"The first days of conditioning are the days where the most time is spent with your fingers crossed, hoping your beer didn’t explode."
Bottled and capped the dogfish 60 minute IPA clone! I tried it right from the start and LOVED it!!! Slightly less hop than their 60 minute, but I could drink this as young beer and not care at all! It’s delicious! And I hope that hop bitterness breaks through a little more during conditioning and aging! Sitting currently at 6.81% and hoping to kinda scratch 7% by the time I drink it. I will have to get a hydro reading again later.
Btw, I’m calling it “Attack of the beer Clones (#1)” figured it was a fitting title.
Thought I would share my bottling day beverage choice. A local cidery, Harvest Moon, makes some amazing hard ciders. The one I’m drinking is possibly my favorite from them. It’s called Maple Moon, and as you could guess, it’s made with maple. It’s also delicious.
And to anyone that goes “hey man, you should be drinking BEER while bottling!” I say “eh”.
Just about 16 days ago I moved my Dogfish Head 60 Minute clone to secondary and dry hopped it with Amarillo and Simcoe hops. It’s been sitting in my basement between 62-70 degrees for 2 weeks, and has developed a pretty intense layer of trub at the top and bottom. The middle however is crystal clear and looks like it will be delicious. Before you even get to my Carboy you can smell a faint waft of hop from the airlock. After my class today I will be bottling this bad boy according to the specifications I was given in the book “Extreme Brewing” (if you don’t have it and you’re a home brewer I suggest you get it. Brilliant book with some great insight into the brewing process). I’ll post about this brew again during bottling most likely, give you a taste and FG update, and then will be leaving it in my basement again for 2-3 weeks. Can’t wait to try it!
xccris said: I gotchu, Let me know what you want from So Cal. We have a wide selection. Even some IPA's that can match with Pliny. Just let me know your style.
I don’t really have a preferred style, though if I had to I would say IPA every time. I just like trying new stuff!
Hey guys! I’m going to be doing another giveaway soon! I’m moving Saturday so it’ll probably happen sometime next week. I’m only giving away one bottle this time, but it’s definitely worth it!
The bottle will be…. Westvleteren 12!
I’m going to be doing the same rules as last time, which I’ve…
Wait so just send you a picture of us with our ID and you’ll randomly select? Sweet! When does this have to be done by?
xccris said: Your turn! 5 favorite, both easily accessible and just best. 5 ISO's!
Oh man. This is going to be tough. Here goes nothing:
Current favorites are:
1) Ommegang “Wild at Heart”
2) Dogfish Head “75 Minute”
3) Maine Beer Co “Lunch”
4) Great Lakes “Lake Erie Monster”
5) New England Brewing “Weiss Trash Culture”
Threw a couple sours in for ya, and all north east Breweries.
I’m looking to expand my beer knowledge still to different parts of the country, so if you have something you want me to try and blog about, let me know and I’ll tell ya if I’ve had it! If now I do beer trades and I am a home brewer so you can always try my own beers!
There is going to be some barrel work soon too.
Oh man! When we can get our hands on some imperial pumpkin?! That sounds awesome!
What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?
Packaging in cans is becoming very popular due to the advantages in shipping and storage. Our personal favorites come from Terraping Beer Company
I can’t decide between 21st Amendment and Big Sky Brewing Co. They both make delicious beer in super rad cans…
Check out New England Brewing Co’s Weiss Trash Culture. It’s hilarious! Also, I love 21st’s designs. For those who don’t drink beer often and look for specific types, the label is wildly important. If you can catch their eye, they will buy your beer (take it from an artist).