Foreign Extra Stout

Codename : Westfort Export Stouthorpe In my ongoing attempts to brew more stouts, and try more stout styles, I have arrived on a foreign extra stout. In the older British tradition it was brewed a little stronger for the export market, and tended to be a little hoppier. Recipe inspiration : Ingredients 2 lbs 7 oz Maris Otter malt...

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English IPA

Codename : Westfort Pig Dog IPA Doing an English IPA has been in the pipeline for a while now, this will will be dry hopped. The clever name is an hommage to Monty Python’s “Holy Grail”, the exchange between the French sentry and King Arthur. 🇫🇷💨🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Recipe inspiration : Ingredients 2 lbs Maris Otter malt (3.8L) 2.5 oz Rye malt...


Sweet Stout

Codename : Westfort Milk Stouthorpe As I have covered off most of the stout styles I enjoy drinking, it was time to try a milk stout, also known as a sweet stout. Introducing some lactose sugar sweetens the profile of the stout, while not contributing to the fermentable sugars. Recipe inspiration : Ingredients 1 lbs 13 oz Maris Otter malt...

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British Strong Ale

Codename : Westfort Heart of Oak Alethorpe While researching recipe ideas, I discovered the notion of adding oak chips to a beer after it has completed the first week of fermentation. The title is loosely inspired by the song Heart of Oak, an anthem used by many Commonwealth navies. Recipe inspiration : Ingredients 2 lbs 10 oz Maris Otter...

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Irish Stout

Codename : Westfort Irish Stouthorpe After all the stouts I have brewed, it was about time to do a regular Irish Stout. Recipe inspiration : Ingredients 1 lbs 5 oz Maris Otter malt 2.2 oz Roasted barley (488L) 2 oz Torrified wheat 1.5 oz Chocolate malt (325L) 1 oz Crystal malt (67L) 0.10 oz Cascade hops at 60 minutes...

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Oatmeal Stout

Codename : Westfort Cocoa Oatmeal Stouthorpe This is a do over on my first chocolate oatmeal stout. Back then I made rookie mistakes, I am still making them. Despite the fact I had a recipe properly composed, I added 5x the amount of cocoa powder. Oops. It will be interesting to see how this one works out. Recipe inspiration : Chocolate...

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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 : 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 : Ingredients...


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

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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 : Ingredients 1/3 C peanut butter 1/3 C milk 2 tbsp melted butter 1 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 ½ C spent grain 2 C flour 1 tsp...

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