Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Blogger's Lament

Yeah, I've been too lazy to update lately. Lazy and a little busy too. Bah. And I'm not going to do a real update now either. I did, however, brew a belgian strong dark on sunday. Although I'm thinking the only thing thats making it a belgian style of beer is the fact that is uses belgian yeast and caramel syrup. It uses "english" style everything -- english hops, english malts... different yeast and it would have been a barley wine.
The brew went ok, except for a few oddities that I will explain... ... eventually.
Although from what I understand, of the people that read my blog only two or three actually know what the hell I'm talking about when I write about brew days.

Meh, for now.



badbendrs said...

I brew at least one Belgian Strong Dark per year. Your recipe looks good.

I know what you mean about posting the details or oddities encountered on a mash/brew day. My extract-brewing friends sometimes don't even get it. Sometimes, I think that I'm just posting for myself (and maybe you).

I've been lazy. I need to post about my brewing activities for the last 6 weeks. I've had some fun.

Happy brewing,
Bad Ben

headlessbob said...

I think I'll keep posting the oddities, really... even if only one or two people know what I'm talking aboot, its at least interesting to those people.

And really, those 1 or 2 people probably make up 25% of my regular traffic anyway :P

make-root-beer said...

As you're growing up as a teenager, there are a number of things that you look forward to; getting your drivers license, graduating

from high school, going to your senior prom, having your first date and having your first beer. The problem with this last one is

that the drinking age and the thing you want make it something that you just can't have yet. And still, you want it and will go to

any lengths to get it.

Underage beer drinking is certainly no secret and to try to sweep it under the carpet isn't going to make it go away. But the most

odd thing about underage drinking when it comes to beer is that even after kids sneak their first beer, they still want to have

another one. If you're wondering why that sounds so strange then you need to think back to when YOU had your first beer. It was

pretty nasty tasting. Let's be honest, beer is bitter and is an acquired taste. Very few people, if any at all, enjoyed their first

beer. Many even get sick after it because of the taste or the fact that they're not used to the alcohol yet.