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Ok, so here’s the deal. Everybody hates Mondays, it’s a proven fact. Well, I just got Mondayed right in the balls. Here I am, writing a beautiful blog post. It’s so descriptive. The adjectives were flowing. It was so damn witty that I even chuckled to myself a few times. It was grade A material. I’m almost done with the damn thing and WordPress decides to blank me. All that’s left is an untitled, blank draft in my post section. Am I pissed? Yep. Will this version of my original blog post suck? Yep. Well, yes and no. Can pretty brewing pictures suck? No, no they can’t.


So anyway, the second beer we brewed for the Breese Fall Festival was a white IPA. This was a new recipe, and quite frankly, we’re taking a pretty big risk brewing a beer that we’ve never brewed for a competition. We have high hopes for this beer and we’re pretty confident that it’ll turn out great, but if it sucks, we simply won’t bring it along. You know what? I just sound pissy, so here’s some pictures. 

Beer 2 of 4 

Big ol bucket of grains ready to be crushed and turned into delicious beer.

Quite the impressive hop bill!

Seth setting things up and Brian crushing the grains.

Brian gets up close and personal with the grains.

Seth doughing in.

Justin making sure that we don’t get any pesky dough balls in our mash.

A closer look inside the mash tun.

Filling the kettle. Going to be a pretty beer.

Kettle full, waiting on the boil.

Filling the fermentation buckets.

A little fuller.


Aerating before pitching the yeast.

There’s that big ol starter!

Well ladies and gentlemen, that’s all I got. I’ll stop now before my frustration makes your Monday worse than it probably already is.

Until next time…