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.