Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day! I Missed It!

I can’t believe I missed that one! The 11th Annual American Homebrewers Association Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day came and went this past weekend, and I failed to teach a friend to brew. I’ll make up for it next year.

One good thing, however, is that I did brew, but I brewed alone.

Gearing up for the holiday season I decided to brew a nice, moderate strength, coffee stout to enjoy on those chilly winter nights to come. Very losely based on my friend Roger Kahn’s Coffee Stout recipe which can be found here in the Cryptobrewology Homebrew Recipes section, with a dark LME, Kona blend coffee, and Saaz hops, I also added a partial mash of chocolate malt along with pale 2-row malt, and a small dose of Cascade at the start. The ABV should be right around 7% to 8%.

It was a condensed sample brew. If it works out well I’ll produce full 5 gallon batch.

Nothing like a nice, full-flavored and full bodied stout for the winter. Especially with a nice hint of coffee in the nose.

Happy brewing folks! And happ Holidays!