58:51 PM2869#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments This is ready to do a side-by-side with 1554. Yummy. 7/5/2020 5:59:37 PM2868#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments says 1.011 at 71 degrees. No bubbling currently. The Beer looks fairly clear, although there is still a pretty signifucant layer of kraussen. 7/1/2020 10:21:40 AM2866#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments progress on the fermentation. Tilt says 1.031 at 72 degrees. 6/29/2020 7:48:48 AM2865#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments almost there. Delicious beer. Hit another burst of co2. Might have to try side-by-side with 1554 soon ??6/28/2020 5:05:02 PM2863#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments yummy tonight ?? Had Green Moutain's version yesterday. I still like mine the best of all the versions I've tried ?? Fruity hops with the right amount of backbone bitterness ?? Man, I'm good. 6/28/2020 5:02:24 PM2862#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments signs of fermentation before 5pm. Tilt says 1.043 at 66 degrees. 6/28/2020 4:35:28 PM2861#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments brew, bbq, and bike day. 1.051 OG. Done before 10am. 6/28/2020 11:41:11 AM2860#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=92#comments Black Ale by New Belgium Brewery's 1554, but it is not really the same at all. But, I love this beer. It has a nice citrusy hop flavor in a black chocolate backbone.6/28/2020 4:19:34 AM16#/recipes/blackhawk.aspx-06/28/2020 a pint "sample". Nice beer. Needs more carbonation, but it is exactly how I "pictured" the taste to be. So guuud. I'm looking forward to trying with 1554. 6/26/2020 1:21:19 PM2859#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments FG 1.012. Yummy. 6/24/2020 9:04:28 PM2858#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments is done and I have an empty keg. Will keg soon. Tilt says 1.014 at 69 degrees. Earlier in the week, the gravity was actually down to 1.011. Not sure why tilt thinks the gravity rose. 6/24/2020 7:24:04 AM2857#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments Storm Summer Saison (archive) 6:41:27 AM109#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=109-06/22/2020 keg camping, and it blew on first night. Bummer. Delicious beer, though. Will have to make it again. 6/22/2020 4:29:30 AM2856#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments to untappd 9:33:29 AM2855#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments says 1.014 at 68 degrees. Bubbling is pretty slow. I expect I'll keg as soon as one empties, but that might be awhile. 6/18/2020 7:21:51 AM2853#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments night, I forgot to switch out the water bottle and this morning, the temperature showed 67. I was planning to let it rise after today anyway, so it is ok. Tilt says 1.017 at 66. 6/17/2020 6:38:47 AM2852#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments night, I forgot to switch out the water bottle and this morning, the temperature showed 67. I was planning to let it rise after today anyway, so it is ok. Tilt says 1.017 at 66. 6/17/2020 6:38:25 AM2851#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments got my Colorado Strong tee shirt today. Poured myself a small glass. Carbonation seems about right. Still hazy. Beautiful gold beer. Nice citrus hops.6/16/2020 2:29:41 PM2850#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments says 1.029 60 degrees. Still bubbling. 6/16/2020 6:34:45 AM2849#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments early morning today. Tilt says 1.050 at 60 degrees. Anvil at 59. 6/15/2020 6:05:03 AM2848#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments day today. Realized that I had not made starter, so I did it today. 1.060 og. Pitched at 58. Not sure if I got benefit of starter or not. 6/14/2020 11:51:56 AM2846#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments ... Doesn't look like a spotted cow. Very clear and darker in color. Love the flavor, though. Next time I make this, I'll probably remove midnight wheat. 6/13/2020 3:20:01 PM2845#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments a pint. Love the flavor. Not clear and needs more carbonation. Just needs a little more time. ??6/13/2020 2:29:28 PM2844#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments along with the rest of the dry hops. 1.010 FG exactly on the plan. Hazy. Delicious. I think this will be my favorite of the Colorado Strong beers.6/12/2020 3:55:56 PM2843#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments blew. Now I have a keg to put Colorado Strong into. 6/11/2020 8:13:34 PM2840#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments up ingredients yesterday. Brew day Sunday. 6/11/2020 7:01:00 AM2838#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=16#comments've sort of been neglecting this with all the other great beers I have on tap. At this point, it is Crystal clear and delicious. I still think a little more hop flavor would make it better, the Beer Model says no. I'm ok with it as is. Nice pleasant easy drinking ale with a touch of nuttiness and and a subtle fruity yeast flavor that I can't quit describe, but very much enjoy. 6/6/2020 3:41:09 PM2835#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=2#comments the keg. 6/5/2020 7:39:42 PM2834#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments side by side. Foothills is actually clearer than Odell IPA now. Color is really close, although foothills might be just a touch darker. Flavor is closer now than I remember last time I tasted them side by side. Carbonation on Odell IPA is higher, and head is bigger and longer lasting. I think the Foothills keg is close to empty. 6/5/2020 2:29:47 PM2833#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments has slowed down quite a bit, but still lots of kraussen. I added half the dry hops. 6/5/2020 12:25:06 PM2832#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments Not much blackberry. But I really like the simplicity of of French Saison in a pretty basic malty bill. This is what I think saison should be ??6/4/2020 8:18:15 PM2831#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments blow off tube does have kraussen. Not sure it is still needed, but I'll leave it in for a bit. Beer is bubbling away. Strip says 66. 