Saturday, January 5, 2008


Aught-eight oughta be great! The New Year Beer, batch number CLVII (that's 157 to barbarians), got kegged and bottled today. It has been snowing off and on all day, and we have an alpine wonderland here. Great day to stay inside and work in the brewery. We got 4 gallons of a lovely dark amber/brown ale: 2.5 gallons in the keg (2 oz. dextrose to prime) and 1.5 gallons (approx.) in 5 22-oz. bottles and 7 12-oz. bottles (1.5 oz. priming sugar). I had to lose at least a quart maybe closer to 3 pints due to the huge volume of yeasty sludge. This one might have been helped by racking earlier this week. Hovering around 64 ºF in the hall closet right now, I expect it will take at least a week to properly condition.

Non. Ian.

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