Sunday, January 30, 2005

 

Well... its official

I have polluted my first minimash with 4oz of steamed oak chips and 2 split whole vanilla beans... Its probably going to be more like an imperial porter (or strong porter) rather than a stout - its probably not dark enough to be called stout. Damn my poor sparging technique!!! But oak-aged vanilla porter sounds good too... Next minimash I'm going to have to redo my sparging so something a little more effective. I'm even considering getting a cooler to do the mashes in...

At 8% Alcohol, this beer ought to pack quite a whollop :D

Later man
-Garrett

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