Friday, March 23, 2012

Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening, and welcome to the first review from the second round beer trade with rlhvegas of No Limit Brewing.  I am pleased to introduce you to Double Barrel Ale by Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of Paso Robles, California.  This Amber Ale / English Style Bitter is fermented and conditioned in oak barrels, hence the name Double Barrel Ale.

 According to Firestone Walker, "Our patented Firestone Union uniquely incorporates 60-gallon American oak barrels into the fermentation process that yields beers of extraordinary character and complexity. This system improves the fullness of the palate, balances hop character and lends a clean briskness to the finish. The influence of the toasted oak also imparts unique hints of smokiness and vanilla, as well as a subtle fruitiness to the flavor profile."

Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jefe's Hefeweizen Recipe


Jefe's Hefeweizen
Weizen/Weissbier

Type: All Grain Date: 2/28/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal Brewer: Philip Dunn
Boil Size: 7.28 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 69 min Equipment: Fluke Brewing 5 Gal - All Grain
End of Boil Volume 5.98 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.3 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients

Monday, March 19, 2012

Steel Toe Tour!

Two Fridays ago Flop and I went out to St. Louis Park, MN to check out Steel Toe Brewing, and pick up some of their "Size 11" Double IPA and some growlers. We ended up sampling all the beers at Steel Toe and went on a brewery tour.  Towards the end of the tour, it became a Q&A session where a bunch of local homebrewers got to ask Jason (Owner/Brewer of Steel Toe) a bunch of great questions.  At the end of the evening we pick up a growler of Dissent, Rainmaker, a couple pint glasses, some t-shirts, and a whole bunch of 750ml bottles of Size 11!!!


Keezer Collar Build!


This weekend I started and finished my keezer collar build!  The hardest part was waiting for everything (paint, glue, liquid nails, etc) to dry.  Enough words more pics:


Sneak peak

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another successfull beer trade!

Second Beer Trade Contents
I received an awesome lineup of beer in a recent trade with rlhvegas of No Limit Brewing!
I can't wait to crack these open and give them a review!  Check back for more on these three very fantastic beers.


Cheers,

Philip

Friday, March 2, 2012

DangerRoss Pale Ale Brew Day!!!


It's Friday evening and we are having a brew day!  Tonight we are brewing up the pilot batches of the DangerRoss Pale Ale.  Wait to see this beer on tap this June.  We have big plans for you this summer. 

Boiling Hops for the DangerRoss Pale Ale!
BEER!



Cheers our beers to the Big Fork,

The Brew Crew



Thursday, March 1, 2012

DangerRoss Pale Ale Recipe

DangerRoss Pale Ale
DangerRoss Pale Ale
American Pale Ale

Type: All Grain Date: 2/25/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal Brewer: Philip Dunn
Boil Size: 7.28 gal Asst Brewer: Fluke Brew Crew
Boil Time: 69 min Equipment: Fluke Brewing 5 Gal - All Grain
End of Boil Volume 5.98 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.3 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 0.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients