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Ingredients / Lyles Golden Syrup
« on: November 16, 2011, 12:02:11 AM »
I have decided to try and build an Old Speckled Hen beer.
Anyone have any information to share about the flavors
that this syrup may impart to a beer. I wonder if it is
the flavor entity in this recipe?

All Grain Brewing / Vienna Lager (pic)
« on: November 12, 2011, 03:02:58 PM »
She is in da fermenter and looking good.  Hope it tastes good in a couple months.
 ;D  WLP 940 Mex lager yeast.
4 lb pils
5 lb vienna malt
.75 lbs flaked maize
handful of pale chocolate.
.5 lb acid malt
touch of carafoam and wheat malt for head.
Edit: Hops...1 oz Hallertau GR and .5 oz Cluster for the full 90 min boil

The Pub / Head em up.....Moove em out
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:10:14 AM »

The Pub / Thanks to Merchants for free meals
« on: November 10, 2011, 09:09:39 PM »
For Veterans of The U.S. Armed Forces.  I went to Aussy slanted restaurant and recieved a
great tribute free bloomin Onion...Tomorrow, I understand
that Applebee's will follow suit....

Thanks to Veterans here and not, Cheers !!!

Commercial Beer Reviews / Wild Blue (pic) Blueberry blue dog brewery
« on: November 09, 2011, 11:36:18 PM »
 ;D  Well a cowerker brought me a bottle of this beer.  I tried it tonight.
Pours deep purple...slight head that does not really last long and fades
to a light magenta foam ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is faint of blue berries.
Not overpowering.  So you take a little sip and the sweetness is big at first with
beer in the background, no hops come through, none....The wife tried it and
said straight away she LIKED this beer.  I did another taste and then before
I realized it, I was having trouble putting it down. It is light and berry sweet on
the palate.  Not sour like a belgian kriek. The 8% alcohol is well hidden
and this is prolly one sneaky beer. At the end of the bottle you are like dang....better
find a little respect for the alcohol that is so well hidden.

I would like another please, but would have to be in the mood.

All Things Food / Summer Squash (pic)
« on: November 09, 2011, 11:37:18 AM »
Browning in the skillet and taking on the golden hues
of Autumn.  This is how we do it at my house. These
were sliced and par cooked and then frozen until today.
(see the squash thread in the pub)

Just slice em and put em in some olive oil and add
a little black pepper, keep turning them over n over
until they look like this...mmmmmmm

Yeast and Fermentation / WLP 940 Mex Lager throwing Sulfur
« on: November 06, 2011, 09:30:41 AM »
Well this tube of yeast was a bit past the best used by date, and so I grew
it up slowly bit by bit to a pitchable quantity of a 3/4 gallon starter.  Pitched
it into a 1.052 wert and kept it prolly at the upper end of it's ideal range it seemed
happy enough fermenting along and I even tasted a bit about 5 days into the ferment.

Started to slow down and I got a little note of butter in that taste so I thought I would
move it into a warmer room for some D-rest time and it was in there for 2 days.

I retasted the hydrometer sample last nite and ewwww....sulfur big time...taste is beer
but smell is sulfur.  I moved it back to the cooler ambient garage...50 ish temp
and will let it sit there for a good little spell.  I just hope that I can coax the sulfur out and away.

I read the copper reactive thread from Keith and may drop a shiny copper penny in the beer
prior to racking to secondary.  Then I will flush it with plenty of CO2...not sure what happened.

The Pub / Uhhhhh USPS R.I.P. ??
« on: October 13, 2011, 10:54:00 PM »

May be the beginning of the end of life as I have known it.... ???

The Pub / Happy Columbus Day !
« on: October 10, 2011, 10:37:24 AM »
This would be a great day to brew a hoppy columbus hop IPA
in honor of the ole sailor.....who started a whole bunch o stuff.....

I am just enjoying my day off work and brewing...thppppppp""

The Pub / Funny Bill Board...pic
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:27:36 AM »
Edit: Mods, If this is too brazen just delete....

Got a funny billboard?  take a pic and put it up share a little...
This one was on Mullberry St. East of Ft. Collins Co.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Victoria ....By Modelo (pic)
« on: October 09, 2011, 08:12:25 PM »
Well, I finally connected with a bottle of this good beverage,
then I went and found a case to bring home with me.

This brew lying somewhere in between corona and negra modelo
in SRM's is a good amber color. Sporting a short lived small
offwhite head, and aroma of to me, carmel mixed with wet dog,
light to medium body and mouthfeel, this beer to me is what
my uneducated palate would call the quintensential Vienna
Lager...more so than the negra modelo perhaps because
it resembles more what I consider a lager is supposed to be....

Anyway glad I got some and got to finally try this brew. That
unlike it's cousin comes wrapped in a Brown Glass Bottle.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Snow Day New offering New Belgium
« on: October 09, 2011, 07:54:32 PM »
Edit: Sneak Preview of a soon to be released beer....

I did a visit to Ft. Collins this weekend and the bar back
at the New Belgium brewery brought me a taste of the
Only bottle I saw of a new upcoming release named
Snow Daze. It looked to me like he kind of snuck it
out of the cooler and busted it open and poured it
into about 4 glasses. It is brewed with Black Wheat...and
has the appearance of a dark beer with the body and
flavor of a Not dark beer.  Hop bill was Cascade,
Amarillo, and Styrian Goldings if I recall correctly.
It is the replacement for the old 2 Below which they told me
was due back in production 2 years from now.  I anxiously
await the official release of this brew and will seek it out
in November for a re-tasting. I gotta say I was not disappointed.

Edit:Never saw this before now.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Old Speckled Hen
« on: October 09, 2011, 07:48:56 PM »
Dang since 1711,,,, long time to perfect the brew.
and I gotta say it is a Malty Good one at that.

Edit: Tall Boy 4pack Cans with nitro widget

What say you?

Well I had this bottle in the fridge long time now..and the wine is going on
5 years old....I gotta tell you I crown capped this champagne bottle....
Pssssssssssst it went and out came lots of bubbles...I grabbed the wine flute
and poured a little in the glass let it simmer in the atm a bit and took a sniff...
kind of smelled musty like my root cellar but not totally repugnant...
laced with aroma of the fruit.  Well what a journey it's been and I can show you
better than I can tell you so here is the pic of the stuff 4 years ago in the carboy.

And today I poured a sample of the trees fruit preserved these long years in the bottle
and got this appearance...nice and dry with a spritzy long lasting carbonation bite..
reminescent of the fruit...almost sour but not overly.

I had only been brewing beer about a year by this time...and had been doing odd ferments
up until 2007,,,,so please don't flame me for posting about wine ... :)

The Pub / Once n a while something comes along that ....
« on: October 04, 2011, 06:14:37 AM »
you think is worth sharing....

last time I did this it got locked....uhhhhh....stay on course please but
check this light show...amazing...

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