So if you don't mind a quick brew day post of cell phone cam pictures here you go. Two of us (re)submitted manuscripts and none of the three of us felt like working on our dissertations.
The goal was pretty simple: two beers
6 gallons of a coffee porter. We stole the idea from a local brewer at Sante Adarius Rustic Ales, made with locally roasted Verve Coffee. The SA version of this porter was one of the best beers, let alone porters, I have had in a long time. The trick is an overnight cold brew with much less coffee grounds than you might expect in the keg when the beer is mature.
The second brew changed mid-brew when yours truly did some bad simple arithmetic and added too much volume for the boil, but didn't realize the mistake until afterwards. So 6 gallons of a double Red Ale (~9%ABV) became a heavily hopped Red Ale (~6%ABV).
|A few of the beers sampled during the day|
|A wonderful tart wheat from Rustic Ales that was bottled with a wine yeast if I remember correctly|
|The tower of power|
|Not my foot in a sandle. I learned my lesson once before|
|I'm too lazy to switch the order of these two photos so the finished product comes first|
|Grilling Fajita fixin's: Skirt steak, Pork ribs, onions and bell peppers|
Going to have to get the burner going and Tower of Power assembled in a couple of weeks to ensure that the current tragedy of an empty kegerator doesn't hit us again. I think I am going to have to try my hand at a Saison which will make a great Mojave Desert beer.