So after two short weeks, my first batch of Concussion Red is kegged and on it’s way to carbonated bliss.  I have to say, after some larger than usual samples of the freshly fermented goodness, this beer turned out great.  It’s a little stronger than my normal session beer at 5.8% ABV.  And with winter coming, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Of course, this winter won’t have the usual snow shoveling and random surprise ice skating episodes off the front porch.  But , the thought of a snowless winter is welcoming, and lends itself to hospitable conditions to brew throughout the season.

I have worked a little on this site and updated some long overdue recipes.  You can check out the recipes page and steal whatever you like from there.  If you have any specific questions, you can either leave a comment or email me here at the site.  Most of the recipes are self explanatory and make great use of Beersmith to reduce my coding workload.  In fact, it’s a great program to take all the boring number crunching and thought out of most of the brew process.  If you are like me, and are in it for cheap beer and don’t want to worry about math equations to figure out how much water to mash in, this program is for you.  Of course, if you are into all the science behind brewing, this program will only help you geek out even more.  So all in all, it’s a great program to have.