The Stillhouse Rambler

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Cherry Saison Homebrew Recipe

December 7, 2018
This beer was brewed on the Clawhammer 120v Electric Brewing System. Both the recipe and a beer were sent to us. We loved the beer so much we decided to publish the recipe here for your enjoyment. This one is a keeper and we definitely recommend brewing it. Props to Sarah Flora for this little gem of a recipe. Video Recipe Water 7 Gallons Filtered Water Grains 8lbs. Pilsner Malt 2lbs. 8oz. Two Row 2lbs. White Wheat 8oz. Munich 1lb. Sugar Hops .5oz Citra (14%aa) 1.25oz. Motueka (7%aa) Extras 10g. Crushed Coriander 5g. Fresh Rosemary (Crushed) 96 fl.oz. Tart Cherry Juice Yeast Wyeast 3711 French Saison Yeast Procedure Heat water, add grains, and mash at 160F for 90 minutes. Pull... Read more

Brut IPA Recipe - Homebrew Beer

November 20, 2018
This week's beer is a Brut IPA. This is a new and somewhat experimental India Pale Ale style that has been made popular by Brewmaster, Kim Sturdavant of Social Kitchen and Brewery in San Francisco. The idea was to create a super dry IPA with light body, lots of hop flavor, but low bitterness. To achieve this... Read more

How to Make Moonshine

November 16, 2018
A lot of people ask us how to make moonshine. Distilling shine isn't rocket science, but it isn't something everybody knows how to do either. Here's our favorite corn whiskey moonshine recipe, plus a few bonus recipes. As always, this is for educational purposes only. Corn Whiskey Moonshine Mash Boosted "Thin Mash" Moonshine Sugar Shine Distilling... Read more

How to Brew Hemp, CBD Beer

November 2, 2018
This is our crack at a dank tasting, hemp and CBD infused beer. We also added some blueberries, because it sounded good. We're calling it Blueberry Kush. This beer didn't turn out exactly how we had hoped but it is absolutely stellar. It's a light lager with a hint of blueberry and a lot of... Read more

How to Brew Gose Beer w/ Pepper, Lime and Melon

October 4, 2018
We've got a weird beer for you here, but if you're into sour beers this one will not disappoint. It's a melon Gose. If you're not familiar with the style, you should know that, Gose (prodounced go-zah) is a sour beer brewed with salt and coriander additions, which originated in Germany. Our goal was to... Read more

Brewing Lager Beer

September 6, 2018
If you’ve mastered brewing ales, it's time to take things to the next level with a lager. These beers require a few additional steps during the mash and fermentation processes - impeccable cleaning and sanitation, precise temperature control, and a lot more patience to name a few. If you’re game for the challenge of making a... Read more

How To Grow Hops

September 6, 2018
Hops have been cultivated for thousands of years. Many of the hops available to homebrewers come from family farms that span many generations. When harvest time came, all hands were required to pick the fragrant and valuable cone-like flowers that play such a crucial role in making beer. If you live in the right climate,... Read more

Adjusting Brewing Water Chemistry in 3 Steps

September 4, 2018
Commercial breweries serious about making world class beer take great care to seek out quality water sources when locating their facilities. They generally look for naturally clean, relatively neutral, great tasting water, as well as municipalities that care for their water sources. And, of course, they filter and adjust the chemistry of their water to... Read more

Candy Orange IPA - Hazy Session

August 31, 2018
We're back with another great session IPA recipe. This one is made with citra and lemon drop hops, as well as orange simple syrup and candied orange peel - all made from scratch. If you're into hazy session IPAs, we highly recommend this recipe. It's a very balanced beer with just the right amount of... Read more

Single Hop (Mosaic) Double IPA Homebrew Recipe

August 15, 2018
How big can you go with a single kettle, "brew in a bag" (BIAB) system? That's what we aimed to find out by brewing this beer. It's a double IPA that calls for a whopping 20 pounds of grain. The brewing process is a bit different for these types of beers, so if you're using... Read more