Wednesday, May 17, 2006

OBF, Nanobrewery Update, & Beer Quotes

Some of us Beer Bloggers are going to meet in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Brewing Festival (OBF). We haven't decided upon the date or time, but we are narrowing-down the place; possibly the Rogue Public House in the Perle District. You can keep up with the discussion on Sudspundit.

Bad Ben NanoBrewery Update:
I transferred the Saison to secondary fermentation last Saturday; it's gravity is at 1.016.
Yesterday, I transferred the "Spring Fling" IPA to the secondary. It's gravity is at 1.010, with a starting gravity of 1.068. I'm dry-hopping it in the secondary, then I will transfer it to tertiary conditioning to get it crystal clear, although it is already pretty clear.
Tonight, I'll transfer the Poor Richard's Ale to the secondary. (I should have done this 5 days ago, but what the heck, I've been busy).
On tap, I have my American Brown Ale, the Oak-aged Imperial Stout, and the Belgian Strong Dark Ale. All of them are quite tasty! I had 3 mugs of Brown Ale last night after a hard & fast 10-mile trail run. Note to self: Don't do this again on a weeknight.

Some fun Homer Simpson Beer Quotes:

Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you'd step over your own mother just to get one! But you can't stop at one. You wanna drink another woman! -Homer Simpson

Homer: Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau?
Apu: Such a beer does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.
Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple of bags of Skittles.


Kitty said...

So I read a little of your beer blog and its pretty entertaining. Like the part about your wife nagging ya on the one day you did 3 loads of laundry, installed lights, etc. all while brewing some beer. So whats it called when you nag her? Is there a different name for it? :) So you can drink the beer you just made that day? I guess I thought it had to sit like wine. Guess not! How great is that?! Its a good thing you love to run - it keeps you from looking like Homer Simpson with the brew you drink! Toodles and happy brewing!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

No, I can't drink the beer we made that day. It has to ferment for 3 weeks to 5 months, depending upon the style. The beer we drink on brew day is from prior batches.

Kitty said...

What a bummer! Probably a good thing or there would be a ton of beer gut dudes out there spending all day in their garages with their home brew kit drinking the beer they just made. I'm sure you guys will have a blast in Portland at the brew fest thingy. I would have to say I enjoy tasting beer better then wine - not sure why. Although beer always makes me feel bloated - but wine always makes me thirtsy. I know - I'm weird. Its great that you have some cool hobbies like running and brewing beer. Sounds like you and your family are very close and that is priceless. Toodles

Jeff Alworth said...

Perle District

That's Pearl, for reasons obscure to even Portlanders who watched the damn thing invent itself 15 years ago.

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