I took a quick trip (14 miles) to a coworker's house this morning to see him on brewday, and had a great day as a result.
dave was 1/2 way thru the mash when i arrived, he was making a california standard lager, and his set up is similar to what you see on brewingtv, or what have you. 3 shelves on a center post, all swivel and adjust for height and have burners. being a n00b myself, and watching him with his AG batch made me think that i might not stay with extracts forever... makes me want more space.
he gave me tons of tips and little tidbits of advice, from using bread yeast in the boil as yeast nutrient, to tips on bottling and even offered to let me come use his gear whenever i have an all grain recipe i want to try, and offered some of his to me.
dave has a 5 tap keg fridge in his garage and we sampled all of them. a belgian wheat, a german wit, a porter that's black as the ace of spades and amazingly tasty, an american lager, and a peach wheat that his wife loves... i have to say i'm very impressed.
so i got home and immediately bottled my first brew (which was ready, i wasn't rushing it) transferred my 2nd batch to a secondary, and brewed #3... so now i've got a pipeline going, however, i still have two weeks before i have any product to taste.
i neglected to take any pictures, but i will the next time i head that way.
what a great saturday of beermaking...
anyone else have a day like i did? not necessarily today, but an all day brewfest?
i noticed this thread didn't have anything like a general brewday discussion thread, so, i thought i'd start one.
off suit brewing
grand island, nebraska
On Deck: APA
Secondary: Cascadian IPA
Kegged: Heart Flush Irish Red Ale, Oatmeal Stout, American Wheat