Ending my long weekend with a chore heavy Sunday, including bottling. That chore went quicker when I realized my brewing sink and fittings let me configure this little bottle washing tower. TC, like Lego for brewers. So happy I upgraded my little pilot brewery earlier this year.
Ninkasi help me, I have knowingly and deliberately (with every precaution) brought brettanomyces into my pilot brewery. Pitched into my old ale which will age for six months, some of that on oak.
The old ale I brewed on Saturday is chugging along. I used our new instant pot to sanitize this black treacle which I’ll add soon, as primary fermentation ends.
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.
I used to make keeping beers on a regular basis. After a year of aging, this barleywine turned out so well, I think I will return to that practice–vatted porter, Burton ale, old ale, barleywine, stock ale, so many delicious recipes to return to or add to the repertoire.
Patience is it’s own reward. I made this barleywine, Impending Human, a year ago for Tony on the occasion of the birth of his second daughter. I will package up a case of bottles for him to enjoy in a couple of weeks.
Jump directly to the recipe. This recipe is vegan and compatible with a whole food, plant based, no oil diet. This recipe is not gluten free. I have been baking spent grain bread for a few years. I had spent … Read More »
Today I am making more spent grain bread. I like reusing what otherwise would be brewing waste. I eat this as part of my breakfast everyday. Going to try removing the oil from this batch.
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.