Monday, October 26, 2009

Smoked Chuckie

Smoked a chuck roast on the kettle grill Sunday afternoon. I used about 5lbs of charcoal, offset grilled using the minion method with a few hickory chunks for flavor. The fire burned pretty warm at around 300, nice and steady for about 3 1/2 hours. Took them off with an internal temp of 205.

Keeping it simple with some kosher salt, black pepper and granulated garlic.

Pulled the chuckie after about an hour of rest.

Grilled asparagus over the remaining coal bed.

Everything turned out wonderful..

Double Brew Day

Well I finally got a chance to catch up on some things that have been sorely neglected lately, besides the blog *ashamed*.

Saturday night I had a double brew day with another member of the Ale-ian Society homebrew club, Elliot Brewing. We brewed a Caribou Slobber (Moose Drool Brown Ale clone) and an American Wheat. As a fairly new homebrewer, this was my first time to brew along with someone that knew what they were doing so it was nice to see the differences in our methods and learn from each other. We had a great time and Jerry was a very gracious host. Maybe a little too gracious with the 14% Applewein and the 9% Old Ale *ouchy*.

Here is the set-up for two all grain brews in Jerry's beer friendly garage.

Jerry vorlauf's the second running of the American Wheat.

We hit all of our numbers and even exceeded them with about 80% brewhouse efficiency. Other than the fact that I ran out of propane, we had a very trouble free and enjoyable brew day. Don't forget that November 7th is Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day!