Well, we brewed this beer yesterday. Very freaky stuff. And I felt pretty strange cleaning the crab with a brush to get all the sand and barnacles off. Anyway, the crab we're about 6 hours from sea to boil pot. We put 4 pretty big ones, in the boil with about 20 minutes left on a ten gallon batch. Added two tsp of Old bay, some irish moss. (OK, alot of irish moss) and it's now fermenting.........
Hit an OG of 1.066, but should have been just a bit higher. Tasted the wort out of the test tube, and it seemed OK. Not so crabby though. hmmmmm.
Well, this is test batch #1.
OK guys, this beer turned out very tasty. Needs to age a bit for sure. But, the initial tasting says it turned out real good. The amazing part is the head on this beer. I bet I could stand on it. (and for those of you I've met, you know I'm not a small guy, LOL.
Anyway, we're gonna have a few folks from our local club, and see what they think. We brewed a ten gallon batch, so we have one for tasting, and looks like we have our first beer for the strangebrewfest.
Next is a Tabasco/chocalate stout, and rhubarb IPA. If anyone ahs a recipe for the stout, I'd love to hear from you. Another microbrewery in the area brews a rhubarb IPA. I'll check with them to see if they plan to bring one to the strangebeerfest. If not, we will. But, it was his idea, so he get's first shot at it.