Stopped by @MdHomebrew yesterday to grab ingredients for my next batch. Rebrewing my historical Scottish double brown stout to enjoy before the weather starts to warm again.
Joined Kenny and crew for a double brew day yesterday. First brew was another batch of our collaboration, A Pleasant Country, which you can see here in the sight glass. Look for this batch in March. Always a delight to work and spend the day with everyone at @brookevillebeer.
I love the color. I was pretty sure I was seeing a bit of copper early on, now that it is in the kettle approaching boiling, it is much more apparent. #barleywineislife
Running off this giant beer is taking its own sweet time. Not stuck yet not surprisingly slow with this much grain. Already tastes and looks fantastic. #barleywineislife
A special brew day today, nearly filling my mash tun. Making a big, boozy Barleywine for my friend Tony of @saintsrowbeer on the occasion of a new addition to his family. I will age this one a year and finish on oak.
I don’t think I’ve seen that before, the wort in the sight glass stratifying. The pre-boil volume is high, 9 gallons in a 10 gallon kettle. That is enough to cover both inlets to the glass, maybe that’s why.
I make some very pale beers that I am proud of, in particular my cream ale and kolsch style ale. However I really love beers with a bit more color to them. Pretty happy with how this one is turning out.
Halfway through the brew day and so far everything is going smoothly. The wort sample tastes fantastic. Slainte!
Brew day has started in earnest. Just about ready to mash in. Making a Munich helles. Brewed this recipe last Summer for @marylandmalt, this batch is destined for my own taps. I don’t usually make lagers but love this recipe.
Making a starter for this weekend’s brew day, a Munich helles, and doing one last quality check on the Kölsch style ale for @marylandmalt.