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Expo 2015 Homebrew :)

mertesnmertesn I am Bobby MillerYukon, OK Icrontian
edited Jun 2015 in Food & Drink

Some people start thinking about Expo around the time tickets become available. I start during the current Expo because :beer:

Anyway, I've been brewing for Expo 2015 pretty much since returning from Expo 2014 and should start having some real results soon. So far here's what is in production...

  1. Cherry chipotle mead. Should be around 8% ABV. If it's anything like the first batch you'll probably have to fight for one.
  2. The same Dark cider recipe that didn't quite make it to the official Day 1. Be careful - it's 14% ABV and doesn't taste like it.
  3. Sour cider. It's far more tame than previous batches at 5.25% ABV. It's not quite ready for a tasting yet, but it smells really good.
  4. Primesuspect's Perfect Coffee Porter
  5. Another in the line of mystery brews.
  6. Unaltered mead. Turns out it was about as popular as the cherry chipotle variety, so it's another split batch.

And now for the planned brews, all of which are making a return appearance:

  1. Lincoln's Hoppy Ending - brewed and fermenting almost ready to bottle bottled
  2. Honey Ginger Saison - brewed and fermenting almost ready to bottle bottled
  3. Bobby Miller Light ran out of time :(
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Comments

  • Oh god yes please.

    Ryder
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    Holy cow, these actually sound like things I want to drink.

    mertesnKoreish
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    RyderGargoyleLeahVoice
  • vaderisahottievaderisahottie Indiana New
    edited Jan 2015

    @mertesn said:
    Some people start thinking about Expo around the time tickets become available. I start during the current Expo because :beer:

    When do tickets become available and do they sell out?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    As soon as @Linc‌ flips the switch and there will be tickets for everyone who wants to attend.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    yeaaah we'll do it soon :D

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    how much do tickets normally cost?

  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec. Icrontian

    @XGPHero said:
    how much do tickets normally cost?

    last year was $70 if im not mistaken

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Icrontic Communism will return for 2015. There is a recommended price, and several other options depending on your financial abilities.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    I need #3 in my face please.

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Mmmmm. Sour cider sounds good.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    Icrontic Communism will return for 2015. There is a recommended price, and several other options depending on your financial abilities.

    im sure i could afford the $70, especially if i could roll out a sleeping bag at ICHQ...i dont know if thats an option at EPIC

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @XGPHero said:
    im sure i could afford the $70, especially if i could roll out a sleeping bag at ICHQ...i dont know if thats an option at EPIC

    This is normally an option, but you'd likely be in the attic and there's not air conditioning (unless that's been changed since last year).

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    @mertesn said:
    This is normally an option, but you'd likely be in the attic and there's not air conditioning (unless that's been changed since last year).

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:

    ???

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    @mertesn said:
    ???

    Sorry, I was amused by the notion of air conditioning having been added to the attic.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:
    Sorry, I was amused by the notion of air conditioning having been added to the attic.

    That's why this thread exists.

    GnomeQueen
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Brew #5 bottled. Assuming today goes as planned, the coffee porter should be bottled.

    GHoosdum
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited May 2015

    I'm quite happy with the coffee porter results. The coffee flavor (Chazzano Sumatra Mandheling) is pretty evident and there's a chocolate flavor that's found its way in.

    Tried the dark cider this weekend. It's very lightly carbonated, mellowing nicely, and should be deceptively smooth by Expo.

    I've been a bit motivationally challenged lately when it comes to brewing. There are about three brewing weeks left, so I'll try and get everything finished up soon.

    There was a sampling of the mead at ICSP and it was about a 50/50 split on preference for the plain and cherry chipotle versions, so I may just do this again.

    edited to add the coffee used

    primesuspectUPSLynxGnomeQueen
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    The procrastination bug bit me again, but I bit it back today. Hoppy Ending and Honey Ginger are fermenting. Double brew day FTW.

    UPSLynxBobbyDigicolaGHoosdum
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Jun 2015

    I'm now onto finishing labels and bottling all the things.

    Everything but Bobby Miller Light will be at Expo. Unfortunately Not Beer Stuff™ got in the way.

    AnnesHumerusMeg
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Sour cider is in the bottle. Used my SodaStream last night to carbonate my drinking sample and while the sour flavor isn't quite as pronounced as I had hoped, it is still quite good.

    GnomeQueenBobbyDigi
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    I have a favor to ask...

    I'm driving a much smaller vehicle to Expo than in previous years. As such, I won't be able to bring any kind of coolers with me. If a few people could bring some coolers for beer chilling that would be awesome.

    BobbyDigi
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