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homebrew.recipe:Chocolate Thunda


Chocolate Thunda

Type: All Grain

Batch Size (fermenter): 10.00 gal

Boil Size: 14.44 gal

Boil Time: 90 min

End of Boil Volume 11.44 gal

Final Bottling Volume: 9.25 gal

Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage

Date: 01/05/2012 Brewer: Curtis Taylor Asst Brewer: Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) – All Grain Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %

Est Mash Efficiency 80.0 % Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0

Measured Original Gravity: Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 % Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz

Total Grain Weight: 33 lbs 8.0 oz

Grain Temperature: 72.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F Mash PH: 5.20

%/IBU

80.6 % Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)

3.0 %  Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)

6.0 % Medium Crystal (60.0 SRM)

10.4 %Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)

76.7 IBUs Magnum [13.10 %] -Boil 60.0 min

32.9 IBUs 7 c’s [9.90 %] -Boil 20.0 min

Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml]

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.089 SG Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 10.2 % Bitterness: 109.7 IBUs

Est Color: 40.2 SRM

Chocolate Thuda PDF

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homebrew.label: The Worst of the Worst


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

I saved these for the end of the year.  If you are feeling low, my early attempts at graphic design are sure to pick you up!

Such a bad pun: Slam dunkelweizen?!

 From my kindergarten teacher days:

I don’t know?! It must have been Valentines Day.

I vaguely remember brewing a beer for my wife’s office party.  Evidently I need a different label for every bottle.

Happy Holidays to all and to All a good night.

homebrew.label: Old English Ale


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

Old Main, USD

Old ale

Ultimately I decided on the “old guys” as opposed to the iconic USD Old Main bell tower.  This beer was my first attempt at an old ale and the recipe called for treacle.  I don’t recall much of this beer so it must have been OK.

homebrew.label: Full Force Ale


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

So my good friend Rick, who happens to be a huge Van Morrison fan, asked me to brew a beer for Van’s 60th birthday so I did.  We (Rick, not Van and I) built a recipe under the influence and came up with a hoppy Irish Red.  Rick opened it up to his Van Fans to pick the name and they came up with “Full Force Ale” Mmmmm, it was a good beer and after a few pints you could easily sail off into the mystic.

Full Force Ale

homebrew.label: Biere de Retrouvailles


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

This is an actual picture of a farmhouse my family stayed at in Belgium (just 6K from Siason Dupont).  In fact, we stayed in a room that was in that arch.  This is a beer (a Belgian amber) I first brewed to commemorate a family reunion.

Regular strength:

bière And a fortified version:

biere

hombrew.label: Chocolate Thunda


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

This one is an excellent example of why you should never, ever, make a label using Microsoft clip art! I almost didn’t post this because it is soooooooooooo horrible.

Version #1:

Chocolate Thunda

Version #2:  About ten years later and using Photoshop.

hopheadsaid

homebrew.label: Honest Abe’s Ale


A few are good, some are OK,most are BAD and all are my homebrew labels! Let me know what you think, or better yet let me know what you think of the beer, even if you haven’t had it.

This label was created because I was throwing a beer party on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday  so the label was topical.  The beer was named Ale-braham Lincoln. This was a two block, linoleum cut.  If you look close you will see that Abe is smirking just a bit, not because he knows he is gonna run all over the “south” but because his top hat is full of beer.

Abraham Lincoln

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