July 15, 2012 · 1:00 PM
J Wynia's House
If you want to brew, but don't have equipment, are curious about how brewing works, don't want to set your equipment up, or just want to brew with other people, join us in a communal brew day.
Similar to how the Bitches Brew Crew works (we pretty much stole the idea from them), but for brewers of both genders, we'll get together and brew a batch of beer. A few weeks later, the bottled beer will be available for pickup. We split the cost of ingredients and bottles.
We brew "all-grain" batches, starting with grain, rather than extract, so brew days are approximately 5 hours.
We'll be brewing Northern Brewer's clone recipe for Tallgrass' "Buffalo Sweat" oatmeal cream stout(which was formulated with cooperation from Tallgrass' brewers). Here's what NB has to say about the recipe:
What we really like about this oatmeal cream stout is the smoothness that brewing with lactose sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try - it might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste. It tastes so rich, but is surprisingly easy to drink!
Since 2007, Tallgrass Brewing Co. has been crafting award-winning ales at the edge of the Flint Hills in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to the quality of their beer, they’re known for their packaging, sense of humor, and an adventurous, experimental spirit that’s true to their homebrewing roots. Tallgrass chose Northern Brewer to help bring their recipes to homebrewers everywhere through our Pro Series line of beer kits - cheers!
There are 3 brewing slots available (with the host taking the 4th). This time 'round the cost is $18, which includes your share of the ingredients and bottles. If you bring 12 bottles in appropriate condition (no labels, no twist-off, clean and ready to sanitize), you can knock $5 off of that cost. Each share gets a 12 pack of 12oz bottles of the beer brewed.