In August of 2000, I started brewing my own beer. This beer I like to call Dog's Butt Beer. So far I have only brewed two batches of beer and two batches of root beer, but I have big plans to make more!!!
The brewery consists of a 16 quart (4 gallon) brew kettle (large aluminum pot) where the ingredients are combined and boiled for 1 hour, a 6.5 gallon plastic primary fermentation vessel, a 5 gallon glass secondary fermentation vessel, a 6.5 gallon plastic bottling bucket, some siphon equipment, bottles, caps, and a bottle capper, and that's about it. Recently I have added a jet spray bottle washer, which works wonders on cleaning the bottles, a large plastic agitating device (commonly known as a spoon), and a wort aerator (a fish pump with tubing and an air stone). In the near future, I plan on adding a wort chiller and a bottle drying tree. When these are completed, I will post the plans to this page.
Below you will find samples of my recipes and methods, along with the labels that I have affixed to the bottles of the beers I've made. I hope you enjoy!!! I know I do whenever possible.
American Light Ale (all gone)
|Santa Amber (all gone)|
|Puppy's Butt Root Beer (all gone)|
|Pappy O'Grady's Real Bark Root Beer (3 bottles left)|
|Moon Halo Mead (March 2001)|
|Chihuahua Cream Ale (April 2001)|
|Easy E's Rock Apple Brew (October 2001)|
|Captain Barley's Steam Brew (Bottled January 2002)|
|[NO LABEL]||Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (February 2002)|
|Puppy's Butt Root Beer III (March 2002)|
|[NO LABEL]||Honeymoon Dry Mead (Spring 2002)|
|[NO LABEL]||Raspberry Pale Ale (Spring 2002)|
|[NO LABEL]||Vanilla Cream Ale (Spring/Summer 2002)|
|American Homebrewer's Association|
|Mead Made Easy|
|Brew Your Own - Home Brewing Magazine|
|The Frugal Home Brewer (where I get my beer stuff)|
|Lee's Brewer - Great software tools and help for making beer|
|Homebrew Adventures - Supplies and Info|
|The Homebrew Experience|