Gumbo - Because I'm in Louisiana and I LOVE a good gumbo! Grass - Because I play bluegrass music.

Location: Louisiana, United States

Monday, November 27, 2006

Next Batch Brewing Soon

I just wanted to mention that my second beer will be a clone of Pete's Wicked Ale, and I HOPE to brew after work tomorrow (well, today, really), if I get home in time. For any who have never brewed beer before, the brew process takes about 5 hours if you're using a liquid malt extract kit.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

49 Bottles and Some On The Floor

I probably could have gotten 50 bottles out of this batch of American Pale Ale. But I spilled a bit and ended up with 49. Live and learn... What I didn't spill of what would have been bottle #50 tasted good, though! Of course, it's the bottle conditioning that carbonates the beer, so it was completely flat and "green" tasting. But I can tell it's going to be great in a few weeks! The first bottle I test will be on my birthday, which happens to be Thanksgiving Day this year. Then I'll leave it alone for another week or so. Some time before then, I hope to get another batch (probably a brown ale) brewing. Here are a few pics from my bottling session on Sunday, Nov. 5th (Hmmm, maybe I should call it Gunpowder Treason Ale...the history buffs and Brits will get that).