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.
Celebrating a very good day. An excellent brew day, then an appointment for my first vaccine shot. This cream ale of mine is, at risk of seeking immodest, crazy delicious.
I brewed the 2nd batch of Open Access Ninja: Brew of Law today. I hit all of my targets, otherwise uneventful, how I like it. Only change was using my new mill, nice upgrade that made short work of the malt that gave my old mill trouble.
Brewed up this beauty, yesterday: Top of the World, my super simple recipe that makes a surprisingly sophisticated beer. It’s light and refreshing, less than five percent, and perfect for the turn of the season.
I brewed the first batch of Open Access Ninja yesterday. The new mash tun and fermenter performed admirably. Tasted great heading into the tank. Lager yeast is often slower to start but the wireless hydrometer shows the yeast has in fact started working.
Mischief managed. Mischief being remaining cleaning from yesterday’s brew day. Managed included not only rinsing all the parts that were sitting in PBW but also some organizing to optimize flow for next brew day.
Finishing a brew day, vessels on the new automatic washer. I brwed Rambling Digression, my old ale, first new batch of it since 2018. The new batch will not only be aged on oak, it will get innoculated with brett in secondary.
Pieriang Spring, my hefeweizen with rhubarb, turned out very nicely this time. A week of carbonating and cold conditioning has helped it shine. Also a fine reward for brewing another beer today, my jammy dodger IPA, this time with Citra, Idaho 7, and thyme.
I rebrewed a recipe I created and only brewed once five years ago, a rhubarb hefe. Brewing my very first wheat beer back then was a struggle, yesterday went so much more smoothly.
Of course I am brewing today. Another batch of my English-style IPA, A Spring of Grass.