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A little less than a happy high
On having empty carboys
I think I'll be brewing a steam beer tomorrow night after I help S2 move a couch into their new place. For those who aren't familiar, steam beer is a malty, agressively hopped offering made with lager yeast that are fermented at ale temperatures, then cold conditioned prior to bottling. I think the storage areas under the eaves of my house now remain cool enough for the secondary, and I want to give this a run before I try to make a bock for the spring. Really, I just want to have something working and this seems to be a good project.

Sometime in between the holidays, I'll organize another major gathering (perhaps with a tasting?) where we can brew something dark and perhaps even the whole hive mead I keep threatening.

Update: Well, not so much update as addendum, and that for a specific reader... c_m_i, this is the page I mentioned in passing that sells oak products for conditioning. It looks like the bourbon oaking is something we'll have to do in secondary, but it does seem to have promise.
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 19th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I have offerings for your next tasting. I'll be sending them back with Melissa. :)
komos From: komos Date: November 19th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. Danke.

You'll have to give me a schedule for your visit in the spring so we can a) crack the bock and b) brew something new.
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