10 Gallon Brew System
5 Gallon All-Grain
Sour & Funky Beers
Brewing Tips & FAQ
Extract w/ Grains Brewing
Chest Freezer Kegerator
Quick & Easy Drip Tray
Welcome to MikeBeer!
Beer Log - Recipe
When I first started brewing, I would write down all my
recipes in spiral notebooks. After starting to develop my
own recipes, and especially after moving to all-grain, I
decided to test out the various brewing software packages. I
really liked the usability of BeerSmith, and I've stuck with
that over the years. It also happens to have a nice HTML
output that looks pretty good on the website. Check out the
Beer Log link below or on the top navigation bar.
Check out my Beer Log HERE.
winter or when I'm feeling lazy, I can't/don't want to brew
on my 10-Gallon Brewing System. This got me thinking
of a way that I could produce ten gallons of beer on my
5-gallon system without having to do a double brew day.
This method is really geared towards brewing lower gravity
session-type ales or lagers and has worked out great the
several times I've used it. More info can be found
I received an
email from someone who was building a chest freezer
kegerator (keezer) asking about what I used for a drip tray.
I realized that I hadn't put together any information on
what I came up with for a drip tray without having to drill
into the freezer. Check out the link
HERE or on the
left navigation bar for more info.
Being an active
member of three different homebrew clubs, I have a chance to
talk with a lot of different brewers at different stages of
their brewing evolution. I really enjoy talking with
the guys that are just getting started, because I feel like
I can save them time and effort by not necessarily doing the
things that were considered necessary several years ago.
I was going to just post the information on the main page
here, but there was a little too much to include, so I
decided to make a separate page HERE. I'll try to keep this
updated as I hear different questions and other topics that
people seem to ask about frequently.
I decided to
give the website a little facelift and change the look a
little bit to make it more functional and better looking.
It's been awhile since I first made the site, so it was in
need of a little TLC. I've also added in some pages from my
MikeServe site that I recently let expire, so check those
out if you're bored.