Brew Day – Vienna Lager

November 6, 2011 was a beautiful, sunny day to do some brewing. It was one of those fall days where the breeze was cool and crisp but the sun still held hints of summer.; a shorts with a long sleeved t-shirt kind of day.

I spent the afternoon brewing up a vienna lager. According to BeerAdvocate, a traditional Vienna lager is brewed using a three step decoction boiling process. Munich, Pilsner, Vienna toasted and dextrin malts are used, as well wheat in some cases. Subtle hops, crisp, with residual sweetness. Although German in origin and rare these days, some classic examples come from Mexico, such as: Dos Equis and Negra Modelo. A result of late 19th century immigrant brewers from Austria. Continue reading

We’ve updated the website!

I have neglected this website for way too long.  Trust me, I have been much more active in the homebrewery than this site suggests. Take a look around, and you’ll see I’ve started to update the Goodell Beers page with a list of current and past brews. I’m also going to try to start taking photos during my brew days to post along with a blog update. The most exciting change to the website, however, is the newly added Awards and Recognitions page. Seriously. I’ve won enough awards to justify a list on this website. That’s a crazy good feeling. Continue reading