I have an overwhelming desire to brew right now. The problem? I'm in the Persian Gulf. But that problem will soon be taken care of (20 more days!). Now that my time is getting close, my head is spinning with brewing thoughts (much like sugar plums). What equipment am I going to get? In what order? What do I want to brew first? All kinds of good stuff. My thoughts for now:
What to brew?
I want to get two batches knocked out pretty close to each other. I'm thinking a SMASH Pale ale with just 2-row and Cascade. 10 lb of the malt at a 154 mash temp for medium body, plenty of hops (FWH maybe???) to be ready fairly soon after I brew it. Then a robust porter that will do well with a little age. 80% pale, 10% crystal 80 and 10% chocolate, with some Kent Golding
And the equipment?
Oh, where to start on this one...
A Barley Crusher grain mill so I can buy in bulk and have a fresh crush on brew day.
More fermentation vessels. My buddy just got me a carboy, so now I have two, but I think four is more in order...
A fermentation fridge and temp controller.
All of that will break the bank if I go at it all at once, so I'm going to have to put myself on the six to twelve month plan, piecing it all together.
So pumped to hit the ground running it's not even funny.