Friday, July 17, 2009

Brew w/ Ted

I will be brewing an Extra Dark Belgian Strong Ale this coming Sunday. It will be a time of brewing, learning and sampling kitchen craft beers. I welcome anyone, who might find this interesting, to join in the fun.

The brewing process is fairly long and drawn out. It takes about 6 hours to complete the first major step, which is usually called "brewday." After a couple weeks of fermentation, and a few weeks of conditioning and carbonating, we can expect to pour a delightful glass of home made nectar of the Gods...BEER!

I've taught a good handful of people to brew their own batch of good beer from scratch. It's extremely rewarding for me because I really enjoy sharing my skills and teaching this particular craft.

This coming Sunday (7/19), I'd like to share this experience with anyone who finds brewing interesting or wants an inside peak at how beer is made. I invite anyone who already brews for a peak inside my own kitchen brewery. While brewing, I'd like to share some of the current beers I've made on draft.

One thing to note about operation times in my home brewery is that I get started pretty early in the morning. On a typical brewday, I get started at 5am. There are a few major advantages...

1. I get a couple hours of quiet & undisturbed alone time while the water heats and mash enzymes convert starch into fermentable sugars.
2. After sparging and the initial wort hot break, my daughter heads off to school.
3. Resuming the brewday uninterrupted helps me focus towards the end.
4. The brewday is finished with lots of time left in the day to do chores, errands, and family stuff.

Get in touch if you'd like to swing by (call --7.7-3..6-5.5--3..4-6..3--). If I do have any RSVP's, I'll gladly switch my normal 5am start time to a more reasonable 7 or 8am. Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

seeandyspin said...

arrrrg! wish i could, but i can't this sunday (I dont mind the 5am start time...as long as I can bring a coffee stout!). would love to tag along some other time!

Adam said...

Wish I could make it, but this time won't happen for me as well. Another time soon, hopefully!

BBBF said...

I wish I could have made it to this. However, I wasn't even able to get my own wit in this weekend. I'd definatly would like to brew with you some day.

John said...

This is a great idea. I wish more people had been able to make it.

Ted Danyluk said...

Oh well. No one made it out. But, I'd like to keep my brewdays more open to visitors.