r@fink brews

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I just got done bottling up the Nut Brown Ale and it was a breeze. 48 bottles cleaned, sanitized, and filled in about an hour and a half. I should have gotten a bench capper a long time ago it really is a time saver. The beer looks, smells, and tastes great! The hard part starts now and lasts the next 3 weeks. I’m not sure when I’ll bottle the Phat Tyre, because it still has some activity in the air lock and we need that to flatten out first.

I even had time to take this picture!
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Monday, June 19, 2006

my favs

The question has come up of which beer I've brewed might be my favorite. After much contemplation and a couple brews, I'd have to rank them as follows:
  1. Irish Draught
  2. Nukey Brown
  3. Irish Red Ale
  4. British Bitter
  5. Nut Brown Ale
  6. Cream Ale
  7. IPA

This list is not carved in stone and may be edited as soon as the Phat Tyre makes it's debut in a few weeks.

Here's a pic of some Blue Jay chicks hiding in our trees

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

wuz up Maplegrovers?

Why don't the Maplegrovers comment anymore?
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Phat and Brown racked and looking good

Both brews are in their secondaries for two weeks before the projected June 28 bottling date. We should get a couple of good beers here with a little more alcohol content than our previous brews. Woo Hoo!

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Nut Brown is in the jar....doo dah...doo dah

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The nut brown ale was brewed today and is working away in the carboy. It is a very dark brown with a wonderful aroma. We're hoping this one replicates Moose Drool that Nancy sure does like.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Get your kicks on route 666

I brewed the Phat Tyre today and things went well for the most part. Due to full volume boils taking so long to get hot I decided to fire up the burner for the outdoor turkey fryer and heat the pot on the deck. The boil was achieved much quicker and the pot was transferred to the stovetop for the 60 minute boil. It was smooth sailing from there on until the slight boil over. Note to self: DO NOT COVER THE POT!
Now as far as me brewing on 6-6-06….I might have to name it “Mark of the Devil Ale” or something.
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

going brown and phat

the Nut Brown and the Phat Tire kits have been ordered.....I can sense a brew day in the near future!