The idea for this orange clove witbier came to me while thinking about what type of winter holiday beer I was going to do. I had just finished my pumpkin rye for the fall, and needed something for winter. I wanted to do something spicy and aromatic. When you were kids, did you ever stick a bunch of cloves into oranges and hang them around the house as air fresheners during Christmas?
These are my most common homebrewing mistakes. Nothing too big, but they are things that can definitely affect the final product. It’s definitely not a good idea to stress about these minor issues, because is the end, we are trying to make beer we like to drink, not just hit temp and gravity targets!
But in the same breath, there’s no reason to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I will continue to brew, and try to improve my craft.
A Pumpkin Beer, Without All The Pie Ask anyone how to do a pumpkin beer and they will tell you two things Add pumpkin spice and other spicy fall flavors You can’t get any pumpkin flavor using pumpkin in the mash I hope to dispel the myths that the best pumpkin beers are made this […]
I’m getting ready to make a chocolate bock recipe which is loosely based on the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock from their Winter Seasonal pack. To tell you the truth, I’ve never had a bock, nor have I had the Sam Adams chocolate bock. But my brother likes it, and I didn’t have any other ideas […]
To be completely honest, I never had a bock before I made this, and I’ve never actually had a Sam Adams chocolate bock. But I’ve heard really good things about them from several people, and decided to make my own Chocolate Bock. It’s a mix of recipes I found online, beer software, and some of my own inspiration.