American Brown Ale

Codename : Westfort Winter Warmer For Fathers’s Day this year, I got Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes from my family. I adapted this Brown Ale from his recipe. While the ale recipe is anticipated to be 5.8% ABV, the addition of 1 oz of spiced vodka will bump it up to an estimated 7% ABV. Recipe inspiration : https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/359890/home-brew-beer-by-greg-hughes/9781465487377 Ingredients...

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Old Ale

Codename : Westfort Old Man Winter Alethorpe I never knew that Old Ale existed as a standard until I was randomly adjusting recipes, trying to create a strong British ale. It fits in with what many might consider a Winter Beer. The title loosely ripped off from the classic song by Neil Young, Old Man. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/category/breowanthorpe/ Ingredients...

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Imperial Stout

Codename : Ukrainian Imperial Stouthorpe I have slowly been building up to an Imperial Stout since I started home brewing. Back in April, when I was researching , I discovered the Victory Beer Series from Pravda Brewing in Lviv, Ukraine. I scaled down the recipe, and altered a few ingredients for what I had in inventory. Recipe inspiration  https://www.pravda.beer/en/victory-beer-series-from-lviv-ukraine/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PA2SUfupaBFY5R9iMimWUZJA-rKqlhV9/edit?rtpof=true#gid=1964382142...

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Spent Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Codename : Ordinary Bitter Spent Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Once the beer has been steeped, what does one do with the spent grain? Make cookies! Recipe Inspiration : http://www.omnomicon.com/spent-grain-cookies Ingredients 1/3 C peanut butter 2 tbsp melted butter 1 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 ½ C spent grain 2 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2...

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Spent Grain Raisin Cookies

Codename : Ordinary Bitter Spent Grain Raisin Cookies. Once the beer has been steeped, what does one do with the spent grain? Make cookies! Recipe Inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/cookies/ Ingredients 1/3 C butter, softened 1/3 C shortening, softened 2/3 C brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 ½ C spent grain 2 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2...

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Ordinary Bitter

Codename : Westfort Ordinary Bitterthorpe This recipe was chosen to keep things simple, as I was adjusting my water requirements for brewing. If things didn’t work out, it was a low commitment to malts. Spoiler alert, things worked the way I wanted, and the raw product was delicious. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/bitter/ Ingredients 1 lb 1 oz Maris Otter malt 2.5...

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Oatmeal Stout

Codename : Westfort Pas St. Ambroise (2022) Back mid/late 2000s, I discovered McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout while I was in Ottawa, it has been a mainstay of my beer consumption almost every trip into la Belle Province. Between the vital stats they list on their site, plus finding an enthusiast’s cloned recipe online, I have tried to emulate my...

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English Porter

Codename : Westfort Brown Porterthorpe For Fathers’s Day this year, I got Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes from my family. I adapted this English Porter from his Brown Porter recipe. Recipe inspiration : https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/359890/home-brew-beer-by-greg-hughes/9781465487377 Ingredients 1 lb 10 oz Maris Otter malt 2.2 oz Crystal Dark (1ooL) 1.6 oz Brown malt (75L) 1 oz Chocolate malt (444L) 0.10 oz...

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Scottish Export

Codename : Mountain Portage Scottish Alethorpe Completing my tour of the British Isles with a Scottish style ale. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/category/breowanthorpe/ Ingredients 1 lb 10 oz Maris Otter malt 4 oz Amber malt (38L) 1 oz Caramel malt (120L) o.5 oz Chocolate malt (3ooL) 0.10 oz East Kent Golding hops at 60 minutes 0.10 oz East Kent Golding hops...

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Irish Extra Stout

Codename : Mountain Portage Bog Hoppier Stouthorpe Returning to a stout, in this case, an Irish Extra Stout. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/stout/ Ingredients 1 lb 14 oz Maris Otter malt 3.5 oz Chocolate malt 2 oz Torrified wheat 0.5 oz Roasted Barley 0.30 oz East Kent Golding hops at 60 minutes 0.30 oz East Kent Golding hops at 10 minutes...

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