Sunday, October 25, 2009

What is going on in Montana?

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Brew Day Pics

A big BIPA recipe
Pip pip jolly good

Doni milling the grains
Flaked barley and flaked maize
 4 different kinds of hops in this recipe
 The whole setup
 The boil

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hot Mash Tun Action

I realized that I never posted details about our awesome Mash/Lauter Tun. It's huge (I think it's roughly 45,000 quarts) to accommodate what is generally around 40 pounds of grain per batch.

Shawn put on his engineer's hat and built the Greatest Homebrew Manifold Ever to Grace The Universe. It disassembles for easy cleaning and everything.

Then, because he has an unlimited supply of Awesome, Shawn installed a sparge arm in the lid of the thing. We've been fly-sparging (and just plain fly) ever since.

Too Much Beer? That's Unpossible!

Seriously. We (and by "we" I mean "Shawn") had to buy more kegs just to have a place to put it all.

As a result we're going to relax our schedule just a tad. Big Brew Days will happen a bit more randomly now, so if you're thinking of dropping by keep an eye on the Next Big Brew Day block at the top-right of this page.

Speaking of dropping by, please do and help us free up some kegs. We haven't seen some of you (I'm looking at you ScottScatJeffBeanTonyPaulaPagsSoda) for a while and haven't seen others (RodTyAdamJackieJebMikeJessiePGDave) for a brew day ever. It's a dirty job...

BTW - this batch of Irish Red Ale is on the money, Money. Also, I wish I had taken another picture of the Octoberfest because it cleared up nicely after another week but I couldn't because Tony drank it all sheesh.