Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Big Brew Day Plans
Next Saturday, May 8th, is the American Homebrewers Association's "Big Brew Day." I'm a registered Big Brew site. With my own equipment, I intend to brew two 10-gallon all-grain batches at the same time. I haven't done that before. We'll see how much I time I can put into preparation for it, or I may just do my usual (one) 10-gallon batch.
I still haven't decided what to brew, although their all-grain recipe for "Poor Richard's Ale" looks interesting. If I brew a Kölsch, I won't be using their recipe; it will be another version of my own Kölsch recipe. The second brew will be something special. I have to decide by tonight, so I can get my yeast starter propogated in time.
Either way, I'll start brewing at 12 noon. First though, I'll have a nice, long trail run with some buddies. On tap for Brew Day, I'll have a few of my homebrews to sample, which will include: the last dribbles of my IPA, an American Brown Ale, an oak-aged Imperial Stout, and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. We can also finish-off some bottled versions of Belgian-style ales that I brewed last year.
If you're in town, drop me a line for directions, and come on by.
Posted by Ben, aka BadBen at 5/03/2006