So, another busy beer Saturday. Spent the day yesterday brewing up another batch of blonde ale. While it was mashing, I bottled a batch of IPA that I had dry hopped a few days earlier. Should be yummy.  Oh, and I prepped some pork ribs and chicken wings for smoking today. I’ll make someone a great wife some day!  😉  They tasted incredible BTW…

I’m trying something new I just learned about – I found the blonde ale I did previously a little too cloudy for my liking, so to yesterday’s batch I added some enzymes from White Labs called “Clarity Ferm”. You add a little plastic vial of this clear liquid when pitching your yeast, which supposedly clears your beer. We’ll see how that works out.  If I waited longer, i.e. let it age for two or three months, perhaps it would clear on its own. I don’t have the patience!

As far as the blonde ale itself goes, it’s actually quite tasty. Well, for a blonde! It’s meant to be a middle-of-the-road light tasting ale that beer dudes call “lawnmower beer”. A great swill beer that you can drink all day long while mowing the lawn, working in the shop, writing blogs…

Stay tuned for tasting notes on my IPA that I have in its fermenter; ready for bottling this coming weekend. I also plan on brewing an Irish ale. It’s part of my line-up of recipes for Burnstown Brewery.

 

Cheers for beers!