sporr → Pennsylvania Beer Enthusiasts: this red ale I brewed just keeps getting better and better. I racked my summer ale into the secondary the other night. That looked and smelled great. Hope it is as good as my first brew.
June 12, 2009
sporr → Pennsylvania Beer Enthusiasts: I started a Summer Ale the other day. Added some extra honey to it just for a little kick. This is only my second time brewing and the differences between that first brew and this second one are just huge.
sporr → Pennsylvania Beer Enthusiasts: Couldn't take it another minute. I had to take a peek inside my primary to see what it looked like. There is a crust over the the top of it and it smells like when my wife makes bread. So according to a buddy of mine that has been doing this for a little ... moreCouldn't take it another minute. I had to take a peek inside my primary to see what it looked like. There is a crust over the the top of it and it smells like when my wife makes bread. So according to a buddy of mine that has been doing this for a little while, I'm on the right track. Yippy!!!
May 17, 2009
sporrMy Honey Summer Ale has turned out quite nice. Right now I have a apricot wheat in the secondary. I'm thinking about racking that one into another carboy at the 2 week mark for another week. Try and get it to clear up as much as I can before bottle time.
sporrSo far so good. Probably going to move this brew into the secondary fermenter towards the end of the week. Then I'm probably just going to go ahead and start another batch right away.
May 17, 2009
sporrI am excited to try it out. I'm going to go the keg route. I would like to get one or 2 of the small 3 gallon kegs. But wow are they expensive. I can get a 5 gallon keg for less than half of one of those small ones.
sporrI have my first batch of beer brewing. Still waiting for the bubbler to really kick in. My buddy in VA told me not to worry that it is kind of slow. He said that happens sometimes. I'll give it another full day before I start to worry.
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May 4, 2009
sporr → KenRygh: Got the kit out of the basment yesterday. Looks like I still need to get a brew kettle and some lids. The Irish Red I have should still be good to use. Everything in the kit is either vaccum packed or canned. Question is the yeast, not sure if it's any go... moreGot the kit out of the basment yesterday. Looks like I still need to get a brew kettle and some lids. The Irish Red I have should still be good to use. Everything in the kit is either vaccum packed or canned. Question is the yeast, not sure if it's any good after 4 yrs.
May 3, 2009
sporrHopefully this wek I'm going to brew my first batch of beer. Going to go the keg route, maybe the small kegs so I can bottle some and keg some from the same batch.
Congrats South Carolina! The State House just approved the so called "Pint Bill" that will allow breweries to sell 48 ounces of beer to a person every 24 hours. No more tiny samples if you're wanting a pint - as long as the Governor signs the bill.
Here is what I currently have going on in my Home Brewing adventures.
Currently "On Tap"
1) Strawberry Lemonade
2) Killians Red Ale
3) Holiday Ale
Whats on the "Shelf"
1) Yorkshire Bourbon Porter
2) Porkey's Full Moon
3) Fat Tire Amber Ale
4) Holiday Ale
Whats in the "Primary Fermente...
Here is a log of the brews that I have brewed. Feel free to comment and I'll up date as I brew.
1) 5/10/09 Red Ale from a Brewers Best Kit
2) 6/4/09 Summer Ale from a Brewers Best Kit
3) 6/20/09 Apricote Wheat Ale from a recipe found in a brewer's mag.
4) 7/16/09 Yorkshire Bourbon Port...
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