January 11, 2007

On to the next batch

Well, since my previous posts on brewing were so widely read, I've decided to post more stuff that will be of interest to one person only. Fortunately, that's the only person whose opinion I care about so, you know, I've got that goin' for me.


I just received the ingredients to make two batches of beer. One will be a clone of Breckenridge Brewery's Christmas Ale which, I expect, many of you have not tried as yet. I highly recommend it. Hopefully, my batch will turn out alright; I have no desire for more Swimming Pool Ale. The other batch will be a Fosters Lager clone, albeit one brewed at ale temperatures because no lagering ability at my house. I think that I'll call it the Fosters Steamer, in reference to brewing lagers at ale temperatures, a method popularized by Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco in the production of its fabulous Anchor Steam Ale.

Which one will I brew first? It's hard to say, but I'm leaning towards the Steamer because it will become drinkable more quickly, giving me plenty of homebrew to drink while the Christmas Ale ages. Regardless, I'll post my recipes and brewing logs as I go along. Feedback and/or questions are welcome.

See y'all soon.

Posted by Physics Geek at January 11, 2007 11:17 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

I'm brewing a Chimay Red clone this weekend. I'll post the recipe later today.

I've also got a bottle of my Ithurtzwhen IPA in the fridge being force carbonated as we speak. At 12% the yeast were too pooped to carbonate in the bottle and the last tasting was less than satisfactory, so there will be a report on that as well.

Then again, at 12% the flavor will be the least of your problems after a bottle or two.

Posted by: Robb Allen at January 11, 2007 12:00 PM

YAY! Beer! :-)

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