(Moved from wrong category)
This coming week is going to feature a repeat of a California Common I brewed a few weeks ago that was good enough to gift to my team members. I really like the recipe. If I can brew it consistently I might get my nerve up to submit it to a contest and get some feedback on how to improve my technique. One thing that's interesting, this isn't a very common (no pun intended) commercial style, beyond the obvious one, not even in San Francisco.
My other brewing project for this week off is to plan projects for the next year, with an emphasis on easing the physical process and managing fermentation temperatures. I'm pondering whether one or two march pumps could be used for multiple purposes -- to start with, transferring wort and circulating ice water through a chiller. (Not at the same time ;-) ) Also going to investigate temperature controllers and fridge/freezer conversion and think about where that fits into the year ahead.
Finally, I have scheduled at least one "research" activity with a zymurgically-inclined colleague (as in going out for a couple of beers).