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

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

mlavin Avatar mlavin brewed 'Ginger Mead'

Completed on Jul 10, 2015  

Not quite as gingery as I wanted but it was good. Still pretty dry. If I was going to make this again (or any mead really) I might try a different yeast.

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 ...

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 know if it ...

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.