Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's flocculation time...

And the winner is...

A close race at the beginning, but by the end the Lads from White Labs took the win by getting 50% of the votes! The wise guys made it a race and took second place beating the radicals.

In any case, whatever yeast you choose I'm sure you will have great beer! If you haven't tried White Labs, Wyeast or any dry packets I would recommend you do so. They all offer unique qualities that can make some great beer with your imagination. I recently picked up some wyeast ringwood yeast and look forward to working with dry yeast.


This weekend I had a commercial pale ale that was fermented with a Belgian yeast, then a champagne yeast, filtered and bottled with an american yeast. It was cloudy, but very good tasting! Imagination...

Monday, November 24, 2008

+2 days to vote...

Haha, you now have until Thanksgiving day at noon to vote! Why, because I can. Results, will be posted on Thanksgiving day! Along with other beer photos of the day.

Cheers and vote...again.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vote, Last day...

...and its all over. Do it now, Vote! Over there --->

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pulling away...

Well it seems that the W.L. Lads are slowly inching away with the win. There is still time, voice your opinion!

I just bought a beer made with Yams, yes Yams, called Autumn Maple, from a local brewery called: The Bruery

Autumn Maple is made with: yams (17lbs/barrel, that's ~1 pound/2 gallons), traditional holiday spices, and molasses and maple syrup.

Check out this Bruery and its beers!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yes...31 & counting --->

Thank you for getting us over 30 votes! It's now clearly a two yeast propogation with the Lads still maintaining a small marginal lead over the wise guys. The radicals are I guess a bit to radical and have been left behind.

Now can we get over 35 votes with 4 days left...?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Can we get >30 votes? ---->

With only 5 days left it looks like the White Lab Lads are pulling ahead. It was suggested earlier that one should be able to stuff the ballot box, well there is not of that here. Unless, you have figured out that you can use a different ISP (ie., home/work) so you can stuff the box, well sorta.

Voice your opinion...once...or twice. Time is running out.

Friday, November 14, 2008

9 days left

And the race tightens...with 9 days left the lads have a slight advantage over the dead locked wise guys and radicals.

Have your voice heard! Make your choice!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Close Race...'s going down to the wire, with only 11 days left to vote and the Lads are leading. So don't forget to vote.--->

On another note, stay tuned for the Great Steam Experiment! A few (3) of us are getting together to create an experiment with a Steam beer recipe. Not sure if we will use different hops or yeast, but I will keep you updated on how this shakes down.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A Vote = $2 pint

Free coffee or $2 pint of beer?

Here in San Diego you can go down to Obrien's pub and get a any pint for $2 and watch the election on the tube.

I've already voted, now to drink a pint with my left hand.(hint)


Please go and VOTE today!!!

UPDATE: I chose the Ichabod from Alpine brewery (a different pumpkin ale each year). This year it was a Pumpkin Dunkel Weisse. It poured dark with off white head. Typical pumpkin ale aroma and medium wheaty mouthfeel. I thought the beer was delicious and was a beer first with a hint of pumpkin. I recommend to try this beer if you can get your hands on it!