Chop & Brew – Episode 32: Brewing with New Hop Varieties

Full-length “Brewing with New Hop Varieties” presentation by Nathan Smith (DOZE, Brewing Network) from the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Nathan introduces us to some of his favorite new hop varieties, discusses his split-batch process for test-brewing with new hops, and shares some of the tasty results. [Original postdate: November 6, 2014]

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Chop & Brew – Episode 31: P. Berry’s Batch 1,000

In this special episode of Chop & Brew, we visit long-time homebrewer P. Berry Dove in Austin, TX and hang out while he brews his 1,000th batch of homebrew. P. Berry tells about his experiences in a hobby that has spanned more than 40 years including why how we started, why he prefers partial mash brewing and bottling his beer, and why he likes his beer. Grab a pint, sit back and enjoy! [Original postdate: October 2, 2014]
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P. Berry’s Batch 1,000 and 1,002 Homebrew Recipes
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P. Berry’s Batch 1,000 and 1,002 Homebrew Recipes

After shooting the upcoming “Chop & Brew – Episode 31: P. Berry’s Batch 1,000″ P. Berry was kind enough to share his recipes for this partial mash homebrews – Batch 1,000 and Batch 1,002 – for anyone who was interested in trying them at home. Cheers, P. Berry!

Batch 1000: California Blonde
SG: 1.078
FG: 1.018
Approx ABV: 7.9%
P. Berry originally brewed this beer Nov. 24, 2013 and bottled Dec 15, 2013

Grains (steeped in three gallons 150F water for 30 minutes)
2 lbs Pale Ale
0.5 lb Crystal 20 L
0.5 lb Carapils

Remove grains. Stir in malt extract.

Malt Extract:
7 lb Extra Pale LME
3 lb Extra Light DME

Bring to a boil. Add hops.

2 oz Columbus (17%AA) @ 60 min
2 oz Cascade (6.9%AA) @ 10 min

Chill wort with ice bath (the P. Berry way!) or with immersion chiller to mid-60s. Pitch yeast.

White Labs 001 California Ale

Replaced the caramunich with 20l, less 2 lb lme and used California ale.
You can see 1000 was a bit stronger than 1002. Even though 1000′s SG and FG were lower, it finished out a few points lower at about .3% higher!

Batch 1,002: Strong British Brown
This is the beer P. Berry brewed in the actual Episode 31: a strong British Brown Ale, a full-bodied, rich-flavored brew.
SG: 1.086
FG: 1.028
ABV: 7.6%
Originally brewed on Dec. 14, 2013. Bottled Jan. 4, 2014
Aged very smooth in 4-5 months

2 lbs Pale Ale
0.5lb Caramunich
0.5lb Carapils

Malt Extract:
9 lbs Extra Pale LME
3 lbs Extra Light DME

2 oz Columbus (17.0%AA)
2 oz Cascade (6.9%AA)

Liquid Yeast:
White Labs 005 British Ale

SG: 1.086
FG: 1.028
7.6% Approx ABV
Bottled 4 January 2014.
Aged very smooth in 4-5 months.
My last batches have been Belgians and Trappist Ales.
I hope to continue brewing for some time, it’s been a very rewarding hobby for over 40+ years!