Let’s chalk up my lost day, yesterday, to a learning moment. No matter how many beer fests I’ve been to before, each one has something to show me about negotiating fests in good order. Back in the saddle, today, with home brewery and podcasting chores under way.

The best reward for a brewer’s hard work? Happy and healthy yeast bubbling away. Signs of a vigorous fermentation this morning. While puttering post-brew day I also threw some oak into my strong ale, which will age another couple of months and get dry hopped before kegging in April.

Chores in the home brewery planned for today: Rack the stout to secondary before a few months of conditioning, bottle wee heavy.

Cataloging upgrades to my home brewery since ’14. I want to correlate each to beers made with them, to understand the impacts.

Tired after setting up a new chiller for the home brewery, supply run for next brew day, and bottling some of 1 of 2 recent batches.