When he boasts about swag, Carl is not kidding. One more week of lagering and I will keg, carbonate, and tap the first batch of Open Access Ninja, which I hope does this tap handle justice.
Breaking in these spectacular tile coasters my good friend Carl sent me as part of our collaboration, Open Access Ninja: The Brew of Law. These things are legitimately massive.
I love my new fidget toy. The base is like a rocking chair. That motion satisfies the same itch as the toys on my desk upstairs. I am working in my home brewery during some home repair. New stool is a solid upgrade over the old folding one.
I really am enjoying my new jacketed fermentor. I already ordered another one. After Open Access Ninja finished primary fermentation in it, I transferred that beer to one of my older fermentors to lager. After an easy clean, rinse, sanitize cycle, a second batch, Top of the World, is bubbling away in the new one.
Yeast really took off around 3am according to the logs from my floating, smart hydrometer. I found a steady stream of bubbles this morning in the little growler I am using with the blow off tube.
Brewed up this beauty, yesterday: Top of the World, my super simple recipe that makes a surprisingly sophisticated beer. It’s light and refreshing, less than five percent, and perfect for the turn of the season.
I could use some encouragement today. I will happily reciprocate with whatever form of positivity you might like in return.
Finished a few brewing chores including sanitizing the two new kegs, installing a carbonating lid in another keg, and cleaning a draft line. I poured what turned out to be the last pint of porter from the other line.
I transferred the first batch of Open Access Ninja to a secondary fermenter today. I will lager it for several more weeks before kegging it. The sample I tasted was fantastic, can’t wait to share the first bottles with Carl.
Got the results of my first cholesterol test since big diet and exercise changes six months ago. Total cholesterol is down by 40. My doctor reduced my statin by half. We’ll look at eliminating altogether in six more months, at my next annual.