Here is some more info on the Barrel Blend from yesterday's meeting.
I have attached the two recipes that make up the blend. Here is the breakdown.
Imperial Stout Rye Barrel version (Aged in Woodinville Rye Whiskey Barrel from 7/18 to 10/31) 73%
Imperial Stout Rye Barrel version base beer 9%
Imperial Oatmeal Stout Brewed 11/13/11 18%
The total yield was almost 10 gallons of the blend.
Let me know if there are any questions!
Really cool video on Brett research...
We have a long way to go but man the options are looking better all the time.
Pretty awesome video of jack daniels making their own barrels.
Does anyone know of a good source for Honey 12 to 18 pounds?
I stole this from a thread from probrewer.com.
Here is the info on the stainless steel nail in the barrel head acting as a poor man’s MacGyver sample port:
We drill a hole using a 7/64 drill bit on the barrel head of each barrel. The hole can be drilled while the barrel is empty or even with beer in it. You just have to be ready with the nail if you are doing it with the barrel full. The hole is so small that there is no problem with losing too much beer at this point.
I have two sizes of stainless steel nails that I purchase from McMaster Carr.
Homemade Chili Powder:
3 ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
3 cascabel chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
3 dried arbol chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
2 tablespoons garlic powder
First Wort Hops!
Sounds like homebrewing to me....
I bet you could get some LOW gravities using this yeast strain.
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a "super strain" of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine -- one of the most common species of trees in Georgia and the U.S. Their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as a transportation fuel.
really good deal...
you should be able to fit four kegs in there without a collar.
Okay Guys and Girls! It's time to start thinking about NHC 2011. What is NHC you say?
Its the National Homebrew Conference! Next year it is being held in San Diego! You know where San Diego is right? See the short video below:
The theme of the conference it seems is "Some Like it Hoppy". We need to have a big presence at the 2011 fest and needs tons of volunteers and ideas. This is where you come in.
Things we need:
come on you lazy bastards! the bus trip is in peril right now if we don't get a hell of a lot more people who's in?
I want to put together a single hop IPA challenge where-in 10-15 brewers brew the same exact recipe IPA with a different hop. Please let me know if you want to be part of the challenge!
Can I get a level a interest as to who would want to bring a stout to the fest?
This is a cool interview with Mikkel from Mikkeller...
The deadline for registering your beers is April 10, 2010 online.
If you would like to bring your entries to the club meeting on sunday the 11th. you MUST do two things:
1) Pre-register on the website
2) Bring a check, NO cash will be accepted period!