Sunday, September 11, 2011

I thought I was brewing Butterbeer but really I've made Pumpkin Spice beer

Well, yesterday's brew is in the fermentation chiller and I'm really happy with how smoothly it went. As M said, I've got pumpkin pie in a glass - and I used absolutely zero pumpkin. Sorry Harry Potter fans, but I guess Butterbeer will have to wait a little longer.

Steeping the Grain
Steeping the grains. View more photos on Flickr.
What did I use? Well, I did follow Torri Gunn's recipe quite a bit, although he brewed a half batch, and I brewed a full.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Making Torri Gunn's Three Broomsticks Butterbeer

After brewing the decidedly disappointing Closet Monster, I decided to take some time off from brewing. As much as forgetting to add the priming sugar was a factor, the main reason was our one bedroom apartment was starting to look like a beer warehouse. Thanks to all of my friends who have helped consume some of my brews and to those of you who haven't gotten any, well, I still have a fair stock pile, message me.

Writing the first blog
Enjoying a home brewed Citrus Weiss while I write this blog.
By mid-July the bug was biting me, but I wasn't sure what to brew. Mix in a few busy weekends and all of a sudden it's September. But Morgan found an interesting home brew recipe for Three Broomsticks Butterbeer written up by a home brew, Torri Gunn. If you're not a Harry Potter geek, it's the frothy butterscotch flavored beverage the wizards drink.