Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Batch 4 - Birthday Brew

Brewed using Cooper's Lager kit and 2 lb Munton's Extra Light DME. Brewed Sunday 4/6/2008.

Potential Alcohol 5.5%

Batch 3 - April Fool's Amber

Brewed March 22 - April Fool's Amber is another extract (getting my pattern down before expanding to partial/full grain) brew. Used Brewmart Mexican Lager kit with 2 lb of Munton's Amber DME.

Valuable lesson learned - if my carboy and my wort are at similar temperatures there are better results.

Broken Racking Cane - Need to replace it unfortunately before we get to next batch to bottle.

Bottled Sunday, April 6 - Should be ready by Cinco De Mayo for some limes. 47 1/2 bottles.

Batch 2 - Not doing anything for a while Porter

OK, so I used John Bull's Porter extract and then popped 3 lb (too much) Munton's Dark DME in there and also I boiled it a little too long. Result? 6.9% alcohol - you can taste it a little in there.

Not too awesome, but a valuable learning lesson. This was done in February (not sure the date), and is now gone :).