mlavin Avatar mlavin (Mark Lavin)

Homebrew lover and web developer. Currently I brew mostly small boils with extracts. I like strong IPAs and creamy stouts.

mlavin's Recent Activity

Apr 20, 2014
mlavin updated notes on End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar Bottled a week late because I was away last weekend. ...

Mar 23, 2014
mlavin started brewing End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar It's been a lot time since I brewed and felt ...

Mar 19, 2013
mlavin finished brewing Beer for Breakfast Stout

mlavin Avatar Came out a little sweeter than I wanted this time ...

Feb 17, 2013
mlavin finished brewing Heorot's Flame (Habanero Mead)

mlavin Avatar I love this mead and it's been a hit with ...

Feb 04, 2013
mlavin updated notes on Beer for Breakfast Stout

mlavin Avatar Didn't have time to bottle until today so it sat ...

Jan 14, 2013
mlavin updated notes on Beer for Breakfast Stout

mlavin Avatar Added the coffee and moved to the secondary today. There ...

Jan 07, 2013
mlavin updated notes on Heorot's Flame (Habanero Mead)

mlavin Avatar Finally bottled up the mead today. It came out to ...

Jan 05, 2013
mlavin started brewing Beer for Breakfast Stout

mlavin Avatar Pretty good brew day. I didn't realize I didn't have ...

Dec 27, 2012
mlavin finished brewing Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Overall I would say this beer came out as good ...

Dec 03, 2012
mlavin updated notes on Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Another fun day bottling. Gravity was kind of high but ...

Nov 11, 2012
mlavin started brewing Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Solid brew day with no major surprises. The gravity came ...

mlavin updated Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Rounded up some of the grain bill and used a ...

Nov 10, 2012
mlavin finished brewing Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar This turned out to be a solid pumpkin beer. Medium ...

Nov 03, 2012
mlavin updated Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Changing to an all grain version and including fresh peppermint.

mlavin created Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

mlavin Avatar Started adaption of "Chocolate Peppermint Stout"

Oct 23, 2012
mlavin updated notes on Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar Bottling a day late but that's ok. The spice notes ...

Sep 30, 2012
mlavin started brewing Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar Pretty good brew day. I made a change to not ...

mlavin updated Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar Using a larger can of pumpkin puree.

Sep 23, 2012
mlavin updated Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar Note about adding molasses.

mlavin created Sweet Pumpkin Ale

mlavin Avatar New recipe created.

Sep 16, 2012
mlavin finished brewing End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar I set out to make a simple and drinkable IPA ...

Sep 03, 2012
mlavin updated notes on End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar Bottled up today without any major surprises. There is a ...

Aug 12, 2012
mlavin started brewing End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar It's been a while since I've brewed and I had ...

Aug 11, 2012
mlavin updated End of Summer IPA

mlavin Avatar Small tweak to the grains.

Currently Brewing

Aging to perfection

End of Summer IPA

Started on March 23, 2014

mlavin's Recipes

Beer for Breakfast Stout

Coffee-Flavored Beer

Chocolate Peppermint Stout

Chocolate/Cocoa-Flavored Beer

Classic ESB

Adapted from Extra Special Bitter All-Grain Template

Extra Special Bitter

Dark and Stormy Ale

Herb and Spice Beer

End of Summer IPA

Adapted from American IPA All-Grain Template

American-Style India Pale Ale

Heorot's Flame (Habanero Mead)

Capsicumel / Chili (or Hot Pepper) Mead

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Stout

Adapted from Chocolate Peppermint Stout

Chocolate/Cocoa-Flavored Beer

Holiday Cranberry Lambic

Adapted from Belgian Lambic Partial Mash Template

Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

Hoppy Birthday Kennedy

American-Style India Pale Ale

Oh Honey Brown Ale

Specialty Honey Lager or Ale

Single Hop Amarillo IPA

Adapted from American IPA Extract Template

American-Style India Pale Ale

Spring Dunkelweizen

South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Dunkel Weissbier

Sweet Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin Beer

We'll Call It a Kolsch

German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch