Archive for July, 2007

Brewing IPA Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I’ll figure out how to embed this one of these days…

http://picasaweb.google.com/emptyowe/20070805BrewingNewahtarilloIPA

Da Beer – Step 3 Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

So Reagan and I made the wort weekend before last, and put it into the primary fermenter. It’s been fermenting and just a’bubblin away for the past week. (see video below) It finally settled down sometime this past weekend and tonight I measured the specific gravity to make sure it was done wioth the first stage. It was. This batch of AHS Oatmeal Stout will be about 6% alcohol content.  So it was now time to move it from the 6.5 gallon primary fermenter to the 5 gallon secondary fermenter. They are both glass carboys. This second stage just allows for more of the yeast and sediment to settle down and for the beer to clear up. The plan is to bottle it this coming weekend.

I had a little taste too! It is flat (no carbonation) but it does have a nice taste. I think this will be a nice first batch.

Yee Haw! Good times!

(Step 3 because Step 1 was making the wort, and Step 2 was the primary fermentation. Still left Step 3 (this one) of secondary fermentation and settling/clearing, then Step 4 Bottling…. and finally, the best… Step 5 DRINKING!)

Earthlings Sunday, July 29th, 2007

My brother told me about this movie. I think EVERYONE, EVERYONE!, should watch it. Especially if you profess to be any sort of animal lover.

Make the connection.

(click on image)

Earthlings

Brewin Beer Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

So we started a batch of Oatmeal Stout.

The yeast are going NUTZ right now and I thought I’d post a video of it.

Check it out!