I drank a good deal of it, of course.
But I gave a substantial amount away too.
It's OK, I'm glad to do it. Particularly so if it leads me to a like minded soul who also can't stop thinking about doing this professionally.
Craft is still on the rise. The market is still there and going strong.
Still, it's not a big deal.
I have a good job.
I'm not unhappy. Etc, etc.
Anyway I decided to make another IPA today, even though I just made one two weeks ago.
I won a couple of medals with it. But it wasn't really very good.
I want an IPA that people gush over. My old one wasn't it.
So I re-thought the recipe and came up with this.
One thing I found was that using London ESB yeast improved it a bit. I tried the same grist with 1056 and it wasn't as good so I went back to 1098. Now I want to mess with the hops to arrive at a new, more appealing flavor..
I had all the other hops and decided to give this blend a try.
We'll see, in a few2 weeks, how the two batches compare.
In case you're wondering, the Bohemian Pilsener was a success.
I still want to make a Bock, a Belgian Blonde and an Altbier.
Unfortunately, I have a few household objectives to achieve while I try to get these beers made.
And that deck now has hop bines wrapped around it.
My hops are a disappointment.
No cones this year.
Second year in a row.
I guess I need more study on this too.
Good Beer To You.