Barleypopmaker's Beer Blog

~I know you drank the beer, but did you experience it?

Barleypopmaker's Beer Blog - ~I know you drank the beer, but did you experience it?

My Recipes

My Recipes

It is important to note that the way I store the main recipes is in a generic term. A lot of times I don’t add my notes or tweaks to the recipe until I am very satisfied with the tweak. Also, portions like my efficiency are usually set to 72%, but that does not always mean that is the efficiency I got. So tweak my recipe to your system is all I am saying. I also want to ensure you that every beer I list on here, I have brewed. Every one of the beers I have listed below have either won awards, received an Honorable Mention in a best of show, or have been huge hits with my beer loving/homebrewing friends. I’ll leave the mediocre ones off the list below, those still need some work.

Note: Some of these recipes use home roasted malts. I have a section on how to make them. Check it out here if any of the recipes you want to use, have these malts in them. If you have any questions, Email Me.

Myfa King Honey Cream: This beer was a hotly contested beer in the 2015 Manty Malter’s Cream Ale competition and made it to the final 4 in the best of show. The 2 of the 3 BJCP judges in the group all had this as their top pick, and the 3rd had this as his number 2 pick. Sadly, we went by majority rules and it was kicked with a 4th place honorable mention by a very narrow vote. Did I mention it’s an extract recipe!

Vader’s Fist Chocolate Stout (Original Extract Version): Overloaded with Chocolate Malt, but well received in competition. This was the beer that I won my first medal with, and got me interested in judging competitions. It also lost a “Best of the Fest” award at the Manitowoc Brewfest by 4 votes one year…..dang, so close!

Vader’s Fist Chocolate Oatmeal Stout II (Revision 3): A scaled back version of Revision 2, it’s a bit more of a classic and the current version I brew.

Hand of Judgement Smoked IPA: A very lightly smoked American IPA.

Skywalker’s Legacy Pale Ale: A classic American Pale Ale with a bright hop presence and honey-like malt backbone. This has also taken 1st place as an IPA as well as 3rd as a Pale Ale.

Corellian Gold: This is my take on a pre-prohibition lager.

Myfa King Face Hurts: OK, you want big hop everything? This is the beer. A pound of hops in this 6 gallon recipe, plus hop shots. This started out as a Heady Topper clone but I didn’t have access to the right hops, so I made adjustments. Turned out fantastic.

Chandrilla Common: A not-so-common California Common which does not use Northern Brewer Hops. It’s one of my highest scoreing beers with an average in the mid-40’s, It’s proof that although I don’t use classic ingredients for the style, it’s the final product that make the beer.

 Land of Lincoln Pale Ale: A resiny and citrusy pale ale with a caramel-like and biscuit malt backbone. The key is in the victory malt.

Myfa King Wit’s End: A witbier that uses fresh orange zest soaked in vodka to give it a bright and clean citrus aroma and flavor. I’ve gone through 15 gallons of this in 4 months between 3 parties. A keg of this was destroyed in one night by 5 guys on a hot summer night. Need I say more?

Dark Side of the Moon: A Black Wit, which was a surprise sleeper hit at the Jaycee’s Beer Lover’s Brewfest. It was a lot more well received than I was thinking and even acquired a small group of fanboys who pretty much drank this most of the night.

Myfa King Porter with Thai Ginger: Just a funky black roasty porter. Lots of chocolate and a hint of Thai Ginger.

Myfa King Beer Gose Down Your Neck Hole: A blood orange Gose made with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, coriander, and Blood Orange Candi Sugar.


And as always, if you have any questions, Email Me.

  • kerry says:

    Great website – however, when I try to look at your recipes, it tries to send me into a domain (yours?) w/ my google / google docs ID – then throws me out.

    What do I need to do in order to see your recipes?

    PS: primer on smoking is interesting enough to get me into trouble with my wife over holidays…

    December 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    • barleypopmaker says:

      I will look into that. thanks for letting me know, the whole section is supposed to be open to the public. I may have screwed up a setting.

      I logged out of my site and tried the links. All of them worked except for two. They were linked to an old service I used that I didn’t like. I have updated those links. If they still don’t work, send me an email and I’ll email you with whatever recipes you wanted in whatever format you need.

      December 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm
  • Doc V says:

    Love your site, Jason. There’s a lot of great info here. I need to pick up some more brewing tips from you, so I’ll keep checking in.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:40 am
    • barleypopmaker says:

      Thank you very much.

      June 11, 2011 at 11:47 am
    • barleypopmaker says:

      LOL, I just noticed the name and put 2 and 2 together. I’ve had your beer, I don’t think you need too many tips, your beers are outstanding already.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm
  • vel says:

    can’t see anything through the links to the recipes. All go to google docs and only allows entry through a email based on your domain Would suggest that you just post them to the blog. Very entertaining to see beer and Star Wars 🙂

    August 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm
  • Ben says:

    Hello. I was linked here from the Northern Brewer forums, searching for a smoked IPA recipe. I’d love to check out your “Hand of Judgement Smoked IPA” but the link doesn’t work. Could you please e-mail the recipe to me if you get a chance? Thanks very much!


    October 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm
  • Dave Shields says:

    Looks like the link to Chandrilla Common is broken. I’d love to see the recipe. Cali Common is currently one of my favorite styles to brew. Thanks! BTW – great site. Nice work.

    December 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm
    • Barleypopmaker says:

      Thanks, I will be looking at all my recipe links. I think I will just post the link to my Beersmith Cloud page. It’s probably easier that way.

      January 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm
  • Rachel says:

    Sadly, your Skywalker’s Legacy Pale Ale recipe isn’t on the Beersmith Cloud page. That one sounds interesting, I was wondering if you could post it or email it to me. Thanks for a great site!

    June 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm
    • Barleypopmaker says:

      Yeah, I should update that page and go back to my old way of putting up recipes. The cloud was a good idea but the space is limited unless I pay. I’ll get you the recipe tonight. It is a good one!

      June 3, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Barleypopmaker says:

      OK, I have finally added at least that recipe to the new format. You can find it here. I hope you enjoy!

      June 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm

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