It is great brewing with a team. Dividing the labor, and the costs is a great benefit to everyone. It also means we can brew more often than most. We are in mid March, the NCAA men's (and women's) basketball tournament is in full swing (ROCK CHALK!), and we have already brewed nine times this year. That gives us a great variety of beers. If you showed up right now as I am writing this I could offer you anything from a dIPA to an light lager, anything from a Bretanomyces Sour beer to an amazing BSDA. But sharing also means that you pretty much have to bottle your beer. And bottling can be a real chore.
|Organization is the key to a busy brew/bottling day. I have a|
"Put away" box on the left, a brew day starter and a "clean box"
on the right. The clean box has starsan solution in it. Any thing
that needs to stay sanitary goes into the clean bucket
|Fine Crush = efficiency.|
|scoop the foop, it adds nothing to your beer.|
|Jaded Hydra is the very best chiller you can buy.|
At the end of the brew day we pitched US05 and set this bad boy in a dark cool place. I'm currently reconstructing my fermentation chambers so a cool corner of the basement will have to do. But with US05 and this ratio of hops to OG, I'm truly not worried about it. I cant wait to try this beer. I am hoping it is everything I remember.