The “brewathon” continues 

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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.

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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.

Aaaaaaaand…full!

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…

It’s brew time babies!

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Hi friends! We here at Regular Guy Brewing hope you had a fantastic weekend, I know we sure did! Wanna know why? We started brewing again! Maybe you noticed, or maybe you didn’t, but we took a couple of weeks off after we finished up our last beer. Brian took his family on vacation, Seth and I got together with Matt from Recess Brewing, and when Brian got back we used a night to just hang out as three best friends. 

You guys: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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A little Cream Ale action

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Hello friends! Hoping everyone had a fantastic long weekend and a safe Independence Day. How did you celebrate the birthday of our great nation? For our international friends, how did you celebrate the beginning of another work week? I’ll tell you how we prepared for the holiday, we bottled our most American brew, our Cream Ale!

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The first rule of brewing…

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There are many rules when it comes to brewing, from sanitation to listening to music, but the FIRST rule of brewing is, something will always go wrong. Well, maybe not wrong, but not the way you wanted it to go. Basically, there’s no such thing as a perfect brew day, that was our Friday night. Continue reading