Sunday, April 25, 2010


Judging was fun, did my morning session with Bryan Clauser and the afternoon session with Sean Sweeney. Close to a 150 beers were evaluated Saturday, the other 40 or so Friday night. Judging, plus the severe storms in the area made for a great day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

No brewing this weekend

Down at Llewelyn's tonight for the Men Of Emmanual Social tonight. Tomorrow I'm at the Schlafley Tap Room from 8:30 till whenever (4 or 5) judging at the Microfest. Will need to rest up after all that! Hope one of my two entries gets a decent score.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kegging today

First it was lunch at Schlafley Bottleworks, then after work it was down to Schlafley's Taproom to talk with Augie. Then back home, tried to keg the APA and the Bitter. My paintball regulator adapter thingy crapped out. No way to pump out of the Brewhemoth. With luck going downhill, I kegged the APA, put Isenglass in the Bitter, will keg in a couple weeks. I'm out of grain anyway, so I can't refill it right away. I need to redo my CO2 manifold system, so I have a CO2 tap outside the cold box, but then I'm planning on redoing that very soon. If nothing else this hobby keeps me out of the bars (OK, I was there twice today, but that was business). Kicking bak with a pint of APA right now.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Old Forest Ale Recipe

12 pounds Maris Otter
3/4 pounds 15L Crystal
1/2 pound 120l crystal
2 quarts spruce tips
mashed at 151
1 hour boil
2qts spruce tips
2 pounds dark brown sugar
3/4 ounce Northdown 60 minutes
1 ounce Fuggles 10 minutes
Fermented with Windsor yeast!
Maple syrup will be added in secondary and it will be aged on American Oak. This is a Forest Ale!

Brewing this as I type!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Old Forest Ale Coming soon

Went to Bob and Sue's to pick spruce tips. Will be brewing this ale, hopefully tomorrow night!
Tonight the latest batch of cider was bottled, half way between a cyser and cider. Excellant.
Also bottled the latest batch of Gooseberry Mead, Extremely good, really captured the tart gooseberry taste!

What's Brewing

In the fermenters at this time are the following

English Bitter
American Pale Ale
Bluebery Blossom Mead
Cranberry Blossom Mead
Cran on Cran Mead
Apple cider
Gooseberry Mead
Cherry Mead
Black Raspberry Blossom Mead
Welcome to Penrose Picobrewery. I will try to keep everyone updated as to what is brewing, planned brews, awards won, and everything else that comes up.