My Adventures in Homebrewing

New to Home beer making? Well so am I, join me as I talk about my new adventure in life and have a beer, or two , along the way.

Baltic Porter

September 19th, 2021

Hey Folks so we're talking about one of my Favourite beer styles the Baltic Porter.

Porter is a style of beer that was developed in London, England, in the early 18th century. It was well-hopped and dark in appearance owing to the use of brown malt. The name originated from its popularity with street and river porters.

The popularity of porter was significant, and it became the first beer style to be brewed across the world, and production had commenced in Ireland, North America, Sweden, and Russia by the end of the 18th century. The history of stout and porter are intertwined. The name "stout", used for a dark beer, came about because strong porters were marketed as "stout porter", later was shortened to just stout. Guinness Extra Stout was originally called "Extra Superior Porter" and was not given the name "Extra Stout" until 1840.Today, the terms are used by different breweries almost interchangeably to describe dark beers, and the two styles have more in common than in distinction.

Baltic porter is a version of imperial stout that originated in the Baltic region in the 19th century. Imperial stouts exported from Britain in the 18th century were popular in the countries around the Baltic Sea, and were recreated locally using local ingredients and brewing traditions. Early versions were warm fermented until the late 19th century, when many breweries began to brew their porter with cool fermentation, so are technically lagers. Baltic porters typically have a minimum gravity of 18° plato and a high alcohol content, even over 10% ABV. They are produced in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. Baltic porter is a specialty of many Polish breweries, with the country's oldest being produced by Żywiec in 1881.Finland's Sinebrychoff has been brewing Baltic porters in Helsinki since the 1860s,while Estonia's Põhjala is a newcomer specialising in barrel-aged porters.In Denmark the word "porter" is synonymous with "imperial stout"and Wiibroe's Baltic porter (now brewed by Carlsberg) is known by both names. Porter was brewed in Germany from 1853 until 1990, when production ceased in East Germany after reunification. In 1998, the Hoepfner brewery of Karlsruhe resumed production of an old recipe. It was followed by other brewers such as Neuzeller Kloster Brewery and Bergquell Brewery who brew an 8% abv Baltic porter.

Baltic Porter Day, started in Poland in 2016 by Marcin Chmielarz, is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of January.

https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1193996/baltic-porter

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Schwarzbier

September 9th, 2021

This has to be one of my favourite beers, not cause it looks like a stout , but because it is full of flavour.

Schwarzbier basically means black beer. There is evidence that points to a similar evolution to a dunkel, yes they are both a dark or black lager but the characteristics of the Schwarzbier is more in line of an English Porter.

In a glass, Schwarzbier looks much like a British dark ale, but looks can be deceiving. Schwarzbier, unlike a British ale, has a clean lager taste that leaves next to no perception of fruitiness on the palate. Instead, Schwarzbier produces very mild, almost bittersweet, notes of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. This week on the podcast I'll be talking about this great beer! https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1001722/may-the-schwarz-be-with-you

https://escarpmentlabs.com/collections/homebrew/products/biergarten-lager-homebrew

 

Brewer’s Friend App with Mark Price

August 21st, 2021

A bit late but I think this may be worth the wait. Hey Folks so most of you know that I like and use Brewers Friend software. To me this is the most user friend program out there with all kinds of support. So this week we talk with Mark price from Brewers Friend about the new app that is coming on line in the future that will replace the existing one.Brewer's Friend App with Mark Price

Spike Brewing with Ryan Oxton

August 9th, 2021
Hey All,
A b it let getting this episode out but I think its worth the wait.
Ryan Oxton from Spike Brewing is backing talking with us about the amazing products they have!
Check them out at https://spikebrewing.com
Facebook: @SpikeBrewingEq
instagram: spikebrewin

Beer Geek Handbook Author Patrick Dawson

July 30th, 2021

So a short story,

When I was looking at getting back into home brewing I was on vacation in Prince Edward County here in Ontario Canada and wanted to learn as much as I could.

While in one of the local towns book store I found this really cool book called "The Beer Geek Handbook", man was this an awesome find!

So This week we talk with Patrick Dawson Author of this informative and hilarious book. Please take the time and give this book a read.

You can find it on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.ca/Beer-Geek-Handbook-Living-Ruled/dp/161212531X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+beer+geek+handbook&qid=1627698072&sr=8-1

 

LIVE WITH THE BREWTUBERS

July 17th, 2021

So I'm really excited to have done my first live show with the guys from the brewtubers!

These guys are a wealth of knowledge and are the group to go to if your looking to be apart of a great club with a welcoming vibe!

If you have questions send them to me @ myadventuresinhombrewing@gmail.com

Berliner Weisse with Horst Dornbusch

July 9th, 2021

Hey Folks,

 

So I had the absolute pleasure of having Horst come back and talk about the history of one om favourite beers the Berliner Weisse.

Lots of cool history and facts about the beer and lots of laughs were had!

 

Beer sure to check out Horst's websites 

https://www.cerevisiacommunications.com

https://www.horstdornbusch.com

 

Trends in bear gear with Zack Weinberg of Toronto Brewing

July 2nd, 2021

So this week I get to talk with the owner operator of the Toronto Brewing Homebrew supply Store Zack Weinberg.

There have been a lot of changes in the equipment that we use and some are great and some not so much, but that also depends on what your looking for.

SO have a listen and check these guys out.

 

https://torontobrewing.ca

Fruit Beer with Woodshed Brewing Co Dennis Pynn

June 25th, 2021

Hey Folks,

So this week we talk about fruit beers.

Right now during the summer the trends seem to be the light and refreshing beers and not just pilsners, Kölsch, cerveza and other such beers, but light beers that have a interesting twist I'm talking about fruit beer like Berliner Weisse, to Pale Ales with fruit and the list goes on.

So I had one of the members of the brewtubers on the show to talk about all thing fruit beer.

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Fruit Beer with Woodshed Brewing Co Dennis Pynn

June 24th, 2021
Hey Folks,
So this week we talk about fruit beers.
Right now during the summer the trends seem to be the light and refreshing beers and not just pilsners, Kölsch, cerveza and other such beers, but light beers that have a interesting twist I'm talking about fruit beer like Berliner Weisse, to Pale Ales with fruit and the list goes on.
So I had one of the members of the brewtubers on the show to talk about all thing fruit beer.  
 

 

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