Monday, April 28, 2014

Video about BARD

My co-workers made a video about the BARD project, it is short but a great explanation of why BARD is needed and what it does.  Please consider checking it out and if you like, lick the thumbs up button:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carob Porter - the conclusion

Had a bottle of the Carob Porter on 2014-03-02 - at room temperature - tasted pretty good.  Bottom of bottle was covered in sediment, but the poor into the glass was not cloudy.  It is a very dark beer.

I continued to drink it on an almost daily basis and found it quite enjoyable.

Brewing a peanut butter porter - the wort

I began work the peanut butter porter today.  Ingredients:

12.75 oz. (includes plastic bag though) of grains (2/3 crystal malt, 1/6 black patent, 1/6 roasted barley)
3/4 oz. crystal hop pellets
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
5 3/4 oz. corn sugar
2 1/4 oz. regular sugar
11 5/8 oz. CBW special dark malt extract (Briess)
1.5 lb. DME CBW special dark
1/2 lb. peanut butter, including oil on top, Teddie natural
1/8 oz. galena hops

I ground up the grain using the grain mill of our kitchenAid (coarsest setting, slowest speed), added it to 0.75 gallons of water in a 2.5 gallon pot, put it on high heat.