Sunday, March 11, 2018

Imaginary Dragon Brown Ale

I'm brewing today.

I'm brewing today and I have not posted about my last brew day yet.

Lazy blogger.

I better do that now.

So ... I've been brewing quite awhile. I started with a Mr. Beer kit my sister bought me for the 2008 Christmas.

I used the hell out of that Mr. Beer Kit.

One of the recipes I came up with using the kit, was an American Brown Ale intended to mimic Big Sky Brewing Company's Moose Drool. I named it based on some dragon art work my child had done and another word for drool.

Not knowing that the name I came up with is slang for something horrible. You can look it up if you like (if you don't already know). You can't unknow once you know.

Anyway ... I modified the recipe to be non-Mr. Beer extract beer. I liked it. I had always intended to go another extra step and get to an all-grain recipe, but I just never got around to it.

Until now. I changed the name and converted to an all-grain recipe ...

I would have trademark issues if I were a professional brewer ... but I'm a homebrewer. If the Imagine Dragons ask me to, I'll find another name for this beer.

Anywho ...

Last Sunday, I brewed Imaginary Dragon Brown Ale. You can tell from the pictures that I actually waited for the sun to come up for this brew day to start.

Weird right?

I got the mash going and then went to church to make coffee and attend worship.

The miracle of bio-chemistry took over while I was gone.

For the most, the brew day went ok.

It was real windy and my propane burner did not like that at all. I had to restart the burner more times than I like to remember.

But, eventually, I got the boil finished, and amazingly enough, the OG was right on target.

The beer has been fermenting this past week, and I actually kegged it just yesterday.

The FG was right on target too.


The sample tasted great. I am leaving the keg at room temperature since the fermentation phase was short. I should start chilling next weekend.

I'll be drinking it before Easter.

And now ... I need to get back to this week's brew day.

As always, you can always keep an eye on the regular SheppyBrew Channels to see what is happening with this beer (and many others): SheppyBrew's Facebook Page; Sheppy's Twitter Feed;SheppyBrew's Instagram Page; and SheppyBrew's Website. Of course, don't forget to visit this blog often as well!

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Go Blackhawks!

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