Thomas and I made a special home brew to bring with us to Balticon this coming Memorial Day weekend. We are calling it Living Proof Black Rum Stout and will gladly share it at our “Home Brewers and Aficionados Meet Up” currently scheduled for Sunday May 30th from 10 PM until Midnight at an undisclosed location at or near the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn.
The rules of our meet up are as follows: You must be 21 or older and carrying a valid ID or Driver’s License, You must bring at least a few bottles of your home brewed beer – If you are not a home brewer as of yet, then you must bring some samples of a beer that you adore…. Lastly, you must bring a story to accompany your beer – sort of an ode to what you were aiming for, or what it inspires you to strive for.
That’s it! We call our first meet up BYOBS (short for “Bring Your Own Beer and Story) and invite you to contact us for further details.
Grain Build for 5 Gallons of Living Proof Black Rum Stout (Extract plus Grains):
1.33 lbs. Crystal Malt (until 170 degrees F)
2 lbs. Black Patten Malt (until 170 degrees F)
6 lbs. Amber Dry Malt Extract (at boil)
2 lbs. Black Strap Molasses (at boil)
1 oz. Willamette (at 90 minutes)
1 oz. Willamette (at 60 minutes)
2 oz. Styrian (at 30 minutes)
1 tsp. crushed Cardamon (at 10 minutes)
.5 tsp. crushed Allspice (at 10 minutes)
Wyeast #1098 Brit Ale II (once cooled to 68 degree F)
- Set Aside Mason Jar Containing:
1 tsp. crushed Cardamon
.5 tsp. crushed Allspice
2 Tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
.5 cup of Dark Rum
- At Bottling Add:
Strained contents of Mason Jar
5/8′s cup of Organic Sugar (for Priming)
- After a few weeks, drink with friends!!