Nightcap Cherry Stout to start the new year. Mike's all excited, after an excellent Christmas and New Years. I however, am quite sick-tastic today. So I've been assigned the "special helper/blogger post" which is totally different from my normal "assistant/blogger" post.
|thin yeast packet. obvs|
1:32 I take a quick picture of the skinny yeast and Mike smacks it. Oi responds by smacking the doors.
1:41 success. (it was right where I told him it would be) I need a nap.
1:47 "See! The duct tape is MUCH more elegant this time! Heats on, lessroll" :)
|the last Polish Pumpkin Ale|
2:07 I have been maced. and we learn to only sanitize the caps as you need them. rust is not tasty.
2:15 As I'm talking in a weird voice - "Do you hate me because I'm stupid?? Nope, I love you because you're cute"
2:48 Time to add in the really bitter hops. I"M EXCITED CAUSE I CAN SMELL!!!!!
2:54 Goop has been poured into the wort and Mike is stirring it to make sure it doesn't scorch onto the bottom of the pot.
|chilled, during thermo class|
4:35 boil is done. and we start cooling. our advanced method of cutting open water bottles and spilling them all over the floor is in full swing!
4:49 Mike is quizzing me on thermodynamics.
4:50 I passed the the test. I'm so smart. ;)
5:02 who would have thought that the last two degrees, much like the last 10 lbs, is the hardest to drop....
5:07 Clean up time! Me? Dayquil time. There is also some chicken soup calling my name, and I still havent gotten my delirium nocturnum...
5:13 Temperature is good and the specific gravity is 1.0068