Friday, June 24, 2011

Brew Day June 24

Brewing up the Rye Twist today. Missing my hoppy APA
Its July 3 and after crashing it to 50 degrees, I'm dry hopping with 1/2 oz of Chinook, 1 oz. of Centennial and 1 oz of Cascade. Be ready to drink in a week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Its Berry season

Pam with the first picking of Black Raspberries. Its going to be a good year for mead! Went out again today, the 15th, another 8 pounds harvested. Thinking I have two or more trips out there that good, be bumping the mead up to 5 gallons! On the 18th, 6 more pounds! Season is over, today's (6-21) haul 3 pounds, season total 22 pounds.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gooseberry Harvest

Raw material for more grozet and mead. My two little bushes yeilded almost 20 pounds of gooseberries!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time for Saison

The yeast cake is ready to go on a bigger stronger batch.
20 pounds of 2-row pale malt (Maris Otter)
1/2 pound of 20l crystal
1 pound 30l crystal
1 pound 10l Munich
2 oz EKG at 60
2 oz Hallertau Mitillfru at 15

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Belgium

Brewed a Belgium Saison, in the traditional form, low OG, made to be drank by the harvesters during season. Will use the yeast cake to make a more standard Saison next week.