Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Homebrewing Year in Review - Jeff

My hiatus from brewing in 2012 left me with about half a year with an empty brew kettle - a very sad reflection.  With some serious real-life distraction occuring in my personal life, my Year in Review post is looking a little skimpy.  However, no matter the amount, there was no need to break the Year in Review tradition.  In a manner similar to my 2010 and 2011 posts, here are my 2012 numbers.

  • Number of Batches Made: 5 (All beer this year - missed the opportunity for cider)
  • Number of Gallons Made: 27 gallons
  • Most polular beer style: American Wheat (n=2)
  • First Brew Day of the Year: January 21, 2012 (American Wheat)
  • Last Brew Day of the Year: June 17, 2012 (Straight Lambic)
  • Best Homebrew Competition Result of the Year: German Pilsner - Best of Show Honorable Mention at the 2012 Boston Homebrew Comp and 2012 Ocean State Homebrew Comp.
  •  Number of Lug Wrench Collaborative Beers Brewed: 1 (Eisbock)
  • Average ABV Across Batches: 5.7%
  • Favorite Brew of the Year: The Eisbock that Tom and I brewed, both because it was a collaborative brew and I got the experiment with the icing process.  The Fathers Day Lambic was a close second.
  • Least Favorite Brew: American Wheat since I've brewed it enough that it has become repeatitive.
  • Approximate amount of grain used in 2012: 61 lbs
    • Most popular base malt: German Pilsner (21 lbs)
    • Most popular specialty malt: Munich Malt (15 lbs)
  • Approximate amount of hops used in 2012: 7.3 oz (not a very hoppy year)
    • Most popular hop: Williamette (3 oz)
From both Tom and I, we wish everyone a wonderful New Year and many more brewing sessions to come.



"Let us drink for the replenishment of our strength, not for our sorrow."
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