Greetings fellow knurds! Just going to give you a brief update on where our beers are at right now, and then I’ll pass on a fun little read.
The Tri-Hop IPA we brewed in late May is finally getting carbonated. We took our time making sure it was fully fermented and then for good measure decided to dry-hop the 3 kegs with a different hop each. The dry-hops used were the same ones we utilized during the boil. I wish I could tell you how they taste, but we didn’t save any for ourselves while transferring to the carbonation kegs. Come join us for brewing this upcoming weekend if you want to be the first to experience the 3 variants for the first time along with the 3 deviants who brewed it.
Then we have the SMaSH Comet Double IPA, a single malt (standard 2 row) single hop (Comet) beast of a beer. This one is getting cold crashed this week and will be transferred and carbonated over the following week. So far it tastes exactly how we expected from the description of the Comet hop, and that means tons of grapefruit flavor and aroma. We opted to skip any dry-hopping as this one seems to be flavorful enough for any hop-head (what people are called when they really like hoppy beers).
On deck for this coming brew session we have our first ever lager. We really put forth a lot of effort planning this one out, and it really seems to be one that technique is going to be key on getting something crisp and bright. I’m hoping to be enjoying this one before the weather starts getting too cold. I can see this being an amazing tailgating beer!
And lastly, as promised, an article that I am hoping isn’t taking itself too seriously. Joe Kita, of Men’s Health, wrote up the article, “31 Things You Can Do with Beer (Besides Drink It)”. From the look of the list, only a few items seem practical to me. Nevertheless, I have definitely tried a few of these already. Tell us in the comments if you’ve had success with using beer for anything besides drinking.