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The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

GPBF2009

GPBF2009

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!

October 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

The Lost Batch

This was my first batch of beer and turned out ok. That is all you can expect from a purely extract beer though.

Date: 09/2007
Size: 5 Gallons

Recipe:

  • 7lbs Liquid Amber Malt Extract
  • 1/2 oz Cascade hops
  • Filtered water to make 5 gallons
  • Dried Ale Yeast

Method:

  • 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.

Tasting notes:

  • 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.

January 7, 2008 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

Hello world!

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.

January 6, 2008 at 11:09 pm 1 comment


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