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Chinook Single Hop IPA

Brew Day: 9/25/14 Bottle Day: 10/16/14 Original Gravity: 1.087 Final Gravity: 1.019 Estimated ABV: 8.93% Ingredients: 1 LB Chinook Hop Pellets 12 LBS Gold Malt Extract Syrup 1 Packet 1056 Wyeast American Ale Yeast 1 Tbsp Irish Moss 5 oz. priming sugar Instructions: Bottle Day — 9/25/14 1. Break yeast packet starter. 2. Boil 4 […]

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Green Lake Triathlon Race Report

Race Day: August 10, 2014 After two sweet races in a row, I was so ready to keep it going at the Green Lake Tri. This one is a perennial classic for me, and I love the flat and fast course, so I was amped. Ryan, Nick and I booked a hotel and went down […]

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Honey Apple Ale

Brew Day: 8/04/14 Bottle Day: 8/26/14 Original Gravity: 1.072 Final Gravity: 1.003 Estimated ABV: 9.06% Ingredients: 5 lbs pure, raw and unprocessed honey 3.15 lbs light malt extract syrup 1 lb extra light dry malt extract 1 gallon organic, unfiltered, pasteurized apple juice 3 oz Mt. Hood hop pellets Yeast Brew Day — 8/04/14 1. […]

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Brewhouse Triathlon Race Report

Race Day: August 2, 2014 – 8:30am After an outstanding race in Chisago a week before, I was more excited than ever to defend my Brewhouse Short Course title. I had won the race three times in a row and going for number four. Although there is always the chance of a ringer coming in […]

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Chisago Lakes Triathlon Race Report

Race Day: July 27, 2014 – 7:30am The Chisago Lakes Triathlon has historically been my highest priority race of the year. The previous three years I have strived to get to 4:30 for the half ironman distance. I don’t know why I had that time in my mind for so long, but I never really […]

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Park Point 5-Miler Race Report

Race Day: Friday, June 18, 2014 – 6:30pm The Park Point 5-Miler is a cool race that I had done once before. It is a pancake flat out-and-back course where you can really let ‘er rip and race like a 5k. It’s always really competitive, too, so it is fun to see how you stack […]

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Brent’s Bavarian Raspberry Wheat

Brew Day: 7/17/14 Transfer Day: 7/23/14 Bottle Day: 8/3/14 Ingredients: 1 lb malted wheat grain 3 lbs Breiss Bavarian dry wheat extract 3.3 lbs Mallard Malts liquid wheat extract 1 oz German Perle 1 oz German Smaragd 1 oz German Mandarina Bavaria 1 package Wyeast German Wheat 1 tbsp Irish Moss (for clarity) 3 lbs. […]

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Grandma’s Marathon Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 7:45am Grandma’s Marathon… what a race! This was the sixth year in a row I had raced on this day, but my first marathon. The Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon is really where this all started, and it was only a matter of time before I jumped into a […]

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Mt. Hood Honey Ale

Brew Day: 5/03/14 Bottle Day: 5/26/14 Original Gravity: 1.058 Final Gravity: 1.000 ABV: 7.7% Ingredients: 5 lbs pure, raw and unprocessed natural honey. 3 lbs plain extra light dry malt extract 1 packet (11.5g) Safale US-05 dry ale yeast 3 oz. Mt Hood Hop pellets 2.5 tsp.  yeast nutrient 1 tsp. Irish Moss (for clarity) […]

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Pilsner

Brew Day: 4/27/14 Transfer Day: 5/8/14 Bottle Day: 5/26/14 Original Gravity: 1.056 Final Gravity: 1.018 ABV: 5.1% Ingredients: 1 package 2278 Czech Pils Wyeast ~1 lb. of Pilsen grain 6 lbs Pilsen Malt Extract Syrup 1 lb. Pilsen Dry Malt Extract 1 oz Czech Saaz Hop Pellets (3.0% Alpha) 1 oz Czech Saaz Hop Pellets […]

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Park Point in the Winter

For those who are not familiar with Duluth, or for those who are familiar with Duluth but have been deprived, I will enlighten you about Park Point. This long and beautiful beach is said to be the world’s largest natural sandbar. In the summer, it is the perfect place to lounge and relax and catch […]

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Cascade Single Hop IPA

Brew Day: 3/15/14 Transfer Day: 3/25/14 Bottle Day: 4/2/14 Original Gravity: 1.080 Transfer Gravity: 1.013 Final Gravity: 1.012 ABV: 9.1% Ingredients: 6 lbs. Plain Extra Light Dry Malt Extract 3.3 lbs. (one can) Extra Light Liquid Malt Extract 1 package (11.5 g) Safale US-05 American Dry Ale Yeast 13.35 ounces Cascade Hop pellets 1 ounce […]

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