Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bottled Spiced Pumpkin Ale

Well this past Sunday I ended up bottling my extract version of AHS Pumpkin Ale.  Everything went pretty smoothly except for the fact that while talking with the wife I forgot to sanitize 3 bottled.  Oh well I marked them and will see how they turned out.  Took a little taste test of the beer and it tasted pretty good seeing how it was flat and warm.  Can't wait to try it out here in a few weeks. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Setting Up Blog

Well I figured I might as well set up a blog space for my little home brewery.  I doubt anyone will care, but it will be something for me to keep track of what I am doing and what I would like to do with my brewing.  If you are reading this, let me give you a little information about myself. 

I just recently within the last 6 months or so decided to get into home brewing.  I love drinking beer, so I figured to myself, why not learn how to make the stuff.  So I read as much information that I could on the subject (thanks John Palmer) and bought my equipment a few months ago.  Along with my brewing equipment I purchased my first beer kit through Northern Brewer.  The kit I went with was their Irish Red kit.  The reason I went with the Irish Red is because it was a fairly simple brew and would be something not to out of the ordinary that I could give my wife to drink and she would more then likely enjoy it.  Well the first brew went great.  Everything went off without a hitch and the beer tasted great.  Took it to Michigan with me and the friends I shared it with seemed to enjoy it.  Well at least that is what they said.  But as with most hobbies, after you do it once all you want to do is do it again.  Only bad thing is I had to wait quite a while before I was able to brew my next batches.