Tuesday, July 22, 2008

From the scrap heap


I've tapped my latest brew, it's a dry stout. It's from a recipe that I have been following for a number of years and besides my pale ale, it's a beer that I like to always have on tap. Robust and creamy with a good coffee and chocolate flavor. The bitterness is a little on the high end for a Dry Stout but very drinkable and low in alcohol so it's easy to drink several pints after a hard days work. Yesterday I brewed up a Bavarian Weizen. This beer is a repeat recipe from the last one that I talked about not fermenting until I added an american ale yeast. I have high hopes for this new beer as the krausen from the hefeweizen yeast is already forming nicely 24hrs. later. In the mean time, while at the recycle center today, I saw off to the side of a dumpster a couple of 20lb. Co2 tanks. One even had a decent regulator on it. The attendant said I could take them away for five dollars. Wow! I now have three. Every once in a while you come across a good deal like that. I'm not quite sure what I'll do with three 20lb. Co2 tanks, the fact is, I'm using my 5lb. tank to carbonate and dispense my beer. I need to accidently come across a stainless steel fermenter, that's what I need.

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