It was a long brew day yesterday brewing the Flying Dog Raging Bitch kit. My helper slowed me down until he finally took a nap.
I was just a little over the target OG, 1.073 instead of 1.072, and got right at 5.5 gallons in the fermentor. I pitched at 4:00 yesterday afternoon and the air lock was chugging this morning.
The judging is June 4th, which doesn’t leave a lot of time with the fermentation and lagering period. I bought a counter pressure bottle filler so I could save time on the carbonation.
Flying Dog has got it going on!
I just entered the clone contest.
I think I’m going to register for this .10K run, or as Flying Dog says: 100 meters to glory!
I think I can go the distance, then drink several Flying Dog beers and eat oysters.
Avocado soap I made for the ladies of the house. Ready in six weeks.
The “Yuengling like” lager is done. It’s more a cross between Yuengling and Sam Adams. The ABV is higher, 5.6, and it’s about 26 IBU. I used 9.5% of the grain bill for maize. You can taste that at the end.
I lagered for about three months. Now I want a separate chest freezer for lagering. Don’t think Janice will go for that!
Steamed wontons for dinner tonight.
I started the Chardonnay wine kit I got for Xmas. Much easier than brewing beer. In a couple weeks I’ll transfer it and push the temp to 66 for 3 months, then bottle.
I finally got around to kegging the lager. This is my first true lager, in that I had temperature control the entire time.
Next up: making the wine I got for Xmas then planning the brews for my step daughters wedding.