Do you do the brew?
On Saturday, Andy and I decided to met at his house and brew a tasty Double IPA.
After previously locating a recipe on the web and purchasing the 18 pounds of malt, Andy started the boiling process during my travels to his house.
Once I arrived, our goals was to reach 168 degrees for water that was going to mix with the cracked grain. The hope was to release all of the sugars from the grain to make our wort. This wort would then be boiled in the kettle with a total of 4 ounces of Chinook hops.
After the a brewing process was complete, we cooled down the beer and moved into the primary fermenter. We added the California Ale V and we ready to end for the day.
Please check out some pictures of the brewing day.
(Unfortunately, during the cooling process, we melted one of the hoses. Strangely, it still worked.)
During the brewing process, there is a lot of wait time. While we watched the Redsox roll over the Orioles, we sampled Andy's first IPA that he brewed. He was nervous, but it was pretty good. We also enjoyed a Southern Tier Ipa, Sebago Red Ale, and Founders Centennial Ipa.
Now to the fun part. Since this is our own brew, we decided to give this a unique name. We decided to name this beer the happy "Ignace Ogre".
Ian helped us design a label for this beer.
If you are interested in viewing the exact recipe, please use this link: Recipe
Ryan requested the label to be updated, so Ian worked some magic. BTW.... congrats Ian and Kristen.
SECOND UPDATED Label:
Check this one out!!!