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It seems just as we say hello to the weekend, we sadly have to say goodbye. The Regular Guys had a pretty productive Friday night. We got together and bottled our Hot Blonde Jalapeño Blonde Ale and kegged our EPA. Then we had a well deserved night out for research and development of course!
Let’s start with the Hot Blonde. Lately we’ve been tinkering with our recipes, taking everyone’s comments and suggestions to heart and combining them with our own ideas and meeting somewhere in the middle. We then make minor adjustments to our recipes and see how it turns out. The Hot Blonde may have been a little too spicy and we’ve been trying to figure out exactly at what point all that spiciness comes in. Well, we figured it out and an incredibly delicious beer was born!
How about some pictures? Ok!
We know this isn’t a “proper” glass for a blonde ale, but we aren’t picky. This is hand model extraordinaire Brian showing off the color and clarity of our brew. She’s a pretty beer!
This is also Brian enjoying the Hot Blonde. You can tell he approves by his eyebrow.
Let the bottling commence!
Seth is a pro. He’s the only one we trust to fill our bottles. I’ve tried, and was really bad at it.
Up next is the unnamed EPA. We’ve brewed this beer three times now and we’re hoping this version will be the recipe we can stick with.
Let’s picture shall we? We shall!
Secondary is complete and by the aroma, the dry hop went splendidly!
Brewmaster Seth is overseeing the transfer of the EPA to keg number one.
Brian is keeping a close eye on the filters.
Here’s a closer look at the filters. There’s some ridiculously good looking beer in there!
And finally, the filtered EPA is being transferred into keg number two. It is now being carbonated and we’ll get to test it out on Friday!
I hope you all have a fantastic week or at least a tolerable one!
Until next time…