What a beautiful Fall weekend it was. Attended a family function on Saturday and then made it a brew day on Sunday. Tried a new brew, a variation on a theme. We’re going to call it Nosy Pepper. When it’s finally in production, you’ll understand why. It’s a porter, and contains a healthy dose of Jalapeño peppers, which I grew in my garden this year. I’ll let you know how it comes out when it’s out of the fermenter and into bottles. I hope to try my hand at a number of brew styles that incorporate local ingredients as well as ingredients that I grow.
On the drawing board are some brews that are in honor of my family heritage. I’m developing beers to honor my Grandmother (German from the Alsace-Lorraine region) and Grandfather (Japanese, from the Nagasaki region), Father (Austrian Turkish among other things), Father-in-Law (Polish, Russian, and Cuban) as well as some others. I hope to have food to match the regions as well….
PS – Wow, this is a big beer. OG came in at 1.092. Two days into fermentation, the High Krausen overflowed and caused a bit of a mess around the fermenter. Luckily, that doesn’t affect the beer. Can’t wait to try this one. The estimated ABV is around 10.2!
Update – One of the tastiest beers I’ve brewed to date. Heavy bouquet of peppers emanates from the glass. Distinctive pepper notes in the beer with just a hint of heat. The beer goes great with Mexican, Indian, ribs, or any strong, spicy food. And it keeps getting better with age…