Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Glorious Beer!

Well, the beers have been kegged and put under pressure...for about a week now (forgot to post - DOH!).  All smelled (and tasted) great going in to the kegs...I have a good feeling about them!

Also, over the long Memorial Day weekend, I started the Kegerator!  I have all three taps installed and once the fridge cools back down and I have the temperature dialed back in, I will cut all the lines, attach them to the kegs and get them all chilled and pouring!  Oh, the bug has bitten again - HARD!

On the horizon (perhaps this week or weekend)...I will be "Up The Kriek"!!


Monday, May 21, 2012


Well, I got the Meads and Cider bottled...all but the pesky Mesquite Honey Mead.  That darn thing will not finish clearing!!  Time to crash cool it and see what happens...

Anyway, I didn't get to kegging this weekend, but have plans on doing that tonight...get all that stuff under pressure and ready for drinking!

And...only about a week or two away from the big funky brew.  I am getting excited about this one...now if I can only think of a name!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back in the Saddle...

So, it's been a LONG time...

Saturday, May 12th, I brewed up two batches...the base for my Peach Fuzz Wheat Ale (the wheat without the peach) and my Suicide Blonde Ale.  Both are waiting for transfer to secondary or kegs...haven't decided yet.

Monday, May 14th, I brewed up my new Brown Porter "Little Brown Jug".  Almost hit my numbers dead on and it fermented FAST!!  I think it finished in two days...now also awaiting it's next container.

This weekend, I plan on bottling up the meads and cider that have been sitting for far too long...only after a quick taste test to make sure they are fit to serve!  They all look good, so I have good feelings about them.  I also plan on transferring the beers to their next home, which very well may be kegs...they are clearing out nicely and look to be finished (gravity check will determine for sure).

I also have big plans coming up soon...a Kriek (Cherry Lambic)!  I haven't thought of a final name yet, but I am thinking about:
  • "Sauerkirschen" (Sour Cherries in German)
  • "Zure Kersen" (Sour Cherries in Dutch)
  • "Sour Cherries" Belgian-Style Lambic
  • "Up the Kriek" Cherry Lambic
  • "Cherry Creek" Lambic
So, let me know your thoughts...

Here's to Beer!  I'm glad I rejoined this hobby...I almost forgot how fun it is.