This batch of An Untold Story that I kegged a couple of days ago is conditioning well. The usual shortbread this time with a delicate citrus-berry jam. A reward after some brew day prep earlier today.
All done in the pilot brewery today except cleaning the just emptied tank. Plan for the rest of the day is reading and research. Maybe a beer from another local brewery.
Happy to have a beer for myself back on tap. The trial run of the hop cannon worked pretty well. Decent around, great flavor. I already have thoughts for a couple of tweaks to boost the aroma further.
This batch of An Untold Story features Triumph, the public hop I chose for Open Access Ninja. I will do a small bottling run to share with interested locals.
Cleaning my brite keg so I can carbonate my IPA, An Untold Story, next. Glad to go from no beer on tap to three, even if two will be bottled soon, one of those destined for shipping cross country.
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.
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.
I had a solid brew day, hitting all my targets. Beer smelled and tasted fantastic on its way into the fermentor. I even had my first guest, fully vaccinated, in over a year.
Promising; every flavor I wanted is there. Other than a fleeting moment at the start of the finish, needs conditioning to bring everything into harmony. And that one moment is exactly the experience I wanted to create.
Final chore of the day. The beer going into the keg is my modern IPA recipe as a base. This time I hopped and dry hopped with Citra, Idaho 7, and thyme. Smells wonderful.