6/3/2020 7:00:07 AM2830#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments in blow off tube just in case. 6/1/2020 8:34:54 AM2829#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments active fermentation this morning with the temp strip reading around 65. 6/1/2020 6:05:35 AM2827#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments day today. Got started a bit later than my usual. Everything went well. OG right at the planned 1.055. 5/31/2020 8:26:16 AM2826#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments starter today. Brew day tomorrow. Picked up JoyRide's version in a crowler today. Locavore has released their version. 5/30/2020 4:29:00 PM2825#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=172#comments nice. Have to really search for the blackberry. Wouldn't find it without knowing it was in there. But, I love this beer. Nice and simple. Delicious. 5/29/2020 3:42:17 PM2824#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments, my little CO2 tank ran out, and pressure in this keg was pretty low. So, I topped off the pressure from my kegerator CO2 tank. Moving the keg stirred up trub and the beer become very hazy until it settled. I think if I do this beer again, I might shoot for a clearer beer.5/26/2020 10:52:23 AM2821#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments a pint. BlackBerry is pretty subtle, but enough to add some character to make to base not as 1 dimenitial as I feared. I like it. 5/23/2020 4:19:15 PM2820#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments today with blackberry flavoring. FG 1.003. Sample was very dry. Not much to it without any flavor / aroma hops. Hoping the blackberry makes the beer more interesting. I guess we'll see. Chilling in the beer fridge right now.5/22/2020 6:28:25 AM2818#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments blew tonight. Can now fill it with another saison. ??5/21/2020 8:05:58 PM2816#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comments delicious. Getting towards the end of this keg. Need the keg for BlackBerry saison, so that is ok. 5/19/2020 7:06:55 PM2813#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105#comments this would have a little more carbonation. Certainly darker than Spotted Cow. Love the flavor. Wish I had Spotted Cow to see how close it tastes. 5/19/2020 3:34:52 PM2812#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments yummy. ?? Shook in CO2. 30 psi for 4 or 5 songs. 5/17/2020 12:36:13 PM2807#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments a pour from the keg. Love the flavor. Need to shake co2 into solution. Would like to see a little less cloudiness. Delicious ??5/16/2020 4:16:32 PM2805#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments comparison. Foothills clarified a lot over the past couple days. Visually almost exact. My flavor notes are still accurate. 5/16/2020 3:59:58 PM2804#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments to Odell. My beer has similar hop flavor to Odell, but more fruity and less bitter. Color about the same, but not as clear (yet). My malt flavor is a bit more delicious, but not as dry. Happy with this beer. 5/15/2020 12:38:00 AM2802#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments says 1.006 at 69 degrees. Still cloudy with some kraussen. Not sure when a keg will open up, so this will go awhile more I think. 5/13/2020 9:20:57 AM2801#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments Not sure if this actually matches Spotted Cow, but this is exactly what I imagined this beer should be. Might be a bit dark in color, but flavor is perfect. 1.008. 5/12/2020 6:59:09 PM2800#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments should have been more patient, but I've been drinking. Yummy, but needs carbonation. The gelatin has not cleared it up completely. Putting in kegerator. Adding 2nd group of dry hops in the keg.5/10/2020 4:25:40 PM2799#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments says 1.036. 66 degrees. Bubbling away. 5/10/2020 7:42:02 AM2798#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments to high 70s and then let sit while I went to give blood. Fermentation was going by afternoon. Tilt says 1.045, 66. 5/9/2020 5:42:53 PM2797#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments day today. Got started real early and got boil done before 7. Had high pre-boil gravity and lessened boil to adjust. Also skipped the yeast nutrient because of the amount of active yeast I have seems ridiculous. OG 1.055. 5/9/2020 6:09:52 AM2792#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments it go through the day cooled to 65. Then turned off cooling pump. 5/8/2020 7:33:30 PM2791#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments ingredients yesterday. Making yeast starter today. Brewing tomorrow?5/8/2020 12:22:56 PM2790#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=170#comments gelatin to beer. Shot of CO2. 5/8/2020 12:14:29 PM2789#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments FG right at 1.012. Compared sample with Odell ipa. Of course Foothills was warm while Odells was cold, but they don't taste the same right now. Foothills is not as bitter and also doesn't quite match the hop flavor. The malt backbone is drier and has a biscuit flavor that I prefer. The hop presence is not quite there, but I have another round of dry hop to add. My color looks like it will be a bit lighter once it clarifies. Going to chill and then add geletin. After geletin, I'll add the last of the dry hops. 5/7/2020 6:17:57 PM2788#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments pretty much stopped. Set the controller to 65. Will probably just remove temp control tomorrow. 5/6/2020 6:32:44 AM2787#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments sure I had some gelatin. Tilt 1.012. 69. Hoping to keg soon. 5/5/2020 7:26:08 AM2786#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=168#comments slowing down. Set the anvil controller to 64. 5/5/2020 7:24:14 AM2785#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments is going well. Rather than ice right into the cooler, I'm putting bottles filled with ice in. This seems to be holding 60 degrees real well. Going to rise the temp to 62 today.5/4/2020 9:25:46 AM2784#/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=169#comments