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.
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.
Concentrated 10-Gallon Brewing
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 below or on the
left navigation bar for more info.
Quick & Easy Drip
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. I'll try to keep this
updated as I hear different questions and other topics that
people seem to ask about frequently.
Homebrewing Tips &
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.