Sunday, October 28, 2007

std: the birth of man

yesterday we witnessed the birth of man.

with help from timmy tomato, shea, and our newly acquired teammate adolf aka tom selleck aka charlie chaplin aka jackson charles goodwin the third, the brew (an std production under the davedave brewhouse) was a success. for the boil, we used 1.5 gal h2o and .5 gal brewed coffee. we used about a 1/2 cup of whole beans in the boil as well as around a 1/4 cup ground beans. after the cooling, we dumped another handful of beans and grounds in with the maltodextrin into the first carboy and sealed that baby off. i'm not quite sure how the coffee beans or caffeine will react with the yeast, if they will keep their potency or burn off in the first ferment stage. we'll know the initial findings once we set up to bottle. man brew will be bottled anywhere between the 7th and 10 of november and will more than likely be available as cold hard man sauce ready for consumption around the 20th. the temperature conditions are a little cooler than usual, so the first stage may take up to 21 days at most, but chances are this phase should be finished within two weeks. i'll have to keep you all updated.

let me know, also, if you're interested in picking up some of these brews. the wort (which is the concentrated beer mixture that was cooked to release the fermentable sugars in the dry malts) tasted delicious and smelled even better, so it looks like we're going to have one heck of a product in about a month.

there are a few other brews in negotiation, and with double brew capabilities, davedave may be deciding to put out another batch relatively soon. currently there is talks of a gummi bear brew, an autumn-infused brew, or a sweet pepper brew. i'll let you know when the decision has been made. peace out, kids.

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