Brewsheets
I keep a brew log in the form of a spreadsheet (last updated on January 03, 2016 13:53:07). I recommend a spreadsheet over brewing software primarily because it's free and open source. In addition, it's easily modified and you can see the calculations being performed (which means you can learn, understand, and change them). And yes, I use LibreOffice (not MS Office) since it is both free and open source. Can you tell that I like free and open source stuff? That's mainly because its designers don't constantly come up with a new version with different proprietary file formats to make it difficult for everyone to open such formats unless they purchase a new version or upgrade every time. That's a no-brainer for me. I protect my spreadsheets (without a password) so that I don't accidentally change or delete a formula. They can be easily unprotected should you feel the need to change something. If I had one piece of advice to convey to anyone interested in homebrewing, it would be to keep a detailed brew log.

Here is a list of the brews I have made over the years since I started homebrewing (162 batches so far!). Unfortunately, not all of the earlier ones have brewsheets. I wish I had them to refer to for recipes and notes. Again, this is why I would recommend that you keep a brewing log from the very beginning of your homebrew "hobby." Enjoy!


2017

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

Double Chocolate Stout01/08/175 gals1.078637.2%01/28/1710/13/17
Hoppy Kolsch01/28/175 gals1.047214.7%02/19/17*
Clorona02/19/1710 gals1.040154.7%03/30/17*
Crawfish Boil Blonde05/07/1710 gals1.035263.6%05/21/17*
She's Got Balls Double ESB07/04/1710 gals1.063516.7%08/02/17*
FIGment of Your Imagination07/09/1710 gals1.069238.0%09/24/17*
Soul Stripper IPA08/12/175 gals1.063686.4%09/24/17*
Back in Black IPA10/07/175 gals1.065696.7%11/19/17*
Audacious Rye10/14/175 gals1.06557***

TOTAL65 gals
9 brews


2016

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

Soul Stripper IPA01/09/165 gals1.057656.0%02/05/1609/20/16
Hopfully IPA01/10/165 gals1.056916.3%02/05/1609/04/16
Flanders Red02/09/165 gals1.054205.5%01/06/17*
Flanders Brown02/10/165 gals1.051205.3%01/06/17*
Clorona03/05/1610 gals1.042154.8%03/29/1609/03/16
Quadrupel Threat03/26/165 gals1.0972810.6%05/01/1610/21/16

Vela is born on 04/01!

German Hombre05/07/1610 gals1.051195.4%06/06/1611/03/16
Flanders Red (d)07/10/165 gals1.05020----07/08/17
Flanders Brown (d)07/16/165 gals1.05120----07/08/17
Double Chocolate Stout11/26/165 gals1.093559.0%01/07/17*
Amber Leftovers11/27/165 gals1.053355.5%01/06/1703/23/17

TOTAL65 gals
11 brews


2015

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

For Peat's Sake Strong Scotch Ale02/15/1510 gals1.074248.1%03/03/1503/22/17
Vienna Lager03/10/1510 gals1.050215.1%03/29/1509/22/15
Doormat APA (d)04/04/1510 gals1.041344.4%04/17/1502/05/16
Smoke Your Ass Rauchbier04/18/1510 gals1.051234.3%05/30/1503/06/17
Clorona05/31/1510 gals1.042154.7%07/01/1501/23/16
SMaSHing Red07/19/155 gals1.048424.8%08/23/1510/23/15
Voodoo Pumpkin Ale09/07/1510 gals1.053264.9%10/01/1503/20/16
Spruce You Up10/11/1510 gals1.056305.3%10/28/1511/03/16
Belgian Lambic (batch 1)11/23/1516 gals1.043~5~5.7%09/18/16*
Belgian Lambic (batch 2)11/23/1521 gals1.043~5~5.7%09/18/16*
Belgian Lambic (batch 3)11/23/1513 gals1.045~5~5.7%09/18/16*
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale12/12/155 gals1.051375.3%01/14/1604/23/16
Back in Black IPA12/13/155 gals1.054635.2%01/14/1610/01/16

