Group gets together again to create yet another dark beverage.
This particular recipe was only the second "non-kit" we tried.
non-kit was no fun. Being an "all grain" recipe (no liquid
malt), the time element is dramatically increased. We didn't know this
going into it. Plus, someone decided they had steeped the wort just
about long enough and removed it from the boil about an hour to early.
was a very pale IPA; the flavor had lots of potential but fell flat
- and there wasn't a lot of carbonation. They did, however, cut very
good Black and Tans. NOTE: on a trip to London that summer, I realized
their ales taste EXACTLY the same - flat and pale so I think we from
the u.s. simply have over hopped expectations when it comes to beer.
came up with this recipe, partly from a book, partly from his head.
It all went fairly smoothly, thanks to the addition of a Turkey
fryer with its 10,000 BTU burner. Brings water to a boil right-quick.