Experimental Beerios (No Comments)

We were busy brewing this weekend. We bottled the Raspberry Wheat and the Strong IPA and brewed a new batch of Beerios.

The sourness of the Raspberry has mellowed considerably and it should turn out to be an excellent fruit beer. The raspberry flavor is present, but not overpowering. I’m not sure if we would add more raspberries in the future or not, but if we do we would certainly add some apricot or peach as well to help with the tart and sour aspects of the raspberry. We opened a bottle of Lindeman’s Framboise to compare, and I had forgotten that it is more of a alcoholic raspberry drink that it is a beer. Ours is definitely a beer with raspberry flavors.

The Strong IPA had a wonderful aroma, although not quite as strong as it was when we transferred it. It had fermented a bit more and was not as sweet as it was at the last transfer. That’s a good thing and even though it isn’t quite as bitter as I had hoped, it will be a wonderful beer for the summer once it is fully carbonated.

As many of you know, the Beerios is our flagship beer. It was created shortly after our first beer party. I made an offhanded comment that anything with sugar could be fermented and one of my friends dared me to make Honey Nut Cheerios beer. Of course it was a joke, but I knew of the infamous beerios breakfast (Beer + Cheerios) and started thinking about it. Honey Nut Cheerios are basically an oat cereal with Honey and Almonds. I haven’t added almond to the Beer, but I think making a nut brown (which contains no nuts) with honey and oats is good enough for now.

The brewing of the new Beerios went well, although I am a little concerned by the new recipe. We have started ordering supplies from Northern Brewer instead of William’s Brewing, so I had to change my extract malt. I had previously used William’s Nut Brown Extract, and have switched to Northern Amber Malt Extract. To make up for it, I have steeped some victory malt and breiss special malt. I also decided to try Simpson’s Golden Naked Oats in addition to the oat malt to see if they would have a good effect on the beer. I’m certain the beer will be good, I just hope that it will be as good as the previous batch.

– Chris

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