Posts tagged ‘beer’
The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival 2009 is almost here! I have never got to go in the past, but when you boast something like pouring beer straight out of a gigantic pumpkin, you can count me in! Nine beers by the Elysian as well as other Washington beer and beers from Allagash, Russian River, and Southern Tier – all amazing world class brewers! If you are in Seattle and here this weekend, I’d have to question your sanity if you’re not there!
This was my first batch of beer and turned out ok. That is all you can expect from a purely extract beer though.
Size: 5 Gallons
- 7lbs Liquid Amber Malt Extract
- 1/2 oz Cascade hops
- Filtered water to make 5 gallons
- Dried Ale Yeast
- I boiled 2 1/2 gallons of wort in two separate pots (a two gallon and one gallon pot) for 30 minutes. I believe the hops were added at the beginning of the boil.
- The wort was then added to the remaining water and cooled in an ice bath to 80° where yeast was pitched.
- OG was measured at 1.052.
- I did not take any other notes on this brew.
- The brew did not ferment enough, or perhaps it was just not very good. Either way, it tasted too thick, too sugary.
- It did mellow with age however and tasted better a month later.
Welcome to Alex’s Brewing Adventures. I will include my methods and recipes for beer and Mead and whatever else I can whip up as well as give tips and hints of things I learn along the way. This blog is as much a reference to me as it is to you. Enjoy.