Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone

posted on August 8, 2012 in Brew Day

Sunday, Art and I were set to brew up a batch of pale ale, but he got called away for a family emergency.  Since the yeast had been started on Friday night and I had just finished crushing the grain, I went ahead and brewed on my own, keeping myself company by listening to brewing podcasts and sampling the pineapple beer I made last week (which is more potent than you would expect…)

My mash temperature was low again, about 148, but I forgot to warm the mash tun up prior to putting the grains in.  This was also the first time crushing our own grain, using the grain mill that Art purchased.


Here are the podcasts that I listen to regularly:

 Basic Brewing Radio — James Spencer is a great guy and the show is always interesting.  Highly recommended.




Final Gravity Podcast — If dick jokes make you giggle, this is the show for you.  But don’t let that fool you.  These guys know what they are talking about and have some really interesting interviews.


  The Jamil Show — Jamil Zainasheff, Jon Plise, and sometimes John Palmer on The Brewing Network. Home of Can You Brew It?

Brew on Brother, Brew on!