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Monday, April 30, 2012

And We're Back!

After a little hiatus from brewing, I was finally able to brew again this past weekend (thank you, wonderful wife)! I brewed up a Belgian Pale Ale (only my second Belgian beer) and an IPA. The BPA will be a toasty and biscuity beer with a slight Belgian yeast character and a bunch of late noble hop flavor and aroma. 34th St. IPA will be an easy-drinking (@ 5.5% ABV) IPA dry-hopped with Amarillo and Centennial hops. Here is the brewery in the early morning and the cooler at the end of the brew day with two 10 gallon fermentors full of soon-to-be beer!


Here's some brewing geekiness for you. This is the actual yeast culture I used to brew the Belgian Pale Ale...that's right, science is cool!



Before the brew day, I also installed some new burners that will make brewing a little faster. They are huge, 10 inches across and about 15 lbs. each. Cool.



And finally, my proudest accomplishment! Cameron Calloway Lowell....born February 28th, 2012! He is amazing and I love him more everyday. I don't usually throw my family life into this blog, but I think he is worth mentioning!

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