April 20th, 2012 by Brad
I got this roll of film back the other day and it pretty much sums up a lot of what has been going on recently. There’s been a whole lot of BBQing, beer brewing, polish horseshoeing, and hanging out with friends going on and I can’t complain. It’s nice to see summer coming back around, I forgot how much I enjoy the warmer weather.
As a closing note, our online shop went up this past week! Make sure you go check it out, we are getting low on certain styles and colors. To those who picked something up, we cannot thank you enough for the support! Check out the online shop here.
February 26th, 2012 by Brad
About a month ago a few of us met up a Travis’ house to brew up an IPA. Since then a few more batches have been started and I almost forgot about the IPA that was fermenting in the closet. Actually, that’s not true at all. We’ve been counting down the days to this moment and it couldn’t have come fast enough.
January 21st, 2012 by Travis
I know it’s a little late for a new year’s reference but, I got some new equipment for Christmas and finally found the time to try it out. It now looks a bit like an amateur meth lab, which, probably has the neighbors talking…oh well. Brewing is actually fairly simple. As long as you keep everything sanitized and do certain steps at the right time, you will make beer. It may not be good but, it’s beer. Another good suggestion I’ve heard is; “Don’t start drinking until the time sensitive steps are complete.” Well, take that how you will. We start right away and justify it by pawning it off on the old “inspiration” excuse.
We used a combination of Munich/Special Roast/Maris Otter Malts that we are hoping will add a more full bodied flavor. A good IPA has it’s own hoppy bitterness and aroma so we used a combination of 3 different hop families. The one’s that will stand out are the Cascade hops which we used in the boil and to dry hop in the fermenter. The rest is up to your own imagination. For all you home brewers out there here are are the specs we are expecting to see.