Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Terrapin Side project! MONK's Revenge

Wow. This is something else. An old friend msg'd me yesterday saying it was hard to notice IBU's over 60... well something is over 60 here.

from the Terrapin Website.
This Belgian IPA has a malt bill of a Belgian Tripel and a hop bill of a Double IPA. The yeast I chose for this beer comes from one of the 7 Trappist breweries.
Believe it or not, this is the first time in my professional brewing career that I have used dextrose (corn syrup) in a Terrapin brew. True to style no doubt.
“Monk’s Revenge” otherwise known as the “Big Nasty” has all the flavor and aroma of a Double IPA while hidden beneath lies the malt character of a fine Belgian Tripel.
I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this very fun style.
Cheers! Spike
Monk’s Revenge: Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale Malts: 2-Row Malt, Pilsner malt, Munich, Special Aroma, Pale Crystal, Acidulated Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simco Adjuncts: Dextrose
OG: 19.7 ABV: 9.8% FG: 2.1 IBUs: 99

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kolb's Farm Imperial Stout

The Stout is insane. Imagine chocolate milk... then ...wait... a meady sour... thick... brown. gunky.
The OG was 1100... now at almost the end of the primary... it's at 1026. Math? 11%
I'm kinda stoked about it... so here's the hoping. Label is done.
Here's some info on the battle. (and from what i can tell it's KOLB pronounced "Cobb")

The Courageous Conductor Disaster of 2009

The Porter has made it's way to the secondary. The gravity's are in line. OG 1055... now.. 1008.
But... ok...a carboy blowoff over night... then a crack in the carboy... a leak... lord... it's gonna be a wash out i bet... but... the Recipe is solid...and i still have faith... if not in this batch...another.

Here's something from Wiki about William Allen Fuller... "The Courageous Conductor"

"William Allen Fuller (April 15, 1836December 28, 1905) was a conductor on the Western & Atlantic Railroad during the American Civil War era. He was most noted for his role in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, a daring espionage mission and raid conducted by non-uniformed personnel of the Union Army in northern Georgia. Fuller's determined pursuit prevented the Federals from driving a stolen train north to Tennessee and the Union lines."

hardee's tactics pale ale

ok. The pale ale is bottled. OG 1055 to 1006. this yeast is a beast.

keg samples are good signs.. that it's sweet and ok. i'd like more hop feel... but... give it time.

Hardee... wrote the book of war tactics. look that shit up.

ok..... it's all something that happened in my backyard 145 years ago... so give a brewer a break huh?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Bottled and Kegged Old Wooden Head today. the OG was 1065... my FG is 1009. my math puts that at 7.8 % Alcohol. The Beer was clear... and intial tasting was really good.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Old Wooden Head Labels READY!

Photoshopped.. and updated. Old Wooden Head is ready to be bottled and kegged. 24 Bottles...and 3 Gallons kegged . Old Wooden Head was General John Bell Hood. Info on the 'Head... here.

Rock For Light. THE BAD BRAINS!

Well Hell! I saw the BAD BRAINS ... here.. in Atlanta... in 2009! One of those... "um... never thought i'd see that" kinda thing. Damn.
Anyway... they were the original 4 members... and sounded pretty good. I'm smiling.
Get their 1982 amazing Lp ROCK FOR LIGHT... here!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Job. (and it's not brewing fulltime.)

this is how i spent my day today.

going someplace... setting up my laptop... ingesting and editing video... dvd authoring it... then printing a label for it.

tomorrow? The Bad Brains!


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We are a Nano Brewery opening November 2011 in Kennesaw GA. I'm a Beer Drinker. Punk Rock Record Collector. Football watcher. Ex TvNewsPatriot.