Kegging the last batch of Open Access Ninja. A week to carbonate and condition then into bottles for shipping to their final destination. This has been such a fantastic collaboration.
On the road to a drive-in for a day full of mutant fun, light hearted scares, and a double feature hosted by Joe Bob Briggs.
Just look at it.
This batch of Best Interest, my English-style mild, may be the clearest beer I’ve ever made, certainly the most out of a recent run of very clear beers. Very happy with that.
I undertook an experiment today. Same spent grain dough, split and formed into sandwich rolls instead of loaves. I can vacuum seal and freeze the batch individually, thawing for carrot dogs, etc.
Despite the sudden, heart breaking loss of an old friend and former colleague, this week was good. I feel like I am finally recovering from the burnout I experienced at my last job. I spent time with two very good friends nourishing minds, hearts, and spirits.
Despite the heat, back on my veggie nonsense. Fresh onions, garlic scapes, and CSA sweet peppers from the freezer. Delicious topping for a fresh batch of carrot dogs.
I spent my weekend on an enjoyable mix of cellar work and actual relaxing. This is very effective for recharging, at least for me.
Unwinding after a half day of cellar work, mostly preparing for more work tomorrow. Bonkers would be an understatement for this movie. The actual f…?
My order during Hops Direct’s Father’s Day sale arrived. Some is replenishing go to varieties, some is to play, like starting to experiment with hop water. I plan to try making some to have on tap in addition to beer.