Friday, January 23, 2009
Batch #5, the Sherman Query Stout
Doing basically what the recipe from Steinbart's tells me to, I made my fifth batch of beer- a stout- with John Moen as assistant. Only change was adding some extra finishing hops. I can't help it. It was all I could do not to put all my leftover hops in at the end (which would have been 2 oz above the recipe instead of 1/2- not that bold yet). Tastes good, let's cross our fingers.
At the risk of jinxing this batch, this was the first one that felt easy. Heat water, clean stuff, start steeping, clean more stuff, start boil with bittering hops and malt extract, start sanitizing, wait and drink your most recent batch, add finishing hops, cool, aerate, pitch. Piece of cake (knock on wood).