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Monday, August 24, 2009

beer thirty


Its gotta be five o:clock somewhere! I love that saying. Anyway I have been making beer since December and Ginger beer for an eternity. This last batch of Honey Nut Brown Ale came out great. It must have been, no it has to be, the honey! While it lost its head within a couple of minutes it still retained a nice carbonated fizz and a good hoppy bite and weighing in at 6% alcohol its not bad in the 'kick' department. I have a Ginger Pale Ale coming up and a nice Cinnamon Apple Ale in the hopper as well. I love homemade beer! It gets me all teary eyed and misty just thinking about it. What I like the most is learning to make more and more of the things I love - I am my own little island.

40 comments:

Anette said...

I just felt how dry my throat is!
Ah, that looks so tempting!

Marjie said...

I like being my own little island, too. My kids laugh at me. I tell them they're jealous because they can't afford to tell the world to go away.

Nila Rosa said...

Oh yum! I'm just waiting for the day I can settle down in one place and start my beer and wine making plans. Did you purchase a kit?

the ungourmet said...

My husand's cousin makes beer and recently we did a bit of sampling. This is the only way I like beer.

I'd love to try the Ginger Pale Ale. Is the Cinnamon Apple on the sweet side? How dark is it???

Can you ship me some?! ;P

The Duo Dishes said...

It is 5 pm somewhere...just not here. :( That cinnamon apple flavor is nice! You could do some good bread with that!

Donna-FFW said...

Its always 5 o clock at our home. Feel free to bring any of your homemade concoctions over at anytime. Happy hour never ends.

Just telling it like it is said...

I love Beer...
Did I mention that I like home made beer...
I thought you could make it with 12% alcohol...
Wishful thinking...

KennyT said...

Christo is having a great life! I don't know there'd be such a day that I'd be brewing my own beer. Size of apartments & crazily long working hours here are 2 major problems.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

A couple of weeks ago, a guy did a home brewing demonstration for me - I was getting really happy on just the fumes. It looks like a lot of fun.

Jenn said...

That really neat to make your own brew. That would be so awesome to have right about now!

doggybloggy said...

anette: I know the feeling

marjie: isnt it a great feeling

nila: yes I started with a kit...I am happy with the results

ungourmet: I am working my way up the ranks

duo: beer bread huh? good idea

donna: now thats the spirit...

justtelling: I need to look into that..

kenny: I guess it looks good on paper at least...

TW: I would love to sit in on something like that

jenn: icy cold and fresh!

Micky-T said...

I've tried homemade beer once, maybe twice but there's no fond memorys lingering.

Creative Mish said...

Never been much of a beer drinking. Probably because all anyone drinks around here is Coors Lite!!

Jeanne said...

Now that's something worth cooking!

Tangled Noodle said...

You brew your own beer, too?! I don't even squeeze my own fresh orange juice!

lisaiscooking said...

I'd love to try making beer if only I had a place for the equipment. The honey ale sounds great. Wish I could taste it right now!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Homemade beer - very cool. We made it decades ago and it was the best beer ever. Also made root beer and made the mistake of leaving the bottles in a too-warm place. long-story short - shattered glass and brown sticky goo all over everything.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love the sound of the cinnamon apple flavor!

deb said...

cinnamon apple ale. i coming to nyc.
that would be great in a pancake batter.
when I was little my grandmother used to take me to a place in Pasadena, ca. named "Foxes" where they made the best beer battered pancakes. best pancakes ever.

girlichef said...

Amazing! It is totally beer thirty over here! This is beckoning me...must reach out and grab it...

Pavithra said...

Wow homemade one gr8..

burpandslurp said...

Wow. Lucky you, with the homemade beer! Honey nut brown ale? Sounds terrific!

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous color for this honey ale! I've got to convince my husband to make some homemade beer again, he hasn't made it in a long time!

buffalodick said...

What is your normal batch size?

TavoLini said...

Oh wow--that looks fantastic! I'm very excited for your ginger beer, too. Yum :)

Spin said...

Hmmm my clock here says 9:18am. But heck like you say 5 o:clock some where! That looks very good!

Jamie said...

You never cease to amaze me! First blue cheese, then beer and ale. Wow! What gorgeous flavors!

BeadBag said...

I love Ginger Beer - I usually buy it ready-made but I bet home-made is wonderful.

myblissfulbites said...

This looks like my kind of beer! My Dad and brother have been making beer for awhile and are starting to get my boyfriend into it more. Also attempting to make hard cider this fall since they have an abundance of apples. Did you use a kit or just have different recipes to try?

And yes, next time you have out of town guests definitely check out Classic Harbor Line for some exciting sailing tours. There are a couple of beer pairings as well a sushi & sake pairing from Morimoto. So much fun!

Heff said...

I haven't made beer since I was a teenager...WHEN I HAD TO, LOL !

Pam said...

My husband would be thrilled to be your neighbor...he is a huge beer connoisseur.

Hornsfan said...

very cool - that cinnamon apple beer sounds very intriguing!

nora@ffr said...

i want to have a that right now!! vat a perfect summer time drink!!

teresa said...

oh my goodness, delicious!

The Diva on a Diet said...

You really are your own island - and once again, I'm impressed! Thirsty too! Very interested in the ginger beer - though it all sounds delicious. I'll be there at 5! ;)

giz said...

I'm just seeing beer everywhere these days. It seems that beer is the new wine.

Josh said...

Looks like you make some interesting Beer. You will have to let us know how the Ginger Pale Ale turns out.

BeerSnob Josh said...

Looks like you make some interesting Beer. You will have to let us know how the Ginger Pale Ale turns out.

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! Can I have some, please?! Especially that ginger one!

Janice Soriano said...

I've made beer from the kit Mr Beer and haven't fully experimented with other flavors of beer. This makes me want to venture out on my own.

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