TOTAL135 gals
13 brews


2014

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

Appleton Porter02/09/1410 gals1.048274.4%02/22/1411/27/14
Stiff Upper Lip Pale Ale02/16/1410 gals1.044375.0%03/12/1409/07/14
Dubbel Trouble03/09/1410 gals1.068228.1%07/03/1401/28/17
Mild Mannered Ale05/04/1410 gals1.037203.3%07/03/1411/03/16
Blonde Leftovers (d)05/10/1410 gals1.047256.0%07/05/1411/15/15
Dos Testes07/05/1410 gals1.040164.5%09/07/1402/14/15
Hoppy Little Redhead09/07/1410 gals1.057526.6%10/10/1402/01/15
Voodoo Pumpkin Ale09/21/1410 gals1.052255.0%10/16/1411/24/14
Hoppy Little Redhead11/09/1410 gals1.047505.3%12/03/1405/15/15
Belgian Lambic (batch 1)11/24/1416 gals1.054~5~6.2%08/06/16*
Belgian Lambic (batch 2)11/24/1419 gals1.043~5~6.2%08/06/16*
Belgian Lambic (batch 3)11/24/1413 gals1.054~5~6.2%08/06/16*
Berliner Weisse12/13/1410 gals1.02853.2%01/05/1511/07/15

TOTAL148 gals
13 brews


2013

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

Overdose IPA01/21/1310 gals1.064616.8%02/11/1309/18/13
The Big Bamboo Pale Ale01/21/1310 gals1.053365.4%02/11/1308/04/13
Mythical Haven Imperial ESB02/02/135 gals1.070907.4%02/27/1307/23/13
A Right Scunner Scottish Ale02/17/1310 gals1.062216.4%04/17/1309/27/13
The Jeremiah Johnson03/16/135 gals1.059215.0%04/05/1302/15/14
Little Endian Pale Ale03/17/135 gals1.052415.0%04/10/1306/22/13
Dos Testes06/09/1310 gals1.043164.1%06/30/1302/12/14
Clorona06/30/1310 gals1.047205.2%07/23/1312/20/13
Voodoo Pumpkin Ale07/28/1310 gals1.055235.2%08/19/1303/09/14
Fruitcake Old Ale08/04/1310 gals1.076358.3%09/18/13*
Raise Your Glass (Kolsch)08/19/1310 gals1.047254.6%09/11/1312/13/13
Hot Ass Blonde08/31/135 gals1.044204.3%09/23/1310/14/13
Whole Lotta Rosie08/31/135 gals1.048194.6%09/23/1310/13/13
Back in Black IPA10/06/1310 gals1.066756.7%10/31/1311/24/14
Maple Nut Brown Ale10/20/1310 gals1.053264.9%11/03/1309/29/14
Soul Stripper IPA10/27/1310 gals1.063757.2%11/20/1307/04/14
Belgian Lambic (starter)11/10/135 gals1.052--------
Belgian Lambic (batch 1)11/26/13~15 gals~1.052~5~6.6%06/07/15*
Belgian Lambic (batch 2)11/26/13~20 gals~1.052~5~6.6%08/22/15*
Belgian Lambic (batch 3)11/26/13~20 gals~1.052~5~6.6%08/30/15*

TOTAL195 gals
20 brews


2012

BeerBrewedQuantityOGIBUsABVKeggedEmptied

Back in Black IPA01/14/125 gals1.065705.9%02/14/1207/10/12
Overdose IPA02/04/125 gals1.070746.4%02/29/1204/19/12
Hopfully IPA02/19/125 gals1.069997.3%03/13/1205/08/12
Clorona02/21/125 gals1.049195.4%04/09/1206/13/12
Heil Bier!02/22/125 gals1.052255.9%05/18/1208/04/12
Dubbel Trouble03/03/125 gals1.068197.8%04/09/1212/22/13
Quadrupel Threat03/04/125 gals1.0922710.1%04/09/1212/22/13
Trippin' on the Tripel03/05/125 gals1.081299.0%04/09/1212/25/12
Residuum Pale Ale03/11/125 gals1.056355.7%04/15/1208/04/12
Soul Stripper IPA03/25/1210 gals1.064777.3%05/18/1207/28/12

Malcolm is born on 03/28!

Hakuna Matata Pale Ale05/05/1210 gals1.056356.0%06/01/1201/20/13
Hopfully IPA05/11/1210 gals1.0681017.8%06/13/1211/20/12
Smoke Your Ass Rauchbier05/28/125 gals1.055275.2%08/05/1212/22/13
Doormat APA (d)06/01/1210 gals1.047285.1%06/23/1209/21/13
Amber Experiment (d)08/11/1210 gals1.051344.7%09/02/1209/21/13
Blonde Soubrette (d)08/17/125 gals1.046215.0%11/03/1209/21/13
Voodoo Pumpkin Ale09/02/1210 gals1.055264.6%09/22/1202/02/12
She's Got Balls Double ESB09/23/125 gals1.077657.2%10/22/1203/16/13
Overdose IPA v209/26/125 gals1.062596.2%10/22/1202/12/12
The Brown-Noser10/20/125 gals1.065716.5%11/17/1202/12/12
Dread Pirate Roberts Old English Ale11/25/125 gals1.059585.6%12/19/1204/05/13
Dos Testes12/16/1210 gals1.048135.1%02/08/1204/15/13

The world ends on 12/21!

