Man-O'-War (n) - a warship powered by sails and equipped with many heavy guns. Brewery (n) - a place where beer, ale, etc. are brewed.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Beer Photo of the Week - Chocolate Porter
It is just barely ready to go, but I cracked one anyway. Glad to see the slightly brown head, which is what I put the roasted barley in for. Bottom line is it's drinkable - tastes okay, like a typical porter with some extra roastiness, and some added coffee flavors from the chocolate. Additional conditioning should improve it. I can't detect any of the bourbon I put in. It also has a good color for a robust porter...
I love the great age of fighting sail. I love to brew beer. I made this blog to document the resurrection of my home brewing hobby and drone on about my love of naval history and square-rigged sailing. I am far from being an expert brewer, I'm a complete amateur when it comes to sailing, and I don't have a history degree...but this is a blog, not a text book, so why should that stop me? Thanks for coming, please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
Chocolate Porter (Name TBD) Status: Bottle Conditioning OG: 1.050 SG: 1.018 (as of 24 Jan 09) FG: 1.015 Notes: Approx. 4.8% ABV - FG is a bit high for the OG. We'll see how it tastes.
India Pale Ale (Name TBD) Status: In Secondary OG: 1.066 SG: 1.016 (as of 13 Feb 09) FG: 1.013 Notes: Approx. 7% ABV. Good body, good bitterness. In short, this one looks like a keeper.
Fruit Ale (Name TBD) Status: In Secondary OG: 1.051 FG: 1.010 (as of 07 Mar 09. Before fruit addition) Notes: Completely on a lark. Med-low bitterness and aroma from noble hops. Boiled with (blood) orange zest. Secondary fermentation will be with 6 8 lbs of pureed mango. Beautiful amber-copper color so far. 5.6% ABV at the time mango was added; accurately determining final ABV at bottling will not be possible, so I won't bother.