« on: August 31, 2011, 10:00:18 AM »
I'll be getting the last of the lighter beers out of the way then onto the Winter heavies. Brewing up a 6% abv Pseudo-Schwarz on Sunday Morning. CDA and Westmalle Clone coming up soon!
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Having a supportive spouse should definitely be on the list. I started brewing after we got married, but my wife has always enjoyed good beer, so she supports my "hobby." It's kind of funny how after every childbirth, her palate, and my brewing priorities, have changed. After the first, it was lagers. Then, it changed to hoppy beers. Now, she's discovered the joy of sour beers.
This will have to serve me until i can step up to the Brutus 10, ahem.
Shouldn't that be "Brew-tus"?
Here is my gravity fed 3-tier system, it's nothing fancy. The stand (and burners and keggles) came as-is from a guy who was selling all of his brewing gear. The shelf at the bottom is convenient for resting the chiller and I can still gravity feed into a carboy. The burners rest on baking sheets (the kind with a layer of air in the middle) to keep a little heat off of the wood, but they're probably not needed.
1 ) Forget advice about not drinking homebrew whilst brewing. A brewer needs inspiration.
I get all the inspiration I need when I have a couple beers after I brew. Drinking while brewing leads me to mistakes and laziness.
I have found that the safety and quality control are both better if I do not drink until everything is finished, cleaned, and stored away. Then I can have a pint.
52F with no problems on a Faux Pils now being enjoyed on tap. It makes you wonder if it is almost at the Cry Havoc level.