• Imperial Stout
  • Imperial Stout

    I usually make some crazy ass stout around mid-to-late October to be drunk by the holidays. While this usually works out decent, I noticed when I boosted the abv to 8% or higher, the beer wasn’t ready in time. Big beer needs aging. It took me a while to come to terms with that and really start planning ahead ― even if that means brewing in 100F degree weather in July to have something ready by November. Brutal. […]

  • Imperial Stout
  • The Adjective Stout 2015 (Dialing It in?)

    Every year I brew a stout around the fall with a friend, and every year we do something weird with it by adding a lot of shit that often doesn’t work. Any home brewer just starting out will tell you stories of putting the weirdest shit in their beer. I wouldn’t put it past someone to dip their balls in the boil just to see what flavor compounds come out of the finished beer. […]