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We have forums?

Yeah just what everyone wants, another website to hit, another phpBB forum to overrun with spam bots and everyone to not pay attention to. Oh well, to hell with it, we’ll run one anyways. You will have to register, and I’ll have to approve the account first, but if you are a homebrewer here in the Okanagan, we’d love to hear from you 🙂



One of our first real major gatherings (many informal gatherings), was when we pulled together as a brewing guild (apparently people like guild better than club/association/etc), and came up with a recipe.

Here in BC, our beloved IPA is Fat Tug by Driftwood. A couple of our members (Derek and Dean) put their collective beer geek hats on and hashed out a recipe for us.

Of our crew, we had about a dozen of us brew the exact same brew. Some extract, some all grain, all of them good. In our first sit down with the brewers we had 6 different ones to sample plus the real one. No problems picking it out, as the clarity of their beer is arms and above all of ours. Felt ours was missing the dankness of the real thing, but is still a great beer.

Anyways, it was good to see the difference people’s equipment and water made on the brewing (at least 4 water districts in around Kelowna), and look forward to tasting the other 3 or 4 Fattugs that weren’t ready/available for the first taste off.

Here is the recipe we brewed (6G batch to fermenter, 5ish to bottle).

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 9.24 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.24 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 7.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 126.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
14 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsen Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.0 SRM) Grain 1 90.6 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel Malt – 35L 6-Row (Briess) (35.0 Grain 2 9.4 %
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 55.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 16.3 IBUs
1.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 21.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 6.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 6.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15. Hop 8 7.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 Hop 9 4.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool Hop 10 8.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 11 –
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 16 lbs
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 20.85 qt of water at 168.2 F 154.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.73gal, 5.03gal) of 168.0 F water

Welcome to OkBrewers!

Hey all, welcome to the OkBrewer’s website. We are a group of home brewers centered in the sunny Okanagan (Kelowna, BC). Currently our primary method of communication is through our Facebook page OKBrewers though we may expand that to include forums and such at some point.

We try to get together monthly for some beer tastings, and are otherwise a pretty friendly bunch 🙂 We are always looking to meet new people that share our passion for brewing beer.