Swimmingly Perfect

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!

Stevie Money

 

We also fixed the kegerator! Happy brewing everyone!

Fixing things

 

 

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Wednesday Night Brewing Success! (sans beer)

Brew Night 09-09-09

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.

Wort

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.

 

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Playing Catch Up…

Once again our busy schedules have gotten the best of us. I apologize for such a late follow up from last Wednesday, we had some friends in town for the last hoorah of the season. Thanks for all of the support though, we hope you all enjoyed our Wit and Terry’s nut brown.

I promise the next posts will have pictures, I keep getting distracted at the house and have to resort to posting from my iPhone…

We will be brewing this Wednesday! We are going to try a new IPA recipe. As the title of this post says, we are playing catch up right now and have no beer for you to drink. Don’t let that stop you from coming out though. We love the support and would love to talk about various craft beers as we brew. So if you can make it, be sure to bring your favorite craft beer. Please, no cheap domestic lagers. Save that for Saturday football. We will have more brew by next Wednesday and an octoberfest that’ll be ready Mid October.

Also, our friend Neal mentioned he might bring over his refracometer. Should be a neat instrument to try out. See ya’ll Wednesday!

Brew Day – 10.5.2008

It is supposed to be a beautiful day in georiga today and I can’t think of a better reason to brew some beer.  We will be brewing our ESB, this was a favorite last year so we look forward to this batch.  We’re firing up the grill at noon and will have plenty of beer and brats for all.  So come on out and support your local brewers! If you don’t know how to get here shoot one of us an email or give us a call.

Ciao

An Early Birthday Present to Myself

…and Jamie and Rob.

YES! And it’s just that! Look at these bad boys… 

Aren’t they beautiful? Direct from SABCO Industries, these little gems arrived last week. And consequently we have plunged ourselves further into this financial black hole of brewing. I believe the adage goes, “Give a man a beer, waste a day. Teach a man to brew, waste a lifetime…” With that said, I believe we’re well on our way to reaching that goal.

As far as function, these will greatly improve the ease and efficiency with which we ferment. No more carboys, no more transferring, easier yeast harvesting, no more airlock explosions causing crusty, brownish yeast shrapnel on the ceiling.

To say the least I’m ecstatic, and can’t wait to see awesome results from the new equipment. Come by the house/brewery Sunday and get your picture taken with them!