Category Archives: Beer

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…

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Of the Crafting of Brown Barbazu Ale

The color of the finished wort
The color of the finished wort

I use the name Studious Dwarf as my brewing name. And I do this because I feel like it does a fine job of capturing my thoughts and persona as it relates to brewing:  A brewer should be attentive to details, clean, organized, and precise.  I feel that this is well reflected in the modern mythology of dwarves.  So I use the name.  Today I made my 2nd ever batch of beer, which I am entitling Brown Barbazu Ale.  Barbazu is the name of a D&D monster, a bearded devil.  This is fun. :D  My previous beer (which came out really well) was called Red Kobold Hunting Ale, and is a red, light ale.  This current batch will be more bitter, with hoppy bites to it.

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