Because I can? Even though my tanks are only right gallons. My brewery is small, it is also mighty. #smallbutmightybrewery
The pilot brewery will soon be capable of canning our R&D batches. Cans, ends, and a few new accessories for my counter pressure filler are on their way. Super grateful to Saint Row for offering me a fantastic deal on their used seamer.
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.
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.
What’s that, Grogu? Yes, I am cleaning and passivating FV4’s new twin. Credit to my friend, Ellen, who first observed that FV4 not only looks like a droid, it has a solid droid name, too.
My droid army grows. FV5, the fifth stainless steel fermentation vessel I have owned, arrived yesterday. With the casters installed it looks even more like a droid than FV4.
FV4’s twin arrives on Monday. Two batches brewed with FV4 and I like these fermentors even more. I compared fermentation data with past batches, same or similar recipes finished fermentation about a day and a half faster in the new vessel.
I really am enjoying my new jacketed fermentor. I already ordered another one. After Open Access Ninja finished primary fermentation in it, I transferred that beer to one of my older fermentors to lager. After an easy clean, rinse, sanitize cycle, a second batch, Top of the World, is bubbling away in the new one.
Yeast really took off around 3am according to the logs from my floating, smart hydrometer. I found a steady stream of bubbles this morning in the little growler I am using with the blow off tube.
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.