Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Corny Kegs

Last night, Joe and I pulled out 6 corny kegs (5 gallon stainless steel) from his garage that were left over from parties from who knows when..

Out of the 6 kegs, 5 are pin-lock kegs and 1 ball-lock keg. Either can be used for kegging but the newer ones, ball-lock, are preferred over pin-lock kegs. Tomorrow we will be going to the Homebrew Supply shop and will see what type of parts/conversion kits we would need to modify the pin-lock kegs. More to come on this...

Open top on pin-lock keg
3 pin-lock kegs
All the kegs (ball-lock - middle left hand row)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oatmeal Stout Bottles

The Oatmeal Stout was bottled yesterday 2/28/2010. This will be the first batch of beer in 2010. Below are some photos of the day.

Bottle of delicious Oatmeal Stout
Case of Oatmeal Stout (labeled and capped)
Bottle & Label
Applying Labels
Cleaning equipment

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1 Year Anniversary!

This is a tad belated, but 2/8/10 was our 1 year anniversary!

2009 was a solid year. We brewed around 55 gallons of quality home brewed beer! We expect bigger and better in 2010! Cheers.

Amarillo IPA Photos

Photos from the Amarillo IPA brew day. As you can see from the first picture, it was a great day! We will be holding a contest to name this beer. Keep your names coming!

Nutsacks anyone?
Wort boiling

Party like a rock star!

Fermenting Fun!
(partial) Sunday Brewing Co.

Yes, Ladies... He is single.

Oatmeal Stout Photos

Just some photos of the Oatmeal Stout... nothing too exciting here. I figured i'll post some photos of what I have on hand..
Cooling down wort in 20+ inches of snow.

Steeping grains

It's Been A Long Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely.. Time!

Wow, last post was from May... I apologize for the lack of updates... Here has what has happened since May:

Good News:
- Brewed Amarillo IPA (1st Sunday Brewing Co. recipe)
- Brewed Oatmeal Stout

Bad (Sad) News:
- Brewed, bottled and drank a Porter
- Brewed, bottled and drank an Octoberfest
- Bottled and drank Dunkelweizen
- Bottled and drank Summer Ale Clone
- Bottled and drank Sierra Nevada IPA Clone
- Bottled and partially drank Farmhouse Ale

Medium News:
- Bottle Conditioning Belgian Dubbel

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Aftermath

The weekend bottling process turned out good and bad.

First off, the good...

Bottled the dunkelweizen with no problems. The stockpile of beer is increasing. The Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone is the best beer we've made to date..


Now the bad...

Bottling the Belgian Dubbel this weekend turned out to be one gigantic clusterfuck. Where to begin...
  1. Short on bottles
  2. Siphon tube was fucked up
  3. Some bottles got fucked up (see pictures)
  4. The capper makes sounds of glass crunching
  5. Broke another siphon tube (which has been repaired..)
  6. Broke the necks off some of the bottles

Broken bottles full of Dubbel

A sad, sad picture

Yes, the capper was literally cutting the neck of the bottles completely off. In the first picture, you can see two bottle caps still sealed on the broken neck (Yes, I saved them as keepsakes)

So yeah, the Belgian Dubbel didn't go as smooth as expected, but there is enough there to get hammered. There are 13 bottles of Belgian Dubbel that are 22oz. So no worries! More to come with the Memorial Day weekend ahead.