English Porter

Codename : Westfort Red River Porter This is an English style porter, but with it, I am adding something so very quintessentially Canadian, about 10% of the grain bill will be Red River Cereal. Using rye malt as my guideline for how the cereal addition will affect the mash. A little history on the style. Originating in London in the...

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Spent Grain Cornmeal Bread

Codename : Best Bitter Cornmeal Bread Once the beer has been brewed, what does one do with the spent grain? Dry it, grind it into flour, and bake with it! Recipe adapted from : https://www.kitchenstewardship.com/recipes/whole-grain-cornbread-or-muffins/ Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup spent grain flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 cup of milk 1/4 cup...

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Spent Grain Flour

Codename : Spent Grain Flour Previously I had baked with the spent grain, going to mix it up by taking that wet spent grain, dry it out, and grind it into flour. This method utilises a dehydrator. Ingredients At least 4 cups of spent grain (4 cups should get you about 1 cup of finished product) Instructions Line the trays...

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Imperial Stout

Codename : Westglen Imperial Stouthorpe Pilot Having had good success with other Imperial Stouts, including, but not limited to fortifying a previous batch with bourbon, this one will be fortified with Scotch whisky, specifically Glenmorangie 10 yo, ergo the clever name 🙂 As there is an increased cost of resources to make this batch, I decided to scale it down by...

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Best Bitter

Codename : Westfort Best Bitterthorpe With this batch, I am trying something a little different, utilising a technique called high gravity brewing. That is, I reduced the initial water requirements, brewed to a higher specific gravity than required, then added water in a step called fermenter top-up The choice of using one litre was completely arbitrary, using a best guess...

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London Brown Ale

Codename : Mountain Portage Londinium Alethorpe Doing my own research, I was looking for other styles of the British Isles, and discovered a rare one called a London Brown Ale. It tends to be very low alcohol, in the 3% range, brownish in colour, and a little sweet. This is my first attempt! Ingredients 15 oz Maris Otter (3.8L) 3...

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American Wheat Beer

Codename : Mountain Portage Crabapple Sasquatch In an attempt to do something that is out of the ordinary, I put together a recipe that incorporates the seasonal fruit of the area, crabapples, but in jelly form! Since we had new crabapple juice, but a nice jelly, I used it as a sugar during the boil. The clever name comes from...

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Strong Bitter

Codename : Mountain Portage Cornish Tin Miner’s Bitterthorpe This is another recipe from Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes. I scaled it down from the original 5 gallon recipe, adjusted some the malts and hops for what I had in stock. Recipe inspiration : https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/359890/home-brew-beer-by-greg-hughes/9781465487377 Ingredients 1 lb 14 oz Maris Otter malt (3.8L) 3 oz Amber Malt (28L) 2...

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Spent Grain Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Codename : Dork Fog Oatmeal Bars Once the beer has been brewed, what does one do with the spent grain? Bake with it! This is a one dish bake, you can mix all the ingredients directly in the baking dish. Recipe Inspiration : https://www.youtube.com/shorts/jorIa8Se11U Ingredients 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 3/4 cups oatmeal 1/4 cup spent...

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Dark Mild

Codename : Mountain Portage Dork Fog This is a bit of an experimental batch, wanting to emulate a London Fog Tea, but in beer form. Choosing a low gravity dark mild, steeping in Earl Grey tea bags, finally adding in lactose sugar for the sweetness. Recipe inspiration : https://www.themadfermentationist.com/2014/06/earl-grey-mild-ale-recipe-and-tasting.html Ingredients 1 lb 5 oz Golden Promise malt (2.4L) 1 oz...

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