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HKAB & Brew
Can I interest any of you good people who haven't fled the state in a Sunday breakfast/brew/tasting? It looks as though we'll get a break in the heat for the day, and since Clay's in town, I'm thinking we might try a Belgian or French farmhouse ale. I've got random stuff kicking around for the trying, including three of my own making. I'll even go so far as to show you, up close and personal like, the crazy concoction we've thrown together in hopes of replicating Unibroue's Green Apple Éphémère. Haven't quite gotten the second yeast bloom with it, but I'm hoping that it will be burbling happily by the time I get home tonight.

Time will be about noonish for brewing, earlier if you want to watch me sanitizing equipment or are hoping to score some sweet waffles. Drop me a line if you think you might be able to make it, especially if you have restrictions on what you canna' eat. Unless there are serious objections, Drunken Master II and Snake and Crane Secret are queued for entertainments.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: June 9th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm... tempting...
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
There'll be waffles...
mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: June 9th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I may be slightly hungover, but I could briefly stop by to say hi to the visitor.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
A little hair of the dog, perhaps? At the very least, I'd like to get your feedback on my porter and bitters...
canonfire From: canonfire Date: June 9th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

We were talking about coming up to Boston this weekend!
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, now there's no stopping you. ^_^

What did you think of your samples?
From: uruz Date: June 9th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are apples in that beer.

komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's filled with deliciousness.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: June 9th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meow! That's pretty. I want to hear how that one comes out. I don't care what other people say - I like fruity beers.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Éphémères are akin to lambics, and the green apple one was released in the states shortly after I had people on homebrewing get snippy over the idea. I've finally come back to it, and hopefully it will produce something tasty if not interesting.

The base is a Belgian-style wit with just a hint of hallertau for flavor. The apples were cored and sliced and then frozen. Once thawed, the beer was racked over them.

Is it me, or did that icon just get dirtier?
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komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come if you can. If not, there will be plenty more.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: June 9th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
we will likely be able to make it.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. Drop by any time. Is Cassis ok, or should I have Peche or Kriek in the wings?
esmerel From: esmerel Date: June 9th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
o, the beer, she is pretty.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)


Clay helped stuff all the fruit inside the jug. The extra special trick will be the getting out.
whatifoundthere From: whatifoundthere Date: June 9th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are apples? I thought they were shrimps!
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure that shrimp beer would be at the top of my list of tasterific delights, but I suppose I could give it a try...
daniela From: daniela Date: June 9th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
daaaamn, that is looking good.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
The beer itself was tasting a little appley when it got racked, so this should work pretty well. There's a strong danger of infection since a) the apples were not cooked and b) I'm not officially fermenting in high summer. Still, if I can manage something of a pseudo-lambic, I should do ok.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 9th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, looks like pie filling... What will you do with the apples after the brewing is done? Will they still be edible/cookable, or are they headed for the garbage?
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
The goal is to have most of what would make them usable end up in the beer. It's a little like making stock... there are veggies left over, but there's not a whole lot of taste or texture to them.
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: June 9th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be there! I don't know what time yet though.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. Come when you can. ^_^
cinemama From: cinemama Date: June 9th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're there. Have to meet King Clay.

Can there be sweet potato waffles with butter pecan ice cream?
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome. I'm guessing that it will be a really good time.

I've not tried making sweet potato waffles before, but I'll see what I can do.
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