Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This Weekend's Batch!

Welsh's Wheat
6.5 lbs. Pale Malt
3.5 lbs. Soft White Wheat Malt
.5 oz Magnum Hops
.25 oz Simcoe Hops
Wyeast 1010 American Wheat

ABV 5.8%
IBU 19
O.G. 1.060
F.G. 1.015

This is a clone of a very popular Kansas City Wheat Beer.

Monday, May 16, 2011


We bottled the West Coast Pale Ale yesterday, and I will say bottling with another person really makes it a quicker process. I filled and Jeff capped. It was a little crazy with a three beer switch, but we handled it very well. We moved the Pale Ale from the carboy to the bottles, moved the Honey Wheat to the empty (sanitized) carboy, and moved the Irish Red to another (sanitized) carboy. After doing a gravity check on the Honey Wheat we decided to hold off until Wednesday of this week. The Irish Red will be bottled on Sunday. We sampled each of the three beers during movement, other than being flat they each tasted really great!

There are a couple of competitions at the end of the month that we will send at least two of the beers to. Don't worry there will still be 144 bottles of fresh home brew at the Brown House. We have another batch planned for this Saturday and it will either be an E.S.B. or a Wheat beer. Which ever one we choose to do it will equal a great weekend.

Another beer quote that I like and thought of yesterday, comes from Free State Brewing in Lawrence, KS.
"Things don't seem to go as well without beer."