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    winter project...

    now that the weather and temps have turned foul for woodworking, and being sans shop (dats widdou shop larry), i've had to turn to indoor projects to appease my curse of creativity. yes folks, it's honey porter time! i'm using the same recipie as last year's batch, the only difference being that i'm using some of the best, can't see the sun through it buckwheat honey instead of clover honey. i started this batch about 8:30 last night after dropping the wife off at work (some times life works out that way ), and finished up pitching the yeast around 2 this morning. i woke up this morning to the genteel sounds of my wife offering to dump water on me if i don't get up, and the sound of the airlock pleasantly bubbling away, proving that fermentation is occurring. now it's just a matter of patiently waiting for the fermentation to finish, waiting for it to clarify, and then waiting for it to carbonate naturally after bottling.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails grains and hops ready.JPG   water heating up.JPG   grains steeping.JPG   grains and hops cooking along.JPG   buckwheat honey and malt warming up.JPG  

    ready for transfer after cooling down.JPG   cooling down.JPG   transferring.JPG   waiting to pitch yeast.JPG   yeast pitched.JPG  

    benedictione omnes bene

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    where did yu get the buskwheat honey,, thats some great stuuf to eat if yu got the taste for it
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    Oh boy that brings back memories
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    i bought it at the fair. part of the agriculture-horticulture building is a bee & honey section, where they display all the entries in the competitions. they range all the way from almost colorless to the almost black buckwheat honey. i picked up 3 lbs this year. this honey porter is so dark, that i can have a light on one side of the 5 gallon carboy, and not see it on the other side.
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    I had to look up 'porter'. Had never heard the term. A type of beer.
    Really sounds yummy.
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    special occasions, and gifts for those that like a good homebrew.
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    Dan,
    your current batch reminds me of a trip to the "Chapter House" microbrewery in Ithaca NY alooong time ago. They would make three batches at a time, never quite the same recipe, but always a white, an amber and a dark. The last time I was there, they had a belgian white, a typical nice amber and their coup de gras was Double Fudge Mocha Stout. I had more than I should have, good thing my friend was driving that night. A Pint was about... $3 back then, and that was when typical mass market brews were $1 a bottle.

    And literally you could not see through the Stout, it was Delicious too!
    -Ned

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    Don't know that I've ever had a Porter, but my favorite's are the dark brews... except Guiness... too much of a burnt sugar cane taste for me...
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    i try to ease back some on the hops, to keep the bitterness in check. i would rather have people who try it end up with a smile rather than a grimmace. (no, not the purple mcdonald's guy larry).
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    Blub blub, blub, blubblubblub...

    Love that sound! If I didn't have soo many projects running at the same time right now, it'd be an awesome time to get some beer's a brewin...
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