(original post from Obama Foodorama)
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale, made with a pound of honey from the White House Beehive, to guests at last month’s Super Bowl party. They are the first presidential couple to ever charge their chefs with the ancient—and now wildly popular—art of homebrewing, according to White House Curator Bill Allman.
I decided yesterday at the bar to try to brew a hard iced tea.
Making a 2.5 Gallon batch and a 1 gallon batch.
I will use Champagne Yeast in the 2.5 Gallon batch & Riesling yeast in the 1 gallon batch.
I boiled 2.5 gallons of water and steeped 25 Lipton Tea Bags & 2.5 lemons for 35minutes. Now I’m cooling down the tea mix and will add corn sugar until i hit my target SG of 1.065-1.07. Im hoping to have a final ABV of between 6-8% (FG 1.015). The staff at the home brew store were not overly optimistic of my mission here and mentioned that I was the first one to ever come in and ask about making a no-malt hard tea. I will ferment both batches until sometime in mid-April (3-4 weeks).
Beer (in general) is made up of:
- Malted Grains
- Anything with sugar.
- Other hops
- Hops come in many varieties.
- Tap water, usually
- Sometimes filtered or special water.
4. Adjuncts (flavors)
- Oak chips
- Vanilla Beans
The combination of all these things make unique beers any way you swing it. The goal of this blog is to post my own beers, and other recipes. Submit Submit Submit!