Wednesday, August 8, 2007


I plan on bottling my 3-4 month of Russian Imperial Stout tomorrow. It is one of the strongest beers I've ever brewed (weighing in just under 10%ABV), one of my first all grain brews, and my first outdoor brew. I brewed over a charcoal Weber grill - you can see some pictures of the brew session here.

Anyway, that's probably not very exciting unless you're me or someone who's going to drink some...eventually. What is exciting is that I've found 34oz. Grolsch-style bottles for $2 a piece. Oddly enough, they can be found at
Ikea. I give you, SLOM:

That's pretty cool! You could bottle an entire batch in around 19 bottles if you really wanted to. Granted, they're clear, but if you're not storing your homebrew in dark conditions anyway, I'm not really sure what you're doing with it.

I look forward to putting a few big bottles of this stuff away for at least six months. Hopefully I can be patient enough to make it a year. Here's hoping!

1 comment:

Todd said...

Yeah! I can't wait to drink that there beer. I am quite excited. In the meantime, my RIS (which I expect to quite a different flavor/aroma profile from yours) is about ready to get dranked. As we discussed last week, I'd be glad to cellar some of the SLOMs for you if you need a way to keep yourself away. You know I won't touch that stuff 'til the time comes... and besides I risk brutal bloody death every time I even attempt to venture to my basement for a beer anyway.