No it didn't; still here on 12/22!

TOTAL145 gals
22 brews


2011

BeerBrew
Date
Amount
Brewed
Diacetyl
Rest
Racked to
Secondary
Bottled/
Kegged
On HandEmptied

Soul Stripper IPA v201/07/115 galsn/a01/22/1102/02/11keg04/08/11
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale v4 (d)01/08/1110 galsn/a01/22/1102/02/11keg05/08/11
Doormat APA01/17/115 galsn/an/a02/05/11keg02/23/11
Brother Cain's !IPA01/23/115 galsn/an/a02/17/11keg05/13/11
She's Got Balls Double ESB v2 (d)01/24/115 galsn/an/a02/17/11keg05/15/11
Pilsner Aristocrat v201/28/115 gals02/12/1102/18/1103/19/11keg05/14/11
Clorona v201/29/115 gals02/12/1102/18/1103/19/11keg04/22/11
Hop Machine Double IPA02/25/115 galsn/a04/04/1104/15/11010/05/12
Noble Doormat (Saaz)03/01/115 galsn/an/a04/09/11keg05/14/11
Noble Doormat (Spalt)03/07/115 galsn/an/a04/09/11keg05/14/11
Noble Doormat (Hallertauer)04/09/115 galsn/an/a05/08/11keg05/14/11
Noble Doormat (Hersbrucker)04/23/115 galsn/an/a05/13/11keg07/06/11
Doormat APA05/13/115 galsn/an/a06/02/11keg07/22/11
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale05/15/115 galsn/an/a06/12/11keg08/08/11
Soul Stripper IPA05/20/115 galsn/an/a06/12/11keg09/02/11
Hopfully IPA05/24/115 galsn/an/a06/16/11keg10/15/11
Peach it Brother!06/11/115 galsn/a07/22/1107/29/11010/13/11
Brother Cain's IPA06/12/115 galsn/an/a06/29/11keg08/15/11
Back in Black IPA06/19/115 galsn/an/a07/14/11keg10/22/11
She's Got Balls Double ESB (d)07/29/115 galsn/an/a08/24/11keg01/13/12
Soul Stripper IPA07/30/115 galsn/an/a08/24/11keg11/28/11
Voodoo Pumpkin Ale08/05/1110 galsn/an/a08/31/11keg10/29/11
Trippin' on the Tripel08/19/115 galsn/an/a09/05/11keg10/13/11
Back in Black IPA08/21/115 galsn/an/a09/13/11011/24/11
Noble Pils (d)08/26/115 gals09/06/1109/13/1110/09/11keg11/06/11
Rocktoberfest08/30/115 gals09/06/1109/13/1110/09/11keg11/05/11
Doormat APA10/09/115 galsn/an/a10/22/11keg12/03/11
Malcolm's Brew (NA Doormat APA)10/09/115 galsn/an/a10/22/11010/05/12
The Ballbreaker Scottish Dry Stout10/15/115 galsn/a11/13/1112/04/11keg03/04/12
A Right Scunner Scottish Ale10/16/115 galsn/a11/13/1112/04/11keg02/21/12
Amber Experiment (gluten "free")11/12/115 galsn/an/a12/01/11keg02/17/12
Dread Pirate Roberts Old English Ale11/13/115 galsn/a11/25/1112/11/11keg03/01/12
Soul Stripper IPA11/24/1110 galsn/an/a12/17/11keg05/08/12
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale11/28/1110 galsn/an/a12/21/11keg03/23/12
Doormat APA12/02/115 galsn/a12/17/1101/13/12keg03/23/12
Kolsch It!12/03/115 galsn/a12/17/1101/13/12keg04/28/12

TOTAL200 gals!
36 brews


2010

BeerBrew
Date
Amount
Brewed
Diacetyl
Rest
Racked to
Secondary
Bottled/
Kegged
On HandEmptied

