Sunday, January 18, 2009

Finally corked the Flanders Red! Whoo Hoo!


Well, I finally got around to corking up this beer (or beers I should say since it is actually a blend of two different Flanders Reds). In short, I brewed Jamil's Flanders Red recipe a couple years ago and I also brewed a La Folie clone that I came across in a BYO 150 Clone recipes magazine. While pulling samples of these beers I like to blend some of the samples together just for the hell of it and I found that a 50/50 blend of these two beers benefited the flavor of both beers. They were both o.k. in their own right but I liked the blend a little better so I just decided I'd blend them and have 10 gallons of a nice beer. All of the corked bottles are the Belgian bottles with the big fat heads on them like the Chimay or Unibroue 750mL bottles. Both Morebeer.com and Northernbrewer.com carry the right sized corks and wire cages for these bottles now. He are some pics from the day.



6 comments:

MICHmash said...

Nicely done! Next time I'm in the UP maybe we can arrange a corked homebrew exchange.

Brichards700 said...

Count me in on that one for sure.

lincman said...

How exciting!!! That is the coolest thing I've seen a homebrewer do!!! You're inspiring me, since our next brew is a Flanders Red. Thanks for the post!!!

Brewmaster said...

Congrats!! My friend an I have recently gotten into homebrewing. We're only a couple days away from bottling our first batch. I can understand the excitement. It's nice to see success stories out there. It gives me hope for our future brews.

Ted Danyluk said...

I gotta say too, corking those bottles looks awesome. Makes me wish I saved all those big Belgian bottles over the years. Maybe I'll start to do so. I've got a super Tripel, and if it were served in those, it'd be even sweeter.

Erik said...

You're in the UP, too, eh?

I've been brewing for quite some time now, with a few Belgian beers under my belt as well.

Where at in the UP are ya?