In a bit over two hours, I'll be brewing. Partial mash IPA on tap for today, since I couldn't get into the storage shed to get my all grain gear (it's been bitterly cold here in Montana this past week and my padlock is frozen. Dumb luck, I know). So that means that the wife just has to deal with it.
The festivities will start around 1 pm. I'll have the recipe posted afterwards, with full notes this time!
Here's one from the archives. This was one of the first beers that I can truly call my own. Like many homebrewers, I started out with one of those "packaged" kits", you know, where you're given the list of ingredients, said ingredients, and boil/hop addition times. Said beer was an Amber Ale.
It was quite good. I knew I could do much better devising my own recipes though.
Hot sauces. Something that I've always wanted to take a stab at making. After much deliberation with my oldest nephew over a couple of Missoula MT microbrews, the decision was made to go forward with getting the equipment and trying our luck. I came across Midwest Brewing Supplies listing of a hot sauce kit a few months back and finally placed the order for it last week.
In a perfect world, I would have brewed this two days ago on the Winter Solistice.
That said, man does it feel good to be back to doing all grain brewing, even if I am taxing the hell out of my stove and doing the boil inside. Got about 20 minutes left on the boil right now, there's going to be a big ol update tonight on the toys that I've made over the past few days and where I am going from here.