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A late Christmas update, but I got a whole bunch of brewing stuff! A one gallon kit, a 5 gallon kit, some glasses and etc. I’m really pumped about it! My first attempt was a one gallon Irish Red Ale recipe, but I fudged it by panicking and putting sanitizer in the wort. Not one of my proudest (read: smartest) moves. I immediately realized it was stupid as I was doing it.

Anyway, this is Mountmellick Irish Stout, and it’s designed for 3.6 gallons. I cut the recipe to fit one gallon, and I’m hoping it works out. I took a couple of liberties making it because the instructions were a little unclear. In any case, the wort tasted okay, so this should be at least drinkable.

And not toxic.

Home Brewing

So with any luck, after Christmas I can start brewing. I’m hoping that I’ll end up with a one gallon brewing kit (from my lovely fiance) that I can use to start. It’ll be my first time actually doing it myself, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ll be posting pictures of the event as it happens. I’m think NorthernBrewer as a starting point. I’m thinking I’ll start with the Irish Red Ale and if it comes out good, I’ll move onto something else!

Suede Imperial Porter. A collaboration between Stone and Bluejacket. Really great porter for winter! Sweet and just the right amount of hops. It’s a good one, especially for the price!
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Seriously amazing. Has a great pour, with a lot of chocolate flavor. It’s got a really nice thick body to it, and overall is a great stout. I would recommend it to people looking to branch out from Guinness into something a little more complex.
Loose Cannon IPA by Heavy Seas. Surprisingly smooth for an IPA, and a nice color. The bar lights made it look pretty cool too. Recommend for those just trying out IPAs. 

Loose Cannon IPA by Heavy Seas. Surprisingly smooth for an IPA, and a nice color. The bar lights made it look pretty cool too. Recommend for those just trying out IPAs. 

Getting Started

I figure this is a good place to record what I’m doing while simultaniously finding inspiration. I figure I can post whatever it is I’m doing, between video game design, or my attempts at home brewing, or even just…other stuff. Even if no one reads it or see it, at least I have it down to refer to. 

And I guess that’s what hashtags are for.