Black Betty and Hefe! Plus Big News!



Last evening was spent working on nothing but beer related activities, as every evening should be. We got the Orange Hefe all bottled up and we transferred the Black Betty Oaked Bourbon Porter to the secondary. We switched bourbons from the makers 46 to the top of the line Bookers. Only the best for Atomic Donkey Brewery. The oak chips will be going in tonight. Everything went off without a hitch. The Hefe should carb quickly and nicely and be ready to drink in as little as a week. The sample I got was great. Nice hint of orange but not even close to stealing the spot light from the classic Weizen flavor. Abv came out at %6 on the nose. A nice little kick for a cool summer brew.

Aside from all the going ons within the brewery, we have some exciting news. Turns out that there will now be a home brew competition at this years Good Beer Festival. We did a lot of writing and emailing. I’m sure we have bothered more than one person. I'm not saying that it would not have happened anyways, but it is happening and that’s what counts. Whether or not its BJCP certified is yet to be seen. May have to skip that this year and apply for next year. An already great event just got better. Mark your calendar for the 13th and 14th of October. If you already have plans, cancel them. It’s going to be a great time.






7 comments :

  1. Lookin good! Its nice to have a productive evening in the brewery. I sure need to clean a bunch of kegs...

    Didn't you enter beers in the Delaware State Fair Battle of the Brews competition which is happening this weekend? Which beers were those and good luck!

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  2. Yes, it was very nice. Especially after what seemed like a very long absence.

    I entered 4 beers but due one bottle broke. As you know you have to have 2 of each beer. So now Im down to 3 entries. A Pilsner, IPA, and Altbier. Do you have somethign entered as well?

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  3. Oh no! Thats a shame that a bottle broke :(

    I entered everything I had available. I fared well last year at this competition, and given that many relatives live in DE I felt I need to try and have some success again this year. I entered my Pale Ale, Munich Helles, English Mild, Witbier and a Stout aged on oak and vanilla bean. I think the stout is my best chance of placing, but we will see! I am going to try and go to the fair for the tasting portion

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  4. Sounds delicious. i was just starting to plan a Vanilla Espresso Porter today. best of luck, Im sure you will do well.

    I will certianly be there for the tasting. I also will be meeting with Dan Woodall. He got the BotB off the ground. I've convinced the Good Beer Festival folks to have a homebrew competition this year. Not much time left till the fest(Oct). Dan has agreed to help me out with the details.

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