Prost!

So I have been brewing since the summer of 2006. Its passed being a hobby, I love the time I spend brewing. In the last few years brewing has become part of what I am.

Now on top of my love of homebrewing, I am beginning my move into the professional brewing scene with an expanding local craft brewery.

Mostly this blog will be talking about my brew days, any experiments that I work on and the process of getting into the professional world.



Brew Log

Our Brew Log:




DateNameStyleOGFGIBU
(calculated)
Discussion
08/29/2011Full Nelson
8c
1.057
1.016
44.3
A relatively unremarkable brew session, minus having no power due to Hurricane Irene just blowing through two days before. A simpler time of brewing. Beer finished a little high but still works, couple people saying the same, maybe something off in this batch of Marris Otter
09/25/2011Wild Rice Saison
16c
1.0661.01433.6
IBU's are purely a guess, used dried hops from the garden, Hit our gravity but came up a little short on volume, I'm sure I left too much in the mash.  Remember when you are using adding a dry ingredient to the boil it doesn't get included with your mash weight.  Color looks darker, but you can't tell in the fermenter, either way is fine.
10/30/2011
Hops in the Dark
23A - Black IPA
1.074
1.015
89.3
Brewing the snow after an October Nor'easter.  Starting to pay much more attention to process now, I think keeping this log is helping.  Awesome red color in the transfers but quickly turned black as soon as any real volume developed.  Fermentation isn't moving as vigorous as I like, was planning on cleaning this yeast for a barelywine but if its this slow that may change, I think may go back to Chico.  So fermentation seemed slow, but it was thorough about 80%, nothing smelled or tasted off in the sample.  
12/09/2011
Spontaneous
Fermentation
??
1.063
-
7(estimated)
Wild fermentation attempted with Briess Bavarian Wheat Malt extract.  
01/01/2012
American Pale Ale
10A
1.059
1.014
44.7
Traditional American Pale Ale Featuring New Zealand Motueka hops.
02/05/201
Wee Heavy
9E
1.082
1.020
-
Brewed as a club project to fill a bourbon  barrel, now for the waiting

04/12/2012
Pete's Brown Porter
12A
1.058
-
33.2
A borrowed recipe, with a slightly bumped up hop character, a little out of style for a brown porter.
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