Archive for the ‘Porter’

Brazilian Coffee Beer

Posted by admin on Wednesday 15 July 2009

My Sparkling Beer finished up a couple weeks ago and is already running low (summertime does that) so I started my 16th brew last weekend, which is a coffee beer from an adapted Porter recipe.

The coffee beers I made previously were all Stouts, which is darker, and more like a Guinness.  I chose Porter this time to have a slightly lighter beer to compliment the lighter Brazilian coffee beans I had on hand.  If all goes well, we will be bottling the beer this weekend and will end up with a dark amber, Brazilian coffee beer that has a bit of a nutty taste.

Over the 4th of July we took the new car on our first family roadtrip, which was a nice 14-hour car ride to Grand Lake, CO and back.  Kaden didn’t mind the ride too much until the 13th hour or so each way.  BEER mom has a vacation recap and pictures on his site and hers.  I will post video once I covert the DVD.

Here are a few of my favorites:

First Road TripFamily Road TripGranby, COGrand Lake, COBEER mom

The BEER dad Countdown

Posted by admin on Thursday 4 June 2009

Tonight I will embark on a journey I call the BEER dad countdown.

First 12 brews from BEERdad

Like a modern day Noah, but crafty, I have been saving two of every beer I’ve made.

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Baby Drinking Beer

Posted by admin on Sunday 26 October 2008

I’m sure this post is going to bring even more interesting search traffic.

Kaden trying to steal my porter

No, there are no pictures of babies drinking beer on BEER dad, but now that Kaden is 7 months old he thinks he’s old enough to steal my mug. Not cool.

Fresh Brewed Porter

Posted by admin on Sunday 19 October 2008

Porter is done.

Let me know when you’re ready for a tasting.

Bottled Porter

Posted by admin on Friday 10 October 2008

I noticed yesterday our porter was ready for bottling, so we spent the evening sanitizing, priming, filling, and capping the bottles. It’s a lot of work, but worth it because we ended up with just under 70 bottles for only $30.

My porter now gets to condition for about a week before I raid it. You could drink some now, but it would be too sugary to enjoy. It will end up almost exactly 5% abv and slightly darker than the picture a few posts below.

Homebrew Porter (Brew #8)

Posted by admin on Saturday 4 October 2008

We finally got those pesky hospital bills paid off so I was able to buy green coffee and brew beer again! It’s been about a month since I’ve had either, so I’m looking forward to when both are ready to drink.

We brewed the porter tonight, which was our 8th brew, using malt rather than corn sugar. This means it will have a more full body when it’s ready, which to me means more delicious.

I used a pre-hopped kit again because I’m still not brave enough to brew from scratch, and don’t have a big enough brew pot for grain brewing.

My coffee should arrive Tuesday and the porter will be ready to move into 72 bottles next weekend. It will be ready to drink about 8 days after that. The porter will be around 5% alcohol when ready.

Also good news: BEER dad has been renewed for another year of beer and parenting.

My 8th brew will be… [Poll Results]

Posted by admin on Monday 1 September 2008

I will be brewing porter for my 8th brew and then coffee beer again for #9.

Black Porter

My amber bock is almost gone, but I won’t be able to go to the homebrew store for ingredients until the weekend after I get back from Chicago, which is three weeks away.  I should get plenty of 312 while I’m away though, so I’m not too worried about running out.

Photo: Paxsimius