Archive for the ‘Ideas’

What to brew next?

Posted by admin on Sunday 24 August 2008

Once again I need help deciding what I should brew next.  I’m leaning towards porter, which is similar to stout but not as dark. I have also been contemplating a pale ale.

We will begin the next brew the week of the 1st through the 5th.  That will make it ready to drink or bottle the weekend I get back from Chicago.

Wichita Wheat Beer

Posted by admin on Friday 2 May 2008

We still have about 20 bottles of wheat beer left, but I plan to start brewing more next weekend. I also forgot to mention that everyone who tried my wheat beer last weekend really enjoyed it. It is definitely something I will make again.

I am still trying to decide what to make for the next brew, but am leaning towards another dark ale such as a porter or a light stout. I will be in Chicago for a week for work beginning tomorrow, so that will give me time to decide.

Kaden got his pictures taken last weekend as well, and as of Tuesday weighs 8 lbs 4 oz. Here is him posing as Kaden Zoolander at Sears.

There are more pictures in the Baby Smith photo album.

Ideas for my next brew

Posted by admin on Wednesday 30 January 2008

There’s not a whole lot to report on at BEERdad since the baby won’t be here for another three months, and I’m only about 1/4 of the way through my espresso stout.

The only interesting thing I can say is that the coffee beer is still turning out nice, and I got BEERmom’s mom (who hasn’t had a drop of alcohol for 20+ years) to try one. My mom and aunts will be in town this weekend so they will probably try some as well.

Because of this downtime (while I wait for my coffee beer to dry up so I can begin the next batch), I decided to embark on a few side projects. My first one was an insane/ingenious idea I came up to create the world’s largest brewing company. This project is still a work in progress, so more on it later.

The other project I started serves a bit more of a purpose but also drives my wife crazy, which means I only get to work on it on weekends. It involves karaoke, searching, and a lot of other websites. I should be done or nearly done with it this weekend or next, so I will share more on it later too.

In the mean time, I am also trying to decide what to make for my next batch of beer. I am a fan of dark beer, but not very many of our friends are, so this time I am thinking along the lines of a pale ale or wheat beer. If you are 21+, and plan on being around to try some, vote below on what I should make.

I might be inheriting a glass carboy and brew pot here soon, so the next batch may actually be from scratch.