A Day of Brewing: Studious Dwarf / Dwarven Red Beard

It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch of homebrewed beer.  I like to do it, but I’ve been distracted by other things in life, so I haven’t done it for a long time.  Today, I fixed that.  I decided that I wanted to take some of the Cascade hops I have from my dad’s hop farm, and make a Northwest Pale Ale, something quite like the Deschutes’ Red Chair NWPA.

Recipe follows…


This brew recipe is for a 5 gallon batch.  Extra water is to compensate for boil-off.


  • 6 gallons Crystal Geyser bottled water (I like the flavor of it, so I use it)

Grains and Malt

  • 6 LB Pale Malt Extract
  • 1 LB Munich Grain
  • 1 LB Pilsner Grain
  • 1/2 LB Carapils Grain
  • 1/2 LB Melanoidin Grain
  • 1/2 LB Belgain Caravan Grain
  • Wyeast 1098 British Ale Yeast
  • 1 oz Cascade hops @ T-60 min
  • 1/2 oz Cascade hops @ T-15 min
  • 1/2 oz Cascade hops @ T-5 min
  • 1 oz Cascade hops @ T-1 min (Flame off)
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Peel @ T-10 min


  • Brewed on June 14th, 2014
  • Original Gravity 1.052
  • Final Gravity 1.018
  • Potential Alcohol By Volume 4.5%
  • Bottled on July 5th, 2014


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