Best Bitter

Codename : Mountain Portage Best Bitterthorpe Continuing along with the tradition assorted English bitters, this is a low gravity, malty, easy drinking ale. I was running low on base malts, so this one is a bit of a helter-skelter of barley to make it happen. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/category/breowanthorpe/ Ingredients 11 oz Maris Otter malt 8 oz Munich II malt...

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Dunk ‘n’ Spargethorpe

Codename : Dunk & Sparge Exbeeriment When I started down the path with small batch brewing, I went through a step called sparging, pouring water through the bag of grain at the end of the mash to extract more sugar to be converted to alcohol. I did my own research, it is a time hounored technique in brewing. Before I...

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Irish Red Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Red Alethorpe Switching to a different part of the isles, this ale selection focuses on an Irish style red ale. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/category/breowanthorpe/ Ingredients 1 lb 7 oz Maris Otter malt 2 oz Caramel malt (120L) 2 oz Caramel malt (30L) 1 oz Rye malt 0.10 oz Northdown hops at 60 minutes 0.20 oz East...

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Dark Mild

Codename : Mountain Portage Dark Mildthorpe Keeping with the theme of British style ales, this is a simple low gravity beer, commonly referred to as a session ale. I decided to do this with just a single hop throughout the boil. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/category/breowanthorpe/ Ingredients 1 lb 5 oz Maris Otter malt 1 oz Caramel malt (120L) 0.7 oz...

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American Amber Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Honey Amber Alethorpe For Fathers’s Day this year, I got Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes from my family. I had most of the ingredients in stock, with some minor substitutions. So I adapted this one for the Mountain Portage series. Recipe inspiration : https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/359890/home-brew-beer-by-greg-hughes/9781465487377 Ingredients 1 lb 14 oz Maris Otter malt 4 oz Amber...

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Wild Rice Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Juniper Wild Rice Ale This is part of my ongoing efforts to vary the recipe, base and specialty malts are only there to justify the flavour of the wild rice. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/wild-rice/ Ingredients 1 lb Maris Otter Malt 5 oz rolled oats 2 oz roasted barley 1 oz black malt 4 oz cooked wild...

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British Brown Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Brown Alethorpe In the ongoing Mountain Portage series of beer, this is a do over on my Old Brown Shoe, I cheated by adding brown sugar to bring the ABV up previously. This one is what that one should have been. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/2022/03/british-brown-ale/ Ingredients 1 lb 12 oz Maris Otter malt 2 oz Caramel...

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Blonde Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Blonde Alethorpe Just like my last Blonde Ale, this simple recipe was chosen to fine tune my brewing style, as I have switched to using a propane stove outdoors.  Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/2022/04/blonde-ale/ Ingredients 1 Lb 10 oz Maris Otter Malted Barley 2 oz Munich II (9L) 1 oz Rye Malt 0.2 oz East Kent Golding...

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German Leichtbier

Codename : Mountain Portage Leichtbierdorf This recipe had been prepared to use up most remaining stock, so it is a helter-skelter of ingredients. I drafted it in the app, found out it was a very close match to a German Leichtbier, so I adjusted the proportions to get what you see below. Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/helter-skelter/ Ingredients 1 lb pilsner...

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Wild Rice Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Wild Rice Ale I have returned to another wild rice ale. This one had been prepared to use up most remaining stock, so it is a helter-skelter of ingredients. Since I have brewed this one at Kakabeka Falls, the name is a tribute to the voyageurs who had to get their canoe and gear past the...

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