OK, that's not true (duh!!!) but the combination of me being busy and pretty damn lazy has made posting around here a bit rare.
I busted my butt today getting a lot of things done so I could brew beer. And brewing beer is what I am doing.
I am brewing my 99th batch ever. It is my cream ale. I've brewed this several times and it has become quite popular in my immediate family. I think I have refined the recipe enough that it is ready for a name, AND I'm looking for suggestions. I have two beers with names right now: Metathesis Pale Ale and Carbon Black Oatmeal Stout. If you are astute enough (and I know you are) you will notice the strong connection to Organic Chemistry.
So, with that criteria, what should I call my cream ale. Here is the recipe if you need inspiration:
3 lbs pale malt
1 lb honey malt
0.5 lb malted wheat
0.25 lb biscuit
Mash at 152° in 1.5 gallons for 90 minutes. Drain and sparge with 2 gallons at 168°
3.5 lb Extra light dry malt extract
1 oz Northern Brewer (7% a.a.) 60 minutes
1 oz Willamette (3.5% a.a.) 1 minute
Wyeast 1056 American Ale