Feb
17

The Trollinator

Posted under Personal

Was on face book, trolling trolls again.

I am the one who trolls trolls. I am The Trollinator

Feb
14

Beer Jam

Posted under Good Food

Made it with a hoppy braggot (5lb honey, 1lb dark dme, hops). Taste just like the braggot. Slightly sweet. Just when you think it’s going to be bitter, it’s not. I thought the citra hops would make it citrus-y, but in combo with northern brewer it said, “Beer!” I really liked the recipe. Only a month left of lagering for the braggot to finish.

My final recipe for 7 Pints:
7 x 12oz bottles of brew. (10.5 cups)
3/4 vinegar
5 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 packs of pectin

Jan
30

Baconator DoppleBock Recipe

Posted under Home Brew
SG 1.077 1.019 7.57% 20.32 13.11

Prepare Bacon Extract

6 oz Cooked Bacon Bits with all the fat removed, just the meat.
8 oz Bourbon.

Cook bacon on wire rack with no seasoning. After cooking bacon, pat bacon dry. Pick out all fat. Save crispy edges and meat until you have 6 ounces. Place in sanitized 12 ounce jar and add bourbon. Shake. Store until bottling.

Beer

3 lbs Light DME
3lbs Dark DME
1/2 oz Northern Brewer Hops (60 min)
1/2 oz Northern Brewer Hops (15 min)
2 tsp Chipotle Powder (15 min)
2 tsp Black Pepper (15 min)
2 tsp Garlic Powder (15 min)
2.5 lbs Honey (Flame out)
8 oz Maple Syrup (Flameout)
Saflager W34/70 Lager Yeast
Yeast Nutrient

1 oz Northern Brewer Hops (secondary)

Jan
15

Honey Nut Lager

Posted under Home Brew

3lbs Dark DME
3lbs Honey
1 oz Northern Brewer Hops (60 min)
1 oz Citra Hops (60 min)
6.5 oz Peanut Butter Powder (Flame Out)

Dec
24

Hot Chocolate and Mint Wine

Posted under Home Brew
Dec
22

Chocolate mint wine

Posted under Home Brew

Chocolate mint wine. The mint was too strong, kind of taste like an off brand thin mint where you can barely taste the chocolate cause the mint is so strong. Less mint leaves next time

sunp0565

Dec
11

Chocolate Mint Wine

Posted under Home Brew

My first attempt at chocolate mint wine.

A real simple recipe for my first try. 5 quarts chocolate mint leaves, 10lbs cane sugar, ec-1118. SG 1.093 FG 1.015 10% abv

I steamed the mint leaves in a canner and left it till cool before opening to try and capture the chocolate taste. All my efforts were for not as my basement smelled like chocolate for a week. It tastes like it used to have chocolate in it. The mint was a bit strong, but really tasty. I think i’ll just boil as usual for the leaves next time.

For this time i’m made up for the extra mint with extra chocolate. I was going to use 4oz cocoa powder but i used all 8oz. I also threw in a half pound of milk sugar and 5 campden tablets.

The mint grows fast from march till november, The leaves will grow back in a week after i pick them. If i can perfect this recipe, I can make it for $10. $20 for fancy yeast and cocoa.

Will bottle Christmas eve

sunp0531sunp0523

Nov
23

Blackberry Wine Measurement

Posted under Home Brew

Starting gravity 1.126 to finish at 1.004. Sixteen percent alcohol. Not sweet, not dry. Going to bottle it friday/saturday

sunp0481

Nov
11

Tuning my piano

Posted under Good Times
Nov
02

Dream Mead

Posted under Home Brew

My next Recipe

Dream Mead

5lbs Oranges (zest & juice)
5lbs Honey
1/2lb Milk Sugar
2 Vanilla beans split
Bohemian Lager Yeast
Yeast Nutrient
5 oz cane sugar

dreammead