Ferocious IPA01/23/105 galsn/a02/05/1002/14/10005/15/10
Clorona01/23/105 gals02/02/1002/13/1003/15/10005/23/10
Czech Pilsner01/31/105 gals02/13/1002/20/1004/30/10007/07/10
Harpooned IPA02/06/105 galsn/a02/16/1003/01/10006/09/10
Hopfully IPA v102/21/105 galsn/a03/04/1003/13/10005/12/10
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale v103/13/105 galsn/a03/25/1004/05/10005/20/10
Citra Experiment IPA03/14/105 galsn/a03/29/1004/05/10006/04/10
Pilsner Aristocrat03/20/105 gals03/26/1004/08/1004/30/10006/20/10
Tea Party Lager05/01/105 gals05/15/1005/28/1006/18/10012/07/10
Hopfully IPA v205/16/105 galsn/a05/28/1006/05/10009/10/10
Pliny the Elder Clone05/21/105 galsn/a05/31/1006/14/10011/27/10
Purple Daze05/23/105 galsn/an/a06/11/10010/01/10
Modus Hoperandi Clone05/26/105 galsn/a06/07/1006/15/10009/21/10
Harpooned IPA v206/10/105 galsn/a06/25/1007/03/10011/20/10
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale v206/13/105 galsn/a06/27/1007/04/10011/13/10
Soul Stripper IPA09/11/1010 galsn/a09/18/1009/25/10keg10/30/10
Hakuna Matata Pale Ale v309/12/1010 galsn/an/a09/26/10keg10/31/10
Back in Black IPA09/17/105 galsn/a09/30/1010/08/10keg11/03/10
For Peat's Sake Smoked Porter09/18/105 galsn/an/a10/03/10keg12/31/10
She's Got Balls Double ESB09/19/105 galsn/an/a10/03/10keg11/12/10
Cabane à Sucre Nut Brown Ale11/13/105 galsn/an/a12/02/10keg01/22/11
Hopfully IPA v311/19/105 galsn/a12/04/1012/11/10keg01/21/11
Back in Black IPA v211/20/105 galsn/a12/02/1012/09/10keg02/06/11
Low Voltage Barleywine12/04/105 galsn/a12/14/1006/02/11010/11/13
Pale-Headed Step-Child12/05/105 galsn/a12/14/1012/21/10keg01/29/11
A Right Scunner Scottish Ale12/21/105 galsn/a01/17/1102/07/11keg04/22/11

TOTAL140 gals
26 brews


2009
BeerBrew
Date
Amount
Brewed
Diacetyl
Rest
Racked to
Secondary
Bottled/
Kegged
On HandEmptied

Red Ale02/22/095 galsn/an/a03/07/09002/05/10
Nut Brown Ale02/22/095 galsn/an/a03/07/09012/14/09
Hop Head Double IPA05/10/095 galsn/an/a06/01/09010/12/09
Sweet Raspberry Wheat05/10/095 galsn/an/a05/23/09003/03/10
Liberty Cream Ale06/14/095 galsn/an/a06/27/09002/20/10
Ferocious IPA06/28/095 galsn/a07/05/0907/15/09001/16/10
Hop Scare IPA06/29/095 galsn/a07/05/0907/15/09003/12/10
Imperial Stout11/26/094 galsn/a12/09/0902/05/10011/24/11
Cherry Imperial Stout11/26/091 galn/a12/09/0902/05/10011/27/10

TOTAL40 gals
9 brews


2008

BeerBrew
Date
Amount
Brewed
Diacetyl
Rest
Racked to
Secondary
Bottled/
Kegged
On HandEmptied

Pale Ale02/20085 galsn/an/a02/2008005/2008
Good Eats Ale02/20085 galsn/an/a03/2008005/2008
Pilsner02/20085 galsn/an/a03/2008005/2008
India Pale Ale04/27/085 galsn/an/a05/11/08009/2008
Irish Stout08/30/085 galsn/an/a09/13/08003/03/10
Oktoberfest08/31/085 galsn/an/a09/13/08002/20/10
Bock09/14/085 galsn/an/a09/27/08003/03/10
Canadian Ale09/14/085 galsn/an/a09/27/08007/15/09
Pilsner09/28/085 galsn/an/a10/11/08008/15/09
Porter09/28/085 galsn/an/a10/11/08004/24/10
Continental Light10/12/085 galsn/an/a10/26/08006/21/09
Oktoberfest10/12/085 galsn/an/a10/26/08010/30/09

TOTAL60 gals
12 brews