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Friday, December 31, 2010

Grumpy Goat Bock

That's the name I gave it anyway.  It is a bock beer kit from AHS.  The time in the fermenter was the longest I have done so far.  I did not keep the fermenting at lager temps., but I am going to try to keep the fermenting temps around 60 for twenty days before bottling, which is alot of patience for me.  I brewed the extract kit on 12/31/10.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cooper's English Bitter

I made  a batch of English bitter on 12/12/10.  I used the Austin Homebrew add pack, alchohol boost and yeast nutrient.  The beer kit add pack contains 1 pound of corn sugar, 1 pound of extra light DME, and 1/4 pound maltodextrin. It also contains a priming sugar. Used the standard Copers yeast that came with the can.  Bottled the wort at 7 days.  I have been impatient and have tried a few.  This beer is not ready.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lawn Beer

Made a AHS Kit Lawnmower Lager on 11/26/10.  Bottled it on 12/4/10.  This beer is turning out really nice.  Not a big beer, but a nice clean taste.  I strained out the hops before it went into the primary - my prevous batch was the Half Wit, so I was scared about cloudiness.

Friday, September 24, 2010

AHS Pumpkin Ale Disaster

Made a batch of Pumpkin Ale on 9/24/10, with a buddy, and it has been the worst beer thus far.  The off-tone flavors in the beer made it barely drinkable, but I did not throw it out.  I fermented the pumpkin in the batch instead of taking it out after the boil, big mistake.  I used a kit from Austin Home Brew, and a few big cans of Libby's that I cooked in the oven.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Order #1 from Austin Home Brew

Ordered on 9/14/2010

AHS Lawnmower Lager, 1% Achohol Boost, Fermentis Saflager S-23 Dry Lager Yeast - 34.55
AHS Belgian Half Wit, 1% Achohol Boost, Fermentis Safbrew T-58 Dry Ale Yeast - 27.16
AHS Pumpkin Ale, 1% Alchohol Boost, Danstar Windsor Dry Yeast - 33.56
Coopers English Bitter, Add Pack - 25.85

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Van Gorder Porter

I brewed a Robust Porter kit from Local Homebrew shop.  This beer turned out really nice.  Not much left.  Brewed it on 8/29/10.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hop on Pop IPA

Made a great beer using a Coopers Brewmaster (of which I am not) India Pale Ale in combination with some extra Cascade hops, and extra malt extract.  Brewed it on 7/16/10.  Turned out great!!  May make this one again someday. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Beer EVAH

My lovey bride got me a beer making kit for Fathers Day, thanks Wifey!.... I made my first batch on 6/20/10 from a Coopers Irish Stout Can, with 1 pound of DME, so sorta a light Stout.  I called it Jamaicia Stout, as in, did "you make a stout?".  Turned out really nice.  I still have one or two I am saving to see if they just get better, I am told they do.  Got the ingredients from Fort Worth's
Winemaker's Shop.