May. 29th, 2007 03:58 pm
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After being emptied, disassembled, strapped into a pick up with common furnishings, hauled, smuggled through Amish Country, rained on, unstrapped, tarped, restrapped and brought 300 miles south our SkyBox, personal beverage dispenser is in place and on duty at 1006. Upon filling it with bulbous brown bottles of bubbly barley-pop, plugging it in and hearing the compressor kick on we all gathered around pushing buttons and gazing up at the back-lighted front panels, with their sports motifs, like a passle of prehistoric gorillas from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

It was, indeed, the highlight of an otherwise weariful weekend.
doodlemaier: (Joy)
If Id'a known Id'a never. . .

Bottled the altbier tonight because I didn't want to do it on Friday the 13th and we're going to be outta town for the weekend. But that's really what I needed - a full day. It took me 4½ hours to get roughly four gallons (plus the dregs which are wonderful, and are keeping me from typing now. . . hic! Beginners skill!) I have a FG of 1.016 {from OG 1.050} and. . .
• 4 2L growlers (for material a support party)
• 9 pints (swingtops, to enjoy with guests and friends), and
• 12 - 12oz US bottles (to give away)
It smells yummy and malty, it tastes yummy and malty and I need to remember to have all my equipment handy (no more last-chance trips to Home Depot: Although, walk in there 5 minutes before they close, ask a bunch of stupid questions and when they want to know about the application tell them "beer". Even the 'I-could-a-give-a-shit-less' crowd will do back flips to help you! No matter what you're looking for tell them you're making beer!) make a bottling bucket that doesn't spend the last gallon filtering dregs. 2ndary everything, definitely be more patient with myself! I can do this. . . . I have done this. Shit, Scotty even said he liked it more than the professional, fizzy, hoppy IPA from Sweetwater Tavern that I was drinking in process. Bottled on 10/12/2006 and ready to chill and drink by 10/26/2006!

It sucked and took way too much time.

I will send the 1st beer bottled of my 1st batch to J-me to archive in his beer shrine (Yes, Dude has a beer shrine), but to be enjoyed no later than April 1st, 2007. Make tape labels accordingl, post to [livejournal.com profile] homebrewing and the rest . . .

doodlemaier: (PartyDevil)
There's beer in the bottom of that bucket a bub-bub-bubbling away!

Happy Birthday Altbier!

O.G. - 1.050


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