Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Brewed a saison a few weeks ago, it's delicious.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Trogdor Stout

I started brewing the Trogdor Stout three weekends ago. I went with the basic stout recipe from American Brewmaster, but added a secondary fermenting with 2oz of oak cubes for a week. I bottled last weekend and tested out my first bottle tonight. It was delicious except for the fact that it was basically flat. I've got a feeling that a lot of yeast settled out of the beer while it was aging in the oak so it didn't carbonate properly. I couldn't taste any of the priming sugar though, so it's possible that I didn't mix in the priming sugar well enough. I'll be able to tell for sure when I try the other bottles because the ones that did get enough priming sugar should be carbonated, assuming the yeast didn't all settle out. Anyways, I had a lot a fun making the label (based on this video):

Oh, and it ended up being right around 5% abv.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mmmmm Beer

Welcome to the Oak City Brewing blog! A little background: My name is Tristan, I got a homebrew kit, and now I brew my own delicious beers! A little more background: I live in Raleigh, NC (the City of Oaks, hence Oak City Brewing) and am a structural engineering student at NC State. I do triathlons and run races, etc.

Anyways, I thought I'd make this blog so all of my friends and family could keep up with the beers I'm making and how they can get a few bottles to drink for themselves. New post on brews I've already made coming soon!