Archive for February, 2008


Belgian Strong Ale (1 Comment)

I have finally started brewing this year, and it began with a Belgian Strong Ale. This is easily the highest gravity beer I have ever made and I expect the ABV to be around 10%. Unfortunately, all that malt in my little pot led to a couple of boil overs. The first one was bad. The worst boil over in a long time, but at least it all stayed on the top of the stove. The second was not nearly a bad, but very frustrating anyway.

On another note, I think it’s time to add a real logo to my beer and bottles (at least some of them) and I had a friend create a few samples. I’ll post some of my favorites and my thoughts over the next couple of weeks, but if you’d like to see them all, you can find them here:

Beer Label Logos (pops)

– Chris

Supplies (No Comments)

I finally ordered supplies for my Winter/Early Spring Brewing. Over the next several weeks, I will be brewing a Belgian Strong Ale, a Munich Style Lager, and a Doppelbock. Now, hopefully it will stay cold enough for me to successfully lager. The hops shortage has forced me to use Cascade for all three of those beers, even though I ordinarily wouldn’t use Cascade for any of them.

– Chris