Blowing Barley

It’s tough brewing beer during the winter on Donner Summit. But it does provide a nice opportunity to combine snow management tools and homebrewing!

Homebrew Equipment

A breakdown of the equipment I used to make my all-grain homebrew.

Summit Gingerbread Ale (#9)

First time I’ve ever tried using spices in my beer!  Or really, anything other than grains, hops, water and a bit of whirlfloc.  This was a light-colored ale with autumn spices.  A bit different than a normal Christmas Ale because it is so light colored (but still full bodied).

Summit Pale Stout (#7)

Lucky #7. Shooting for a strong, full bodied blond ale, with a flowery hop in the low range of the IPA category.