Friday, May 29, 2009

Brewing... finally

I have finally found some time to brew. The end of the school year is always packed with non-brewing activities. In addition to finally having time to brew, I am motivated to get things in my pipeline before it gets too warm for proper fermentation. Right now the basement is perfect for ales, but it will not be by July.

In my pipeline I have an IPA, a Red Ale and my Metathesis Pale Ale. The IPA should be a pretty standard IPA, but the Red Ale deserves a little description.

First, I admit that this is a bastardized version of an Irish and American Red. The base malt (partial mash) was some Marris Otter I had sitting around. The red color (or what I hope will make it red) comes from a combination of 8 oz Special B and 8 oz Crystal (10°L). I got this idea off of forum somewhere, but lost track of what forum. So, I can't properly give it credit.

Next up: A wheat beer and a couple of stouts. I know, a stout is not really a summer beer, but my wife likes it (and so do I).

In the next few days, I hope to show you my latest improvement to my bar.

3 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

What are you talking about? Stout is perfect for any time of the year, any time of the day!

Chemgeek said...

I agree with you. Sadly, that's not the conventional "wisdom."

Chillindamos said...

What are the 3 best things about teaching!?

June, July, and August!

That's my brewing season too!