I have 6 fermenters actually full (a couple for long term ageing) and filling my last one tomorrow, so yeah, it seems to be the only good thing about Covid hahahaha I think I been brewing more experimental stuff since the first lockdown, maybe it's just me but I think more people did the same, a lot of people even got into homebrewing for the first time
Nice, trying new stuff is my favorite thing about this hobby. Hope it goes well!I just started that >50% rye winter warmer I was supposed to brew a week or two ago. Got all the malt ground (just over 9# for 4 gallons) and lugged my boiler upstairs. Now taking a 5 minute brew break before measuring out hot water, etc. (strike water temp for this is about the same as my hot tap water because I'm doing a protein rest. Never done that before)
This beer will be a lot of firsts for me. Very high percent specialty grains, step mash, first time using my new Tilt hydrometer.
Good luck with the lager! I just finished draining (I didn't sparge) my wort. Gravity came in a little high; that's good because I didn't collect quite as much as I expected. It wasn't quite like straining oatmeal, but the bag didn't drain much without squeezing. I will leave the lid partially on during the boil to reduce evaporation and it should be fine. Might not even have to top up with a little water.Nice, trying new stuff is my favorite thing about this hobby. Hope it goes well!
As for me, I just pitched 2 packets of 34/70 in to a Dortmunder Export, my first lager!