Here’s a shot of my latest beer, what I affectionately call my Light Brown Haus Ale.
This is the second time I brewed this recipe, but this time I scaled it up to a nine gallon batch, and it turned out great! The only weirdness is that I guess recipes don’t necessarily scale up in a linear fashion. My six gallon batch was really good, so I multiplied everything by 1.5 to make a nine gallon batch. For all you beer nerds out there, according to my beer calculator, IBU’s went from 51.1 to 80.2, and the alcohol percentage went from 5.25 to 6.3. Somehow the recipe went from a light brown ale to something approaching an IPA! The other good thing is that I’m getting the force carbonation of kegs pretty much down to a science. I’ll have to do a bit of research on scaling recipes, but this recipe went from a really good beer to an excellent beer.
This summer I want to take a couple of kegs on the boat up to Canada. Anybody know what customs restrictions are on homebrew?