Category Archives: Homebrewing

Brewing High Gravity Beers: My Presentation @ the WHALES November Meeting

   Soon after moving to New Jersey from New York City I joined the award winning WHALES homebrew club and was eager to get to know the New Jersey homebrewing scene. So when I found out about the Motown Mash … Continue reading

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Split Batch Recipe and Review: B.I.TS. Saison and IPA

After an almost four month hiatus from homebrewing due to the birth of my daughter I decided to brew two 5 gallon batches from one grain bill, an IPA and a saison. To make each of them unique I chose … Continue reading

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Smooth Transition Stout: Recipe and Tasting Notes

 While it is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers to drink alcoholic beverages there are studies that say drinking stouts (dark beers) and consuming brewers yeast can increase milk supply. In turn, I set out to brew a tongue in cheek lower gravity stout that my wife and … Continue reading

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First Fruits Quadrupel: Recipe and Review

Better late than never right? To celebrate the birth of my first child I brewed a Belgian Quadrupel with hopes of brewing it annually in honor of her birthdays. In turn, after 3 months of adjusting to being a parent and … Continue reading

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Follow Up: My NYC Apartment’s Brewing Constraints.

Before I get into the topics that I’d like to cover in this post I’d like to thank those that checked out yesterday’s Homebrew Wednesday blog post, especially those who followed the link that I posted in the homebrewing sub-reddit. … Continue reading

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HIBC Brewer’s Log: Where do I stand in terms of brewing my favorite beer styles?

Over the past two years I’ve brewed more consistently than in my first four years of homebrewing due to my finally taking the necessary steps to purchase my own brewing equipment (rather than brewing with friends who had more space … Continue reading

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The “New England Style” IPA: Four IPAs from Trillium Brewing Company

Watch out West Coast IPA brewers! New England breweries are now brewing the latest and greatest hop-gasmic beers. Now, you may ask…What’s different about these New England IPAs and pale ales? Simply put, they’ve moved away from the west coast … Continue reading

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