My cousin and best friend/brother just became a Green Beret, and he’s shipping out to Afghanistan on Monday and will be gone 6-9 months. He likes Porters and Stouts a lot, and I was planning on brewing him a simple dry stout. But, with the release of these White House recipes I figure it would be fitting to brew him his president and commander-in-chief’s beer.
The thing is, I want the beer to be at its best when he gets back. I was wondering how long you guys think this recipe could ferment and condition and still be good so I can time this batch appropriately for either 6 or 9 months.
Also, I am only set up for extract right now. Although I brewed a variation of the Smashing Pumpkin Ale with a real pumpkin and a partial mash and hope to switch over soon.