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.

Rye bitter is kegged. Burton ale is racked into a fresh vessel. Just need to clean draft lines and used vessel, then done.

List of chores in home brewery today: drop off bottles for comp, pick up supplies, keg rye bitter, rack Burton ale.