Inaugural use of my DIY hop cannon. Purged with CO2 then recirculated with 4oz of hops for a 5 gallon batch. I’ll let it run a few more hours. I’ll sample tomorrow and decide if that was enough or if I want to set it up again for another few hours with a fresh charge of hops.
Drinking through my retained sample library. A one year old cream ale, less than five percent alcohol by volume. Not a hint of oxidization.
I kegged my first beer finished with Brettanomyces. My in house sensory panel found it…Complicated. I like it, I made it to see if it improved my old ale recipe which never felt fully finished. I think it works well. Also a test of my sanitary practices. I probably went overboard but if it works, worth it.
A happy coincidence that this showed up today. In addition to arriving on the day I was finally able to share my day job news, this is a medium. I have worn an XL tee my entire adult life.
Ziggy’s first trip to The Row. I am glad he likes it as much as I do. We took him to True Respite a couple of weeks ago with a similar reaction.
I can finally share some day job news I’ve been sitting on a few days. I am leaving Vistaprint after more than six years. I am leaving so I can focus more fully on getting Quiet Scheme going again. It is time.
The last of the keg of cream ale. Bright to the very last drop. I am thrilled with my new fermentors. I am kegging my bret old ale this weekend then IPA the weekend after. Definitely rebrewing the cream ale soon.
Celebrating a quiet step towards my ultimate scheme with a wonderful gift from a generous and dear friend.
No spoilers. Tonight’s episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier may be my favorite thing Marvel has done. I repeatedly wept openly for all the right reasons.