Trial and Error…

I transferred the Belgian dark(ish) earlier.  I am finding more and more that the Belgian styles I am working on currently are not readily revealing their secrets to me.  This one is not as dark as I would like it to be.  At this point it has a color similar to a ripe orange and…

Current Happenings…

I will be transferring the Dark Belgian in just a little bit today.  As always, I am met with the excitement of not really knowing what to expect from the first tasting.  Considering the differing techniques and such I have been playing with, everything is up in the air now.  For my next brew day,…

How was your day?

I am brewing what could turn into a Belgian Strong ale as we speak (or I am at least pretending like I know what I am doing).  The candi sugar I made for this brew had a taste that around my house we are referring to burnt marshmallow (you know, like when you sit around…

The oddity of flavors…

I don’t know about anyone else, but I grew up in a world of big three breweries and foreign beers.  No one really knew how to care for beer and heaven forbid … beers were happily bottled in green glass without a thought to the affect it would have on the finished product.  I grew…

Finally…

I poured an ESB and a half tonight.  Yes, the moment I have been patiently waiting for finally happened.  It was in the middle of pouring my second ESB that the keg finally blew.  This in turn opens up some space to put the Kolsch on to carbonate.  Guess what I will be doing tomorrow……

Day trip

My sister and her husband Matt were up from Texas this weekend for a Marathon that Matt ran in up north.  I needed to make a Grand Rapids run yesterday so Matt and I spent some time hitting a few places to do some sampling.  Beers of note: At Hopcat, Matt had both the Cali-Belgique…

Slacking, as usual

Yep, I still haven’t kegged the Kolsch.  I should be getting that done in the next couple of days.  I did manage to bottle a case each of the Belgian double and the Dirty Rotten Scoundrel.  I will say that the double is growing on me but I can see some changes I want to…