Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Chuck Silva, Green Flash Brewing Co.
Jeff Bagby, Pizza Port Carlsbad
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, Stone Brewing Co.

One of the great things about collaboration brew days is the conversations we have while we’re brewing. Here are some of the best of the Q (and some A) resulting from our collaboration brew day on December 17:

Q: Do we have to brew today? I’ve got tickets to the Chargers game and Foreigner is playing the tailgate party!

Q: What the heck are you thinking? Getting three of San Diego’s most hop enamored brewers together and brewing a scotch ale!? One of the least hoppy styles in existence!?

Q: How long does it take to dump 10,000 pounds of grain by hand?
A: About 4 hours!

Q: How long does it take to weigh out 25 pounds of hops?
A: About 4 minutes!

Q: Are you intimidated by Chuck’s beard?
A: It’s all right, but come back when he looks like Billy Gibbons or Santa Claus. He’s got nothing yet on Cecil.

Q: Did you figure in the extract from the brown sugar when calculating the recipe?
A: Ummm, hey! How about we increase the target gravity from 19°P to 20°P, everyone good with that?

Q: What are the wort IBUs? 30!? You mean 130, don’t you? No?

Mitch Steele, Head Brewer
Stone Brewing Co.
December 2010

February 17, 2011
8.8%
12oz Bottles & Draft
N/A
85