Bottling Pre-Tasting

So tonight I bottled the last three beers for the Fool Circle beer tasting, ya’ll ready for this!


So tonight I bottled the Simcoe Brown, the Irish Red, and the Oatmeal Cookie Stout. These were the last three beers I had to bottle prior to the Fool Circle beer tasting this Friday. With these three beers it puts the total beer for the tasting at … well, I’m not going to say, but it is the largest one yet.

Also with bottling these beers a few beers in the line up on the Rantlers have changed, we now have the Hop Scottish, Irish Red, and Oatmeal Stout on tap. Just kicked while bottling was the Simcoe Brown and the Scotch Scottish literally had less than a pint in it, so it got dumped (forgive me homebrew gods for I have sinned).


Above are the two new beers, the Irish Red on the left and the Oatmeal Stout on the right, but the Red looks awfully dark in that picture . . . oh well. The Red tastes fine, though I think I would like it better with a cleaner yeast like my fall back WLP001, but I used WLP004, again. The Stout is also good, actually very easy to drink though it is Summer time, but as I have already expressed basically all of the cookie characteristics have disappeared in my opinion, oh well.

3 Responses to “Bottling Pre-Tasting”

  1. John Says:

    What is in the container to the right of the keg o lator? It lloks like a yummy flan……….

  2. Brian Says:

    That’s funny, it DOES kind of look like flan.

    It is a plastic bowl with an upside-down ceramic bowl inside of it. That way I can place the beer bottle on the ceramic bowl so when the beer over-flows when filling (part of the process, only lose about 1-2oz tops each bottle) the run-off will go into the plastic bowl and the beer bottle won’t be sitting in a puddle of beer. It’s not the best method, but it works for now.

  3. garrett Says:

    Hope you enjoy your Fool Circle Tasting evening…

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