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Ladies and gentlemen the Regular Guys have another successful brew in the books, this time we made a Chocolate Milk Stout. This is a special brew, not only because we’re going to age half of it in a bourbon barrel, but this beer is being made specifically for Brian’s lovely wife, Kate.
We brew at Brian’s house and we thought, how do we thank Kate for putting up with us until the wee hours of the morning practically every Friday night? With beer of course! Kate likes big, dark beers and we think this one will suit her just fine. What do you think?

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Glorious mix of malts.

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Fine tuning the water to make the perfect Stout.

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Dough in problems!

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The first runnings.

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The final runnings.

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Right before the boil.

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Filling the fermentation bucket.

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Aerating before pitching the yeast.

This is a gorgeous beer, I wish these pictures were scratch and sniff because the aromas during every step were fantastic! Mash efficiency was 83% and our brewhouse efficiency was 75%. Can’t wait to try this one!

We also transferred our EPA to secondary. Here’s some pictures of that!

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As you can see, we had a vigorous fermentation!

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EPA ready to be transferred.

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The EPA on Columbus and Simcoe. Pretty. We snuck a taste and for an unfinished beer, it was excellent! We’ll be kegging this on Friday.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now, until next time…

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