Sunday, September 1, 2013

Browns, Bitters and a double batch of Pale

Things have been busy at my house this Summer.  I bottled an American Brown ale today.  And I packaged up an Ordinary Bitter on Tuesday.  I have been mowing the yard and taking care of the cars and the business plan for my brewery project has been languishing.
But with our daughter back in school and my shift change at work I can get back to it.  I find the more I write, the more there is to write, but answering questions about every aspect of the business makes the process, and the project more interesting.
Last Friday I made a double batch of Pale.  Half for the keg and half to be bottled.  This brew is about as much volume as my mash tun and kettle can handle.
The volume was so close to the lip I thought I was going to have a boil over a couple of times.
I was pleased with the gravity. 
I was one point short of the target but closer than I thought I might get under the circumstances.  I do not usually handle this much wort.
I split the starter I made from a package of California Ale Yeast and some saved wort and pitched it into the beer divided into two carboys.
Fermentation looks good.
Peace.  Family.  Beer.

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