To the Greater Raleigh Area Brewers and Suds Sippers.... Here's the deal....
Sunday, June 20th (two weeks from now - Father's Day), I've got the OK from my wife to play in the garage all day and do whatever I please. The HERMS will be fully operational (finishing touches are being added at this time), so it's time for a grand opening.
If anyone wants to come on by and brew (or just hang out), the door will be open. I can't promise that I'll be a good host since I'll potentially have my hands full with the new system and will definitely be preoccupied with thoughts about what switches, buttons, and valves I need to mess with next, but I'll be there in the garage and you're welcome to join me.
I'm thinking that I'll start a little before noon, which should hopefully have me finishing up in time to grill something for dinner if anyone is interested. There should be two kegs on tap, but bring your own concoctions if you want.
PS: there is a good chance that this will NOT be the maiden voyage for the system. A three day weekend of solid partying for Memorial Day made a serious dent in my supply of beer, so I went from being behind on drinking it to being behind on brewing it. There is a good chance I'll be firing the thing up for the first time as a solo run just to minimize distractions and jeering insults as I figure out where the weak spots are.