A few days ago, I took at look through Amazon and MakeBeer.net to see if the Coopers Irish Stout I have been waiting for was back in stock. It has been unavailable since before St. Patrick’s Day. I guess all the Irish scooped it up.
Guess what? I was in luck. A new shipment of ingredients had arrived from Australia. I quickly ordered the Irish Stout kit and it arrived today. This is just in the nick of time, because I am running really low on my existing batch of regular Stout.
I am pretty excited about this upcoming batch. The ingredients include some extra malt for some reason. It says that it gives the beer a better head retention and something else…I forget. Whatever…if it makes the beer better, I’m on board.
I mixed everything togther tonight and placed the jug downstairs near the boiler. It’s a warmer, constant temperature down there. The brew has to stay between 70 and 80 degrees.
Here, I took some pics…
It’s pretty hard to take pictures in the dark. I had to turn on the flash, which I hate to do.
This was going to be my favorite shot, but it came out a little blurry. I tried to clean it up in Photoshop.
Here is that familiar jug we have all gotten used to by this point.
I really hope this batch comes out good because I have been waiting for it for a long time.