12-6-2008 Brew Day: It is 15°F outside and snowing all morning but it is 70°F in the garage and a 25 gallon batch of Two Hearted Ale is getting started ....
|Both Mash Tuns Used for This 50 lb. Grain Bill||Collecting 4 Extra Gallons Wort to Boil Seperate and Add Later||Cold and Snowing Outside but 70° In the Garage||Just About to Come to a Boil|
|Hot Break Forming ..... Careful||Just About Boiled Over||Vigorous Boil for Two Hours||Recirculating the Chilling Wort for a Few Minutes Back Into the Boil Kettle|
|Dual CFC's in Series for FAST Chilling||Dual CFC's in Series for FAST Chilling|
This is the beautiful "lace" left on my beer glass after a tasty Rye Eye PA.
Awards won at the Michigan State Fair Homebrew Competition:
1st Place Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter 2008 - Category 23 Specialty Beer
1st Place Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter 2007 - Category 23 Specialty Beer
1st Place Rye Eye PA 2006 - Category 14B American IPA
1st Place Two Hearted Ale - Category 10A American Pale Ale
Honorable Mentions for numerous beers