Kristi and I had a great time hosting a dinner at the CHEF Dine-A-Round. We met some wonderful people, and the food turned out great, considering we never prepared any of the food on our menu before. I sent one guy off with a growler of the Belgian Ale to bring to the dessert house. It was returned empty on Sunday evening, so it must have went! I still have some left, and need to make room in the kegerator for the Irish Red I am serving on Saturday.
After I make Caribou Slobber, a kit I got for Christmas from my sister-in-law, I am going to start working on one or 2 all-grain recipes to perfect for commercial scale-up. I was thinking Altbier, since everyone does a pale ale. The second style might be the Irish Ale that I have been making over and over again.
Another interesting opportunity: I have been asked by Ian Murtaugh to help out with an all-grain brewing demonstration on 9-11 at the Riverfest. I hope that happens.
Finally, I have been approached by at least 4 people about teaching them all grain brewing. I am wondering if I should post a lot of info on the website, just have a big brew day and invite them all, or open a school and try and make money on this.....hmmmm.