Friday, January 22, 2010

Quick Update

Well, I wish I had more brewing news but I have been fighting a cold and dealing with El Nino. For those of you who don't habla Espanol, El Nino is Spanish for The Nino. It has been raining for 4 straight days, hail, trees blown over, lightning, we have had about 5 inches of rain in the last 4 days. Pretty good for Sunny San Diego, considering we only average 8-10 inches a year. Because of this I have had to push back brewing instead I will be cleaning, transferring beer and sealing up my chest freezer.

Once I get the brew garage and chest freezer cleaned up and seal properly, I plan on putting on my Brett Gose (an accidental brett infection is a great tasting Gose). I am also going to rack the second runnings beer from my RIS. I am not sure what style it is, but it is a roasty brown beer with a nice hoppiness. It will be perfect for the cold rainy weather. I am going to check my gravity and flavor of my Dark Saison and then rack into a keg to get a little age on it. My Orval-Like beer the first picture in the previous post has really developed a nice pellicle (much thicker than the picture). I will give it another couple of months and then rack to a keg and dry hop it. I also need to check the gravity on my RIS. I think that is about it, but it already is turning into a big task.

Up soon a Schwartzbier and a Bier de Garde or a Vanilla Strong Ale.


  1. I hear ya man. You guys get rain, we get snow and cold ass weather. However, for some reason in the middle of Jan, we got 2 inches of rain, then snow, then wind, then cold...

    Anyway, like the blog. Its always nice to see another homebrewing jotting down his/her thoughts. I've got the same thing going on over on my blog. I just started not to long ago, but my real goal is to show people who don't brew, that it is super easy to do. Check it out if you like. Mike's Brew Review

    Keep it up. I look forward to hearing more about your Schwartzbeir.


    Mike's Brew Review

  2. Thanks for checkin the blog out Mike, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Your blog is very cool I will be adding you to my links!

    Check out the newer posts for more info on the Schwartzbier