Well its that time of year to start discussing batch number 2! PaulTheNurse is ready and willing and my lovely wife said go for it! We will be having another Winter BBQ while brewing a 84 pound of grain 10 gallon batch of beer.
Batch number one is down to like 1022!!!! we are talking 20% here! It really is coming into its own and is starting to mellow. The oak chips and buorbon are setting in nicely, and the maple is there but not overpowering compared to the real thing.
So we know what we did wrong last year (more mash tuns!!!!! No more stuck mashes! and not more barley wine starters. The starter will be a nice basic English pale ale....) We are going to use the same recipe as last year I think, until PTN decides to turn it into some sort of sour lambic with fruit added....
Anyway, its going to be sometime after Christmas, but I figured PTN needed a bit of time to get his bashing of Cape Brewing out of his system before we actually do the brew.
Thougths and comments always welcome.
UPDATE: Ok so a date has been finalized! Jan 23rd. I will be starting heating up water around 8am. As time gets closer I will ask to see whose coming so we can plan food accordingly!