Homebrewing Journals

Brewing journals are a way to make notes while brewing a particular recipe. This is a complement to the normal recipe creating/editing. You can take notes throughout the brewing, fermenting, bottling and tasting. When you finish your journal for a particular beer you can give a final review and taste notes.

Completed Journals

Molasses is cool, but I don't like working with it.

This was a fucking killer beer. This might be the best IPA ever.

Now, having said that, I think that the calypso that I got is not for dry hopping. It's great for bittering hop, but not for dry.

Terrible brew day and a small batch but it was as good as always. They went very fast.

yourfriendtyler Avatar yourfriendtyler brewed 'Session IPA #1'

Completed on Jul 20, 2014  

Dry Hop Doobie a success.
Next time we Doobie, we need to take daily or weekly tasting notes to determine where we want the doobie to be consumed.
At one point, Sarah noted "It tastes nutty like Walnuts," which I interpreted to mean that the Grapefruit notes had slipped into ...

mdlavin Avatar mdlavin brewed 'Farmhouse IPA'

Completed on May 12, 2014  

The beer turned out to be a little more belgian and a little less hoppy than I wanted, but still quite good.

mlavin Avatar mlavin brewed 'End of Summer IPA'

Completed on Nov 08, 2014  

The first few bottles weren't very good but it got better after a few weeks. Next time need to let this sit a little longer.

mdlavin Avatar mdlavin brewed 'Hefeweizen'

Completed on Sep 28, 2013  

I don't remember this beer

mdlavin Avatar mdlavin brewed 'Farmhouse IPA'

Completed on Jun 29, 2013  

I don't remember the details, but I brewed it again.

Muddy Avatar Muddy brewed 'True Brew Irish Stout'

Completed on Apr 22, 2013  

Not a good recipe kit. Try the Brewer's Best version instead, perhaps. The Munton's yeast did not fully ferment so I had to top off with Safale S-04 to finish it off. The beer is rather thin with little roast flavor and is heavily over-carbed. I don't ...

manfre Avatar manfre brewed 'Honey Irish Red Ale'

Completed on Mar 20, 2013  

This recipe was easy to brew and came out well. Next time I'd probably use less honey because it's a little sweeter than I'd like for an Irish Red. Definitely a good beer and I'll use this as a base for future experimentation.

mlavin Avatar mlavin brewed 'Beer for Breakfast Stout'

Completed on Mar 10, 2013  

Came out a little sweeter than I wanted this time but still very good. Not sure what I would do differently. I still love this recipe.

Muddy Avatar Muddy brewed 'ESB'

Completed on Dec 20, 2012  

Yuck. Do not recommend this as a repeat without conditioning in a secondary. Too rushed. Tasted like liquid yeast. Settle that shit out, Mr Lazy Buns!

Muddy Avatar Muddy brewed 'Fat Bastard'

Completed on Jun 29, 2013  

It's official. This batch was fucked. Lacked flavor. No good at all.

Overall I would say this beer came out as good or better than previous years. My friends, family and coworkers all enjoyed it as did I. The peppermint was not as overwhelming as it was the first time I made it. I don't think the mint leaves really added ...

Great beer. Cleared well in bottle but with a slight hint of chill haze. Wheat gives body and flavor without reducing maltiness. Balanced beer and great floral nose. Pretty good for an extract recipe kit!

mlavin Avatar mlavin brewed 'Sweet Pumpkin Ale'

Completed on Nov 10, 2012  

This turned out to be a solid pumpkin beer. Medium amber in color and the taste of the pumpkin spice really comes through. Using the pumpkin in the mash was a little messy and I'm not sure it really added anything. I might make this again but more than ...

Muddy Avatar Muddy brewed 'Sum Yung Gai'

Completed on Oct 11, 2012  

Chill haze. Slight protein flavor. May mellow out with more than just a week in the bottle. Might try a protein rest next time. Nice, gentle hops bitterness and super light body. Tropical fruit note lingers on the palate long after tasting.

Rowmoney Avatar Rowmoney brewed 'Pumpkin Porter'

Completed on Sep 30, 2012  

A very nice imperial porter but i need to work on bringing out the pumpkin flavor better, because there is almost none with this recipe. Next time i intend on putting fresh pumpkin peices in with the mash.

Rowmoney Avatar Rowmoney brewed 'Framboise'

Completed on Oct 18, 2012  

This time the raspberries were added as a puree at secondary fermentation. That made all the difference. Very fruity and the sweetness now balances out the high gravity bitterness. Good.