Ending my long weekend with a chore heavy Sunday, including bottling. That chore went quicker when I realized my brewing sink and fittings let me configure this little bottle washing tower. TC, like Lego for brewers. So happy I upgraded my little pilot brewery earlier this year.
For me, these are the real reason for yesterday’s feast. As a recent convert to steel cut oats, which I prefer savory, I have found leftover nirvana; shake these onto the oats.
I put on the National Dog Show and Gibson is captivated.
The focus of today’s brewery chores was electrifying everything. Cut ports for two vessels to add elements, upgraded the element on the third. Also test fit my new wort grant. Still need one or two pieces before I can fire everything up and brew.
I finished week five of my 5K training program this morning. Twenty minutes nonstop, longest I’ve been able to run since high school. And in 25F weather. Didn’t feel great but solidly possible and rewarding.
I baked these on Sunday and froze them for the coming weeks. We thawed a half for barbecue sandwiches (using soy curls) last night. These may be the best loaves I’ve baked yet.
Today I reached my weight loss goal. The last time I was at this healthy weight was sixteen years ago. I am not done, rather I get to close this chapter and begin another, for the rest of my life, continuing and adding to the healthy habits I’ve worked hard to establish.
More effort invested in the pilot brewery. Today I moved all the shelving from the guest bedroom over. I still have more parts coming before I am finished enough to brew. Already I can see how much easier this setup will be on the next brew day.
Solid progress this morning despite forgetting the before picture. At least a few weekends of work to go. Even this early, you can now see what the fully upgraded pilot brewery will be like.
One more because I had been looking forward to wearing this shirt I bought over ten years ago again. The fit was always ambitiously slim from the day I bought it. I guess I should have tried it on sooner.