Let us know, a chocolate espresso porter sounds pretty good right about now!Just finished brewing a chocolate espresso porter of my own devising. If it turns out well, I'll post the recipe. Tried cold-steeping espresso beans this time. The SWMBO's nephew came by to learn the ropes, too. He had a great time and will be back. Hope to have him brewing his own before too long. He works in a coffee shop and brought the espresso beans.
Hope you have more luck than I did, I do not scientifically examine every (cross that out) ANY aspect of my brews at this point. Midwest was OK, but mine didn't come close. I now have an all grain that was right on last time. Grains are crushed, yeast is started I am going for a second round as everyone and their brother liked the first 10 gallons.going to attempt two batches tomorrow, I ordered all the grain for 4 batches about 5 weeks ago and only got to brew one so far. Hope it's all still good. Going to do a newcastle clone from midwest, and I ordered all the ingredients for bee haus pale, and IPA, so I gotta pick which one I'll do. Hopefully I can get my fat donkey out of bed early and get moving so I don't spend all day brewing.
All they had was lambic and lager smack packs. My LHBS is actually Ithaca Beer Brewery/Store. I think they try to help out homebrewers, but their stock fluctuates badly, so you can never depend on picking up necessary ingredients there.What? every strain or did you need a particular one?
Glad to see your recovery is going well, good to see you back on the horse!Brewing a dry stout today. First time brewing in 6 months!...
Between building a 12X24 outbuilding in the back yard, a head-on collision due to inattentive driving (other driver) that broke my foot in 7 places, and having a baby, this is the first chance I could get.
It's a beautiful day and is supposed to go up to 51°F. I'm mashing now and while smoking a Fuente with my morning coffee. Things are going alright.