Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pink bottle caps are cool!

Last night Shawn and I, with the help of his new bride Jovie, bottled Baby Belle Pale Ale!

It's a straw colored dry hopped pale ale.  We used 3 hops in the brew: Chinook, Amarillo, and my homegrown Nuggets.   For the dry hop we used Cascade.

If its as good as we hope, we'll have an opening party!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Belle Pale Ale coming soon!

After a year long hiatus - Old Growth is back!

Shawn and I will start to brew a very pale dry hopped ale. I am hoping it will be like Double Mountain's Vaporizor.

We will use Amirillo, Chinook, Cascade, and my home grown Nugget hops.

Should be good!

We are going to name it after my daughter, Annabelle. We will use pink bottle caps!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ok - so not too bad!

Surprisingly, the Jennerator is better than I thought. There is nothing really wrong with the flavor. The color is spot on perfect. It is basically what I thought it should be. Overall, I would give it a B. It still needs to carbonate a little bit more. Probably be good in a week or two.

Might try and do a hard apple cider next. That is really easy. Just ferment apple juice.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Um, ya...

I finally bottled the dopplebock. Hopefully, it will turn out ok. We'll see in a few weeks.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I racked the dopplebock to the secondary fermentation tank yesterday. I looked back and saw that it started fermenting on March 16th - 2 1/2 months ago! I have no idea how this is going to turn out. I dont think it was supposed to take that long - but whatever - we'll see....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It just keeps going....and going....and going....

The Jennerator is still fermenting...It's been a while - but no worries...

Shawn and I saw the movie Beer Wars - it was pretty good...but made me depressed about opening a brewery. It takes a ton of money and is really difficult. What a big surprise!

Anyway - at one point in the movie, they went to a bar and asked people what beer they drank. Most people said Bud, Miller, or Coors. Then they asked them if they thought they could tell which was which in a blind taste test. Everybody thought they could. BUT nobody could tell the difference.

That led me to want to see if me and my friends could tell the difference. We got bottles of Bud Light, cans of Miller Lite, and bottles of Coors Light. Basically, it was almost impossible for me to tell them apart. I did correctly identify Coors, based mainly on color. It looked the lightest to me. I could not tell them apart based on taste at all. Jenn didn't get any right. My one friend got them all right! She said they smelled different to her. My other friend got 1 right too.