Saturday, March 26, 2005

Getting hotter and more Paulaner

Well, the Chili beer is still getting hotter. Next time i do this, i need to put maybe half a Serano pepper in each bottle. Don't get me wrong it's really quite tasty, but you certainly can't drink a lot of it.

Having had visitors for the last couple of weeks, the fermenting room has been serving its more traditional role of guest bathroom. And now the Paulaner keg is gone and the Stout is getting close to the end as well. And i'm two weeks away from any replacement at best pace. Ho hum. So i started a new Paulaner, since the last was so excellent and then maybe in a week or two I will try to do a all grain Guinness clone.

Sunday, March 06, 2005


Opened a Chili Beer yesterday. Figured with two weeks of fermentation, another week of sitting in the bottle was enough to get an idea what it'll be like. Since the cooking with jalapeno had given it a fruit like flavor but no spicyness, i wasn't sure what the Serrano Peppers I used for bottling would do.

Let me tell you, they worked perfectly. The beer has a rather spicy aroma, but not so spicy that you need to follow up the beer with a different chaser. Of course, sitting in the bottle that may get a bit hotter. But overall it's everything I wanted it to be. Sweet.