I was alerted to a 15 gallon used Bourbon Barrel from Journeyman Distillery (thanks Jen Mackey) and was lucky enough to grab one. Beings Founders KBS is my favorite BBA Stout I decided to brew a big Coffee Oatmeal Stout and fill the barrel.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
While I tried the raspberry version over a month ago I was hesitant to try this variant due to it being slightly ropey 'sick' when I bottled it. But it showed no indication of the pedio ropeyness when I cracked the bottle. Lucky for me I had it pointed away from me, cause as soon as I took the cage off the cork came out like a bat out of hell.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I finally got around to tasting my Raspberry Lambic that was bottled in the beginning of October. Not only was I pleased with the final product, nicely carbed, decidedly tart with a mild amount of funk and great raspberry taste. It has an amazing dark ruby color and I got to share the first bottle with friends and family.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I finally had to time to bottle my 2 gallons of Michigan Lambic that I had aging on raspberries. In May of 2012 I brewed a Lambic and allowed it to ferment for a year. Then in May of 2013 I put 2 gallons of it on 5lbs of wild raspberries, 2 gallons on 5 lbs sour cherries and then reserved 1 gallon for use in a gueuze blend. 5 months later it was ready to bottle the raspberry version.