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We've always been a big fan of Sam and DogFish Head. After all, it's their 120min IPA that got us interested in brewing.
It's finally done! Our Vanilla Bean, Hazelnut, Espresso Porter is in bottles and carbing. The extract took some time to complete but it was worth the wait. We shall see how the brew comes out. We didn’t want to make the hazelnut flavor to overpowering. We were going for a nice mix of coffee and hazelnut with just a touch of vanilla to take the bitterness down a notch. We will open one in about 2 weeks to see where it stands.
This brew allowed us to educate ourselves on several different levels. It's been a fun experience. Can not wait to see how it came out. Smells delicious and looks even better. This weekend we will finally get the Donkey Milk Stout part two done. The holidays have not allowed us as much free time as we would like.
We are still working out the recipe for the AVLov3. This one will be like nothing we have every attempted before so we don’t want to rush into it. Also, research continues on our big project and will continue until it is done.. More news to come when the time is right.
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and is gearing up for the next holiday. Take it easy and if you start to feel the urge to hit someone because they got to a $5 off sale before you did, relax and have a homebrew. CHEERS!!
We here at Atomic Donkey Brewing want to wish everyone out there a Happy Thanksgiving. We now have a Scotch Ale and a Chocolate Stout on tap here ready to go for the holidays. Irish Red will soon be kegged as well. Espresso Porter will be going into bottles over the holiday or early next week. One thing that will happen for sure is brewing the Donkey Milk Stout (part 2). We just about had this recipe where we wanted it the first time. A few things to tweak and it will be ready for mass production.
We are also waiting on the results of our water test. That should come back any minute now. Can't wait to get this. That way we can add what we need to for the perfect brewing water. We here at Atomic Donkey are always working to improve the quality of our beer. This is just another step in that direction.
Enjoy your family and friends over these next few days. CHEERS to all our fans and followers.
So we have just brewed the third coming of the Atomically Red Irish Ale. We are tweaking the recipe just a bit from last time. Bumped the alcohol up just a bit and used a little more honey. OG came in at 1.076. Markedly higher than the first two batches. Everything went very well. No hiccups to speak of. Added another 1.5lbs of 2 row (UK) and an extra .5lbs crystal 60. We are in the process of trying to perfect 4 different recipes for reasons which we will cover in a future posting. Exciting times here to be sure.
The brews we are working on are a Scotch Ale, Irish Red, Stout, and an IPA. The Milk Stout we will brew this weekend is a twist on our Donkey Milk Stout which proved to be very popular. Not sure which day we will be brewing. We will be sure to post updates on our facebook page. Please stop by and "like” us. Pictures from brew day and updates are posted as we brew.
Lots of reading and research going on these days. Stay tuned as this journey that started almost 5 years ago begins to transform. CHEERS!
UPDATE! 11/15/12: Gravity checked in at 1.010 last night. That puts the abv at 8.63%. We got that bump up we were hoping for. Tastes very smooth. Malty with a little hop bitterness. Can’t wait to get this thing kegged in a few weeks. CHEERS!