It’s a bit refreshing to once again be able to walk outside and not instantly be overcome by heat and humidity. With the hot summer nights coming to an end, the cooler weather brings all of our fall favorites, good home crafted beer, Georgia Football and cookouts! Who could ask for more?
Well to the start the season off right, we decided to go big! After a trip to our local brew store, BrewMasters Warehouse, We decided to brew an American Style Barley Wine. With more than 40lbs. of grain this is going to be a monster beer! And, as we all know, monster beers need monster starters so we decided to invest in our very first 5000 mL flask! It worked great for the starter and we are looking forward to brewing tomorrow. If you’re around stop by and say hi!
Its going to be a great year!
Theres a new place online for Craft Beer junkies to keep up with their favorite breweries. Its called BreweryFans.com. They actually do a pretty good job describing what they do so in their own words:
“BreweryFans.com connects craft beer fans with the breweries they love. We enable fans to find the beer they want from our ever growing database of distributor data, join content rich fan pages, receive email alerts on new distribution, and get messages from breweries on events and beer festivals. A brewery can review what beers their fans have tried, determine where best to distribute next, and read their fans stories. Tell your friends and your favorite breweries to join the BreweryFans.com revolution!”
I tinkered around on the site this morning and thought it looked pretty interesting. Bottom line is we all love Craft Beer and anything to help promote it is fine by us.
Last Wednesday night was off the heezy fo sheezy! We had so many people show up to drink our awesome beer! And drink our awesome beer you did, 7 kegs to be exact, Rob we need to brew more beer. There were lots of familiar faces in the crowd and lots of new ones too (shout out to James who brought his CrossFit crew). See picture below. It was a little cool outside but two propane burners + one fire + hearty beer = soul warming happiness. Amidst all of the socializing we were able to crank out 12 more gallons of our delicious new IPA. Thanks again for coming and we will see you all real soon!
we uploaded all of the pictures to our facebook page so you can see them there.
Despite the torrential downpour today, we brewed up our Oatmeal Stout. Thanks again to Neal and the gang plus TAYLOR and Ed for weathering the storm and showing up to brew night sans beer. I’d also like to point out that David showed up and expressed interest in brewing, we made him clean a lot… but you’ve got to start somewhere. After we took our original gravity, we thought we were going to wind up with a pretty big beer (aka… it’ll get you drunk), but we only missed our OG by 2 points. For those who couldn’t make it, I snapped a few photos with my iPhone. See below… I’d also like to mention that we are on track for having 10 gallons of Wit ready for next Wednesday! Check back often for updates on our progress on brewing and starting a craft brewery in Kennesaw. We wouldn’t be where we are now without all of our fans support!
We also fixed the kegerator! Happy brewing everyone!
The weather held out and we were able to brew up our new and improved IPA. Our new recipe has over 30 pounds of grain and close to a pound of hops. This one should be a drastic difference from our old recipe. Even with a massive grain bill stacked against us, we were able to do the impossible and not boil over despite having 14.84 gallons of wort in the kettle… and we have proof.
Thanks to Neal and his gang for coming out in support and bringing his refractometer to test out. I have to say though, you can’t go wrong with the trusty hydrometer… I would also like to thank Tyler for stepping up to the plate and purchasing a case of finely crafted ales for us to try from Total Wine.