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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
Two Christmas Songs by P. Berry Dove
Austin Homebrew Supply
Rogness Brewing Company
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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!

Rhubarb Saison

Rhubarb Saison Homebrew Recipe

Recipe for a Rhubarb Saison as seen brewed and sampled in Chop & Brew – Episode 30. Thanks to Robert Cone for sharing his recipe with the people.

Brhubarb Saison (hehehehe)
5 gallon batch
OG – 1.042
FG – 1.009

8lbs pilsner malt
1lb white wheat
0.5 lb carvienne 20.
Dough in around 120F.
Raise heat to 148-150F.
Mash/Rest 60 min

1 oz of both Kent Goldings and Willamette at the start of the boil
1 oz Kent goldings and 1 lb rhubarb at 20 minutes left in the boil.

Kill flame at 0 min. Cool wort. Add 1 lb rhubarb in primary fermenter. Pitch Belgian Saison Wyeast 3724. Ferment 10 days.
Rack to second fermenter with 2 lbs rhubarb. Let rest for about 2 weeks.