Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It Is Done!

Well, not really. Done being brewed, at least. The RIS. All went well, I bumped up my efficiency from 67% on my last batch to 73%. Stoked? You bet. Also, I discovered brewing nap time. I was tired, so I sat down next to the boiling pot, arguably not the best place, and dozed for a few seconds. Now I know as a professional brewer(someday...) I'll be able to take naps all over the place. Sweet.

Also, I was thinking about a real name for the beer. I consider it more of an American interpretation of a Russian Imperial Stout, so why not something American, something imperial, or royal? Rockefeller Imperial Stout, anybody? They are said to be "American royalty", or at least the closest thing we had. Let me know what you think.

And, on a completely unrelated side note, Anderson Valley's 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA is amazing. Well balanced, not overwhelmingly bitter in the taste, and a great citrusy hop aroma.

Cheers, brothers, and cheers to AVBC.

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