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

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 anything ...

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 likely ...

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.

Muddy Avatar Muddy brewed 'Oktoberfest'

Completed on Oct 15, 2012  

Too sweet. Wrong grain used by accident due to supplier mixup. Used Caramunich instead of regular Munich. Oh well. Seems like it could be promisingly good if not for cloying, malty sweetness. Will try again with corrected grain bill.