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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Randalizing at the Bayou

Mikey loves him some hoppy beers. If your of like-mind then consider getting your ass over to the Bayou for a little "Triple A" (Alpha Attitude Adjustment). Mark has put together a Randalizer to help "spice-up" your beer enjoyment.

If you've never heard of a Randalizer or "Randall the Enamel Animal" as it's formally known, it's basically a organoleptic hop transducer module (a hop cone filter) that grabs the oils off the hops in the Randall on the way from the keg to the tap/faucet transferring all the hoppy goodness into the beer, providing a pungent and fresh hop boost to the selected beer.

Local beer lover/craftsman Bryan Perkins, put together the above customized Randalizer for the Bayou. The Randall made it's debut last night, testing it out on Four+'s Wyld Pale Ale. It was okay... They're still working on fine tuning the right hops vs. the right beer. So until the bugs get worked out, the availability of beers on it will be hit or miss.

The beer selection on the Randall will rotate and I'm sure Mark will take suggestions on combination's. As well as infusing coffee beans and fruits to the appropriate beers styles. Cheers!


Ed said...

Nice, I'm excited to try it. It'll be interesting to find out if this really adds anything (aside from looking cool) that dry hopping doesn't.

Andrew said...

Cool. I built one of these for the kegerator at home. It's pretty nice, but it works best with higher alcohol beers. Hope the load it up with some Columbus hops and put Full Suspension on.

Carlos said...

Tried the Randall out about an hour ago. I had never tried a beer from one of them before.

I have to say, it was one of the most interesting experiences of my life (though it was eclipsed by the cop pulling a gun on the car in front of me on the way to the Bayou.) The hop flavor and aroma was unique, I must say. I can best describe it as smooth and "fresh", perhaps "grassy".

It was served with Red Rock Pale (?) filtered through Cascade hops, according to the waitress. I was happy with it, but I'm not a hop head so I probably won't make a habit out of it. Everyone should try it, though.

Mikey said...

Thanks for the "in the field report" Carlos. I'm glad they're already rotating the selections.