Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Roper, Feb 3, 2014.
I'm sure you could find someone to help.
Very cool. Made me thirsty just reading and viewing the beer post!
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Every time I see Rick Todd he's having fun in good company. When can I retire..?
Now that's an interesting setup, Evan! I'll have to discuss this with my daughter when she comes up later this month-she's the brewmistress for our Clan. You guys should have seen her drive up to the Highland Games in Woodland CA one year with over 60 gallons of beer in the trunk of here Jetta, complete with the jockey box! It's a wonder she could even steer the car! How hard is it to brew a Belgian White, I wonder?
Oh yeah, one other thing... You guys should be ashamed of yourselves for participating in the basketball game festivities the other day. What was it, 43 to 8, or something like that? Poor little Shetland Ponies...
It's actually one of the most difficult ales to do well. I've only done it once, since I'm not a particularly big fan of the style.
I see the Rheinlander box in the background and fondly remember my days in the 80s at Wazzu!
I brewed / bottled back in the 70' and the cheapest beer for the empties for the Reinlander, $5.85 a case. I used the Grolsch for my share.
That smile on Rick's face is because he and Islander are retired and thankful that Roper & I are still working and helping to pay for that retirement.....
I have done a few Belgian's, they aren't as hard as you would think. I want to try a Shandy this summer, but right now I am a little low on the double IPA stockpiles.
Most belgian styles are quite easy to do because there's a lot of leeway in the yeast character. Belgian whites are a whole other animal, though.
The only problem I have had on a Belgian white was my airlock clogged up, pressure built up and shot my airlock to the ceiling. My wife was not as impressed by that as I was since I ferment in her laundry room. There was beer EVERYWHERE. I did a pumpkin ale last fall, it gave me the most problems. It had so much fermentables in it it tasted like pumpkie pie whiskey and gave you a headache from all the fussil alcohol.
Their recipe list shows a Belgian White (#40 on their list). Also shown is a Belgian Tripple at a whopping 8.2 percent...
My barleywine currently in the keg is 11.5%
Heady stuff, boys; heady stuff!!!
Do you have a kegerator setup? I miss mine from school. Live so close to the redhook brewery now it would be so convienent.