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.
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.
After a solid day of chores and hobbies, enjoying one of my favorite of my brews on one of my favorite coasters in one of my favorite glasses watching one of my favorite movies with my one and only favorite gal.
I felt more energy than usual for my passion projects this morning. For the 1st time in months I spent a couple of hours working on some brewery software I started writing last year. Now catching up on some reading.
I am very pleased with the data on this new batch of Open Access Ninja. Diacetyl rest now then yeast dump and transfer to secondary for several weeks lagering.
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.
First batch of the year. I was skeptical of a substitution I had to make. As the beer matures, it tastes closer to previous batches. Still a favorite recipe.