Tomorrow: Maris Otter Citra Amarillo IPA on the stovetop while watching NFL football and my Saison and Hickory Black IPA on tap? Yup, don't mind if I do. Class starts Monday (I teach) so time to get my kicks in.
Tried to keep up with this signature, but just couldn't.
I'm brewing a Vienna Simcoe smash right now. It's my first foil boil (my kitchen stove can do it!!!) and second all grain. It's also my first time using FWH and hop bursting. I'm ridiculously excited about this beer!
Brewed last night. My 1st lager - a LHBS extract kit. Dopplebock.
My 1st requiring a start yeast also which I got going on Thursday...
I was worried when reading their instructions about the primary needing 50-55 degree temps for fermentation... until I put a thermometer in my basement closet back in the corner... 54 degrees!!
Congrats - I've got my first lager mashing right now! Just keep an eye on your temps since we're supposed to get a warm-up later this week (at least in Eastern PA - not sure if you're going to see it.)
calebstringer and i are brewing 20 gallons a piece today. I'm doing 10 of black pearl porter and 10 of the heavenly scourge black iipa and he is doing 10 of beer munchers esb and 10 of rodenbach grand cru.
Did get the first lager under my belt today. Went pretty well other than not paying enough attention during my top-off. Overshot the water and ended up 1.061 and should have been 1.065. Could've been worse, I suppose, but still...