Hop Utilization Ale Time

Here is the next beer that will be brewed, but may have to wait almost 2 weeks before I can make it happen.

Recipe: Hop Utilization Ale
Brewer: JimmehBrew
Asst Brewer: 
Style: American-Style Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0) 

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 6.47 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal 
Bottling Volume: 4.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 9.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 43.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 66.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU 
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 90.0 mins) Water Agent 1 - 
9 lbs 9.6 oz G&P Premium Canadian Two-Row Malt (1.9 S Grain 2 90.6 % 
1 lbs Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.4 % 
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 4 24.5 IBUs 
0.65 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 5 8.2 IBUs 
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 - 
2.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [2.40 %] - Boil Hop 7 6.6 IBUs 
1.20 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Steep/Whi Hop 8 4.1 IBUs 
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9 - 

Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 9.6 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time 
Saccharification Add 7.25 gal of water at 159.0 F 154.0 F 75 min 
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min 

I Will get some more Cascade and dry hop this beer in its last weeks fermenting.

Belgian Special B Partial

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 3 gal
Post Boil Volume: 14.08 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 21.49 l
Estimated OG: 1.037 SG
Estimated Color: 12.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 9.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 45 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8.0 oz                Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         1        6.9 %         
6 lbs 11.2 oz         Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM)            Extract       2        93.1 %        
0.75 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 45.0 min         Hop           3        9.3 IBUs      
4.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  0.0  Hop           4        0.0 IBUs      

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 7 lbs 3.2 oz

Sparge: If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Late Killbear Camp Adventure ?

Well we got out again this weekend to enjoy what was an amazing weekend for weather. Highs of 26C° and perfect sleeping conditions. We needed the sleep Saturday night to as we managed to do a 20 Km hike, around Lookout Point trail and down to the light house trail on the Recreational trail. Started walking around 9 or 10 am ( not sure no watch to worry about) and didn’t arrive back to the campsite till around 4pm.
The one thing I found was the people around us were not friendly no hellos, no good mornings, had a bunch when we arrived late Friday night try to go around us in the parking lot on the side where I was turning into park. The next day when we went for firewood, I held the door for a lady into the main office and she proceeded to head straight for the counter to make sure she was first and then proceed to be almost 30 min reserving for a future trip which included her having to walk back to her car for her wallet ? During which a nother guy tried butting ahead by asking a question and it was easy to tell he was trying to move forward ahead so he could hurry up and enjoy his time off ? When the park clerk asked who was next he started forward to see if he could cut in front, but that wasn’t going to happen. The park was good, but I’m sorry I do much prefer being back country and alittle more isolated on a canoe trip rather than in a Park with a pile of others right beside you. Canoe trips are alot more work, but the benefits are alot more rewarding. We enjoyed ourselves and were together which is still priceless.

Thank you Sheri Trent and Nelisa Trent for a great weekend Love you very much.

Forgot to mention, we wanted to visit Algonquin, but I’m glad we weren’t anywhere close to it after seeing the pictures of lined up cars trying to get in to see the fall colours.


Noganosh Lake Canoe Trip



Well it’s that time of the year again where I Like Calvin’s Dad take my family out into the wilderness to experience Nature Together.


Over the summer we’ve been piecing together new gear and things that will better this years trip and Sheri has decided to join us this time and both Nelisa and I are very excited about this. Sheri hasn’t been on a trip with me since before we were married and I’ll tell you why. We decided to take the old 100 lb family canoe for a paddle up on Six Mile Lake, we started late and found an island to sleep on which was private property. Now it was getting late and we had to stop for the night, so this is where I chose. It wasn’t the trip, but being on that island bothered her even though it was only for a sleep.

This time we will be in the Noganosh Park interior and there are lots of spots to choose from which should help put my beautiful wife at ease.

see google map for park location: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.822268,-80.229604,23465m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US

The new gear consists of ALOT ! from a new SLOG MEC canoe pack, to a firebox stove, MSR reactor stove, Thermarest Sleep pads, bear spray, 17′ Red canoe Kevlar and brand new from the manufacturer Hamilton Beach Marina, only weighs 54 lbs with the extra 3rd seat. A new Marmot Halo 4 tent which was a Birthday present for me, Eureka VCS13 fly tarp, Garmin Etrek20 GPS handheld, heat diffuser for the firebox stove, water skin from MSR 10 Ltr, Snowpeak Lantern which is a cool battery operated light.

Here are the Pictures from successful 2104 Family Canoe trip

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Algonquin Canoe trip 2013

Looking forward to the trip next weekend YAAAAAA !!! will post more pics when Nellie and I  return

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Pumpkin PooP Time


Made this one last year in an attempt to clone the Southern tier Pumpkin Ale and came pretty darn close. I decided to tweak the recipe this time just alittle to lower the ABV and will boil the pumpkin instead of mashing it. I had some Amarillo Hops from OBK that I purchased back last October and didn’t even know I had any left in the freezer. I also added a 5min addition of Cascade and will be using WLP001 California Ale yeast. After the yeast has fought 10 gal in 2 separate carboys I will be washing and combining all of it for a Barley Wine which the pumpkin spice and so on should add cool flavour mmmm.IMAG0772 IMAG0773

Still not a new brew so far

Well between me and my wife’s Honey To Do List and the pool deck falling ontop of me twice while I was trying to raise and support it better, I never got to brew any beer since the last brew session entry. I did how ever take heed on a post from CBH and create a Apple Cider with only using US-04 yeast safeale04
and no Sugar additions to see how it turns out. The yeast is recommended by a post in HBT from CvilleKevin who used just about all and any yeast/configuration to create 80 1gal batches of cider and reported his findings. Should only take 3 or 4 days to ferment out then we’ll transfer to secondary for clearing time Cheers.

Oh and another batch of Concord Grape Wine, but except for the cleaning and sanatization these things are very quick and simple to put together.