A bunch of folks take pride in their Irish Heritage. I understand that; if you take every person in America that celebrates their Irish Pride on St. Patrick's Day and put it all together it almost equals the pride in the pinkey toe of a Georgia Man.
my father takes a great deal of pride in his mother's Irish ancestry. He and my Aunt Lorraine did a bunch of genealogy and tracked the family back to Ireland. Interestingly, my family worshipped as Protestants so the records in Ireland end up a tad more murky than Catholic folks. To honor my father, I decided to start brewing an Irish Stout every year to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day.
Today I bottled the first batch. I used the mrbeer.com to make a batch. I consider mrbeer.com idiot proof because I bought the kit, brewed a batch and nobody got the ptomaine poisoning. I plan on using slowrunner77 as a consultant (without asking him of course) and we'll see what's what.
Here's the recipe:
1 can Irish Stout extract with the added yeast pack
1 can Creamy Brown extract
1 pack Booster
regular sugar prime
I plan on tweaking the recipe with another Booster pack on the next boil and using raw sugar to prime the next batch.