Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Centennial brew plans

Recently, I mentioned that I was closing in on homebrew batch #100. Tomorrow I expect to do batch 99 (a cream ale). That means batch 100 is almost here.

So, what am I going to brew. Well, I asked for suggestions and I have decided to do a series of three special beers.

Here's the plan:

#100 Imperial Stout aged over oak
#101 101 minute IPA using locally grown hops (a friend of mine has some nugget and cascade hops). I will incorporate those and other hops.
#102 A style I have never brewed before. I'm still not sure what I am going to do, but I'm leaning towards a dark lager or a double bock.

None of these beers will be ready for a few months. I must first formulate the recipes. That could take some time. Then after I brew them, they will all require a certain amount of aging. I'll probably be drinking them in March of 2010.


milkshake said...

try some strong but lighter beer - it sounds like a contradiction but I had Sierra Nevada Summerfest recently and it was a very pleasant contradiction,

~E said...

not ready for a few months huh?

you know what happens in a few months?

My birthday...

so if you feel inclined to have someone else taste test your lovely little creations, feel free to ship me a keg or two!

j said...

I am curious...do you use temperature control during fermentation?

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Have you ever made a pumpkin ale? I was just thinking that would be cool for the upcoming festivities.
And why does it take almost a year to make?

Chemgeek said...

j: I do now. I have a fridge in my garage with temp control and I am going to see if I can use a heater in it during the cold winter months.

Lisa: Yuck, I do not like pumpkin flavored anything except pumpkin pie. That's just one flavor I can't see entering my beer.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Darn, I was hoping to do some begging if you had.