Tuesday, February 09, 2010

And now, let's get back to the beer

Enough mocking the Church of Warmingtology... Let's talk about beer! (OK... so the COW will have a cow over my CO2 footprint, but that can't be helped.)

After way too long a pause, I've started another batch of homebrew. This time I'm going for an American Strong Ale (an Arrogant Bastard clone). Tonight, I got the yeast started and I plan to pitch the brew onto that yeast cake this weekend. I brewed up a gallon and a half of unhopped wort to get the wee yeasties going. After I rack off the liquid, I may try my hand at making a malt vinegar. The recipe I'm using is...
  • Grain
    • 12 lb. two-row malt
    • 1.25 lb. Crystal (120L)
    • .75 lb DME (I added this when the SG didn't end up as high as I wanted)
  • Hops
    • 1.5 Oz. Chinook (whole), 60 min.
    • 1.0 Oz. Chinook (whole), 30 min.
    • 1.0 Oz. Chinook (whole), flame out (I added a wee bit more that was left in the bag.)
  • Irish moss at 15 min.


This week, the gurus of glorrible warming were forced to cancel a hearing before a U.S. Senate committee due to "inclement weather"...

UPDATE: The following Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearings have been postponed due to inclement weather this week:

- The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a hearing entitled, "Collaborative Solutions to Wildlife and Habitat Management."

- The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, "Global Warming Impacts, Including Public Health, in the United States."

(Yes, I bolded that last part.)