Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Audacity

For a blog called End of Silence, it has been a little too silent, especially since I was on a role of posting at least once a week.  I do apologize, but trying to get a brewery off the ground sucks up the bulk of any downtime I have, and I'm not even into the hard stuff yet.  For now, I'll drop a little hint at the stuff that is going on: 
  • We have our first investors in the wings and ready to jump on once we have an official agreement to sign. 
  • We are working on agreements with securing legal counsel. 
  • We are running some specs on an amazing location that would be everything we want in a brewery site if we can just fit the brewery into the building.  
  • The owner of the property and farm is actually considering doing a substantial amount of the updates on his dime and becoming an investor as opposed to leasing the property monthly.
  • I have revamped my logo through numerous iterations, finally hitting the perfect design for a Farmhouse Brewery. 
  • I am very close to launching the official Web Site for the brewery.

Until things are secured and I am able to divulge more information, sit tight, and thanks for your patience. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Brewery Trial Recipe: IPA 1.0: Release the Panic

Lots of Hop Debris Left Over
I'm really getting excited to see how my recipes evolve and the yeasts do on these test batches for the brewery.  On the last IPA recipes I did, the Cal Ale version had a huge cantaloupe flavor which made it hard to drink.  The Trois version was much better, with big burst of tropical esters.  Then we all found out that Trois is not actually a  Brett strain.  I wanted to test out a new strain on the market that is said to be a big pineapple bomb, and wasn't sure it would attenuate fast enough for what I need.  79.5% apparent attenuation in 1 week seems fairly fast.