So this past Tuesday was our monthly brew club meeting. I brought a growler of my (newly named) Wilford’s Best Oatmeal Stout to the meeting to get some feedback from fellow brewers. For anyone out there that doesn’t currently attend brew club meetings in your area, I recommend you change that. It’s an outstanding place [...]
So this weekend was both a great brew day an opportunity to pass the brewing torch (kind of I guess). I was lucky enough to get a helping hand from friend of CNYBrew Jess who wanted to witness all-grain brewing in action. I say it’s passing the torch because 4 or 5 years ago I [...]
That’s right, beer isn’t just for dinner and lunch anymore, now it’s for breakfast. My friends over at the Brew Dudes have also been in on the Oatmeal Stout and I haven’t brewed one since I used to kit brew. I think it’s time to re-visit this classing breakfast drink.
Seriously though, I am going to be [...]
On his way through this summer, Ted and I exchanged a few brews. I have been through a few of them (and really liked all so far!), but was saving the Mint Stout for a rainy day. Well in CNY, rainy days quickly turn into snowy days, so Nick and I tasted the mint stout [...]
This past weekend we brewed up three batches of brew. We also broke a new brewer into the hobby when by wife’s cousin Bryan (Yes MNB, spelled like Bryan Adams, no need to get all giddy) joined us and brewed up an extract batch. When the day was all said and done, we had brewed [...]
A few days before I made all the changes and moved the kolsch and cream ale around, I bottled my Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout cone. If you remember right, I noted that I was WAY over on the oak chips and it was a little like drinking bark.
To help deal with this, [...]
Okay, so this is not going to be a very good post for me explaining all of the ins and outs of our brew day. Instead, this is going to be more of a summary of the vitals and a quick note on the mash tun going on the fritz (for the second weekend in [...]
This is a great brew. I am not saying that it’s the be all and end all, but to be honest a little part of me is still fired up when my beer tastes like beer!
Anyway, even though I did not get all of the OG I should have out of the [...]
Just a quick note, I took my FG and kegged my Yeti. Needless to say, I have never been one to waste beer so I drank my hydrometer sample and this was what I got from my first taste:
From what I could tell it had a great taste up front. Strong smoky malt flavor but [...]
Ok, so I found this cool mash tun that I made a knock off of and I used as my inspiration to take the plunge into all grain brewing. I am going to put down the details of this Great Divide Imperial Stout, Yeti clone that I got out of Brew Magazine (that [...]