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Manny’s Red Ale

February 28, 2007

I came in this evening after work to the wondrous smell of grains steeping on the stove.

Yes! Manny was making beer.

With the Porter safely bottled away, it was time to start on the next batch.

Manny had made a trip back to the Cellar over the weekend and brought back the ingredients for a red ale. Today was his day off so he was able to get an early afternoon start on the brew.

One thing you quickly learn, unless you’re brewing with kegs or doing big batches, you’re still going to have to buy beer.

For the sake of argument, let’s say the three of us combined drink a six pack of beer a night on average. That’s 72 ounces a night, 504 ounces a week. A five gallon batch of beer is only 640 ounces and that’s a lot of work for less than ten days worth of beer.

Actually though, that’s OK with me. I don’t want to give up all of great beers we have up here in the Northwest.

Here, Manny is in the midst of steeping the grains:

Steeping the Beer

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2 comments

  1. this is a question for the author of this thing. is that friggin manny hamburger of brookline, ma and fort collins, co? if it is, give that dude my name and email address and tell him to holler at me.

    geoffreyrine@hotmail.com


  2. this is a question for the author of this thing. is that friggin manny hamburger of brookline, ma and fort collins, co? if it is, give that dude my name and email address and tell him to holler at me.

    geoffreyrine@hotmail.com



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