Labels for these batches finally arrived. Not that sharing homebrew counts as an essential activity.
Despite fighting off a cold over the weekend, I managed to keg an IPA featuring Legacy and Cashmere hops and brew a Munich dunkel that is currently bubbling away.
Small bottling run complete, gifts for guests on the upcoming season of the podcast. Time to head up to @brookevillebeer I think to check in and grab a bite to eat.
All done. It is a bit of work, start to finish–clean the draft line, clean then sanitize and purge the keg, and afterward cleaning the fermenter and all the fittings. Worth it, every single time.
Finally back, An Untold Story, my IPA inspired by a jammie dodger. Heavily hopped with Belma from @hopsdirect. Lovely notes of strawberry, guava, and pineapple. Going to make another batch, soon, with Cashmere from the same farm.
Finally reached boiling. Getting a solid, roiling action, key to effective protein coagulation which leads to a clearer, more stable beer.
pH was a touch high but entirely acceptable.
First runnings came in a little lower than I’d like but the volume was greater than expected. We’ll see where the whole volume comes out.