Brewing With Friends Role Call 4/8/11:
Whit, Bo, Carson, Andrew, Katie, Emily, Bruno, and Katie's dog...can't remember the name
90 Minute IPA
Carson joined me at the Listermann's homebrew shop yesterday afternoon to help decide what to brew (Initially Andrew wanted to brew something similar to the Souther Tier IPA, but they didn't have the right ingredients). We thought about doing all kinds of different beers but decided to do a 90 minute ipa..and boy what a journey it was. 18 pounds of grain, 5 oz of hops, and 90 minutes of boiling later and we have quite the beer. As I sit here writing this, the lid of the fermentation bucket has exploded off the bucket twice now forcing me to come up with an alternative method to let the CO2 escape. I think I came up with the solution, but homage must be paid to Andrew and Carson on this brew, it is a HAPPY beer...fermenting like crazy. Got a good pic, and a good video, check 'em out below:
|Andrew doing some extreme brewing...|
The explosive 90 Minute IPA
Nothing too crazy happened with the Blonde Ale - a little less volume than we wanted due to the wort not wanting to hit it's hot break...annoying. It's upstairs fermenting like a normal beer should, and not like that insane IPA that has no forced me to clean the walls several times due to spontaneous yeast combustion. We didn't make any changes to the recipe from the first time we brewed it, hopefully it comes out similar!
Special thanks to Emily Colston Clark for coming over, if I were a woman, and pregnant, I think hanging out with a bunch of guys drinking and brewing beer would be the last thing I would want to do..but it was awesome, and she was awesome. Other than that - a pretty tame night...we needed it after the brown ale bonanza last week. I think Bo, Carson, and Andrew all made great strides on their brewing knowledge...they basically did everything themselves. The Southern Tier IPA that Drew brought over was a great IPA...I would highly suggest to anyone who is looking for a balanced IPA that doesn't rot your tongue off!
Till next week,
- Assistant Brewmaster