Monday, January 22, 2007


Last Friday, Mark, Randy, Don, Scott, Jacob, and me gathered in our office starting at 3PM for an extended edition marathon. We had plenty of beer and food, and finished around 2:45AM. It was AWESOME. It’s hard to believe that it really was almost 12 consecutive hours of movie watching. My only disappointment was that I dozed off for a few seconds and missed my favorite scene when Gollum falls into the lava of Mount Doom clutching the ring of power gleefully (so descriptive of humanity I think). If we ever do it again (and I’m persuaded that it would be fun to do again) we definitely should make some Middle Earth food. The pita chips were an OK facsimile of Lembas but it would’ve been much more fun to have an actual recipe ;)

I think next up we might do something like watch the Godfather trilogy.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Bourbon Barrel Porter

For the second time in as many weeks I brewed. This time it was an all-grain Bourbon Barrel Porter Basically a stronger than usual Porter with Makers Mark Bourbon, and "toasted" American oak cubes added to the secondary. Even without the addition to the secondary, this looks like it's going to be a *tasty* beer.

For the beer geek I had an OG of 1.061 and with an expected attenuation of 69-73% the ABV should be 5.6% Adding in 16oz of bourbon obviously is going to bump that up. Mmm.