Today I opened up our first bottle of the new homebrew. It’s a Scotch Ale, and I have dubbed it the MacAlan. It’s supposed to be a “wee heavy” which means usually 7%+ alcohol by volume, but I think it’s … Continue reading
Bottled a batch of scotch ale today. 49 bottles: 45 12oz and 4 20something oz bottles. Scotch ale is a pale ale where the malt is peat-smoked which lends a burnt-ish taste reminiscent of Scotch whisky. I’m carbonating in bottle … Continue reading
Bottling a beer today. Maybe. We’re pretty tired from cleaning the bottles, and that’s just the outside. We reuse beer bottles, so we clean them inside and out, santize them to kill any nasties, fill, and cap them. We need … Continue reading
A while back I said we made a batch of beer intending to be in time for the Harry Potter movie as a recreation of the butter beer. Well, things didn’t work out as planned, but it was still an … Continue reading
I can’t believe I typed that. Julie got 10 kinds of excited about brewing the next batch of beer, and on Sunday we put together a special cask-strength edition of Butterbeer.
Opened up a couple bottles of the new beer for Julie and me, and it was great! Because it’s the Vernal Equinox tomorrow and because it’s a Stout, I’m calling it Fat Vern. The flavor’s right. If I have any … Continue reading
The beer is bottled! I even had some. It’s still unnamed, and it’s still a stout. At this point in the game it’s not quite ready yet, but here’s the story so far.
Our really good friends Ted and Claire got me an unemployment present (what a great idea) of a beermaking kit from Fermentation Solutions, and I got to work on a stout.