Archive for March, 2012

Last week’s Brew

Making these graphics is almost as fun as making beer ūüôā

Lemon Heff ….In fermentation stage

Another Brew Sunday

Not rain nor sleet nor snow will keep us from another Brew Sunday,

While racking last weeks Boil Tyler added a twist to the It’s a Porter … COFFEE.

Today’s ¬†Cook was an American Amber and another batch of Octoberfest.

Also I did some experimenting a shot of Market Street Hard Cider in the Green belt Pale Ale Totally Rocked.

Beer Update

In the Carboys we have Red Belly Kelly and it’s a Porter.

Red Belly Kelly¬†is a Red Irish Ale we haven’t made before. I imagine it’s a killigans clone.¬† Can’t wait to taste this one, The color was awesome when we cooked it up last weekend.

It’s a Porter Second time we have brewed this one.¬† It was real good and we wanted something to go with the Market Street hard cider to make black and tans

Freezer mod

Because beer can freeze, freezers are a bad place for beer. So here is the solution to my kegerator problem.

This secondary thermostat inturrupts the power to the freezer based on air temp. alowing me to adjust to a perfect 38 Degrees Fahrenheit

2 Fantastic beers in the kegerator.

May I introduce to you, Wazberry Wheet the head on this fine beer really screams¬†razz-berry¬†to the nose and to the tastebuds. a very drinkable wheat beer… with a twist

The second beer on tap is Green belt pale ale almost an IPA this ale has a nice hoppy bite,but not over powering. we’re 4 for 4 at Ustick Brewing. it’s another hit!

What’s in the cooker?

Red Belly Kelly – Irish ale

Checking the color. looking good! This was a mesmerizing boil

Something very zen like with this beer.

In the other carboy this week… It’s a Porter¬†Hope it turns out as good as last time.

It’s a Porter really blew up last time when the yeast kicked inso we devised an overflow system .



Sunday we racked last weeks brews.


Half way through the 2 week fermentation process is a step called Racking.¬†Basically¬†its the process of moving the beer from the original¬†container into another leaving all the sediment¬†behind. There’s allot of sediment. It’s mostly hops, but the Wazberry Wheat had both sediment and allot of¬†flotsam that made the siphon difficult.


Market Street Hard Cider

99 Years ago Manville Cider and¬†Vinegar¬†works made it’s home in the township of Ustick on Market street.(now known as Ustick street)

A century later Cider is still coming out of Ustick.

Though we might not have gotten apples from Waits’ orchard. This cider will honor the hard life of the early 1900s