r@fink brews

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Refilled CO2

Refilled CO2 at Dakota Fire Extinguisher 5-22-09. It cost me $10.95, $5 cheaper than American Welding and they filled while I waited.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

toro racked, co2 kaput

I racked the Toro to the secondary on Sunday. It's clearing up nicely. I ran out of CO2 and the 1554 clone at the same time Monday. A trip to the fire extinguisher shop for a refill and I can get the much anticipated Hey! Porter carbed up and ready to flow.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I've gone and brewed a light beer. It's a cream ale that's very light, a little hoppy, and a whole lot refreshing. This light refreshing beer style is referred to as a lawnmower beer because it's great to have a couple of cold ones after mowing the lawn. I have named it Toro .

Toro Cream Ale
9.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row)
1.00 lb Corn, Flaked
0.50 lb Corn Sugar
1.00 oz Williamette (60 min.)
1.00 oz Williamette (10 min.)
1.00 tsp Irish Moss
1 Pkgs Windsor Yeast

Saturday, May 09, 2009

ATLAB kegged

Okay folks, the ATLAB is in the keg waiting to hit the taps. The 1554 clone and the Friday the 13th are still flowing. Both are wonderful with the 13th showing a little more hop character in taste and aroma. On deck I have my Hey! Porter waiting to show it's good taste.