Twenty years ago today, the 22nd of January, 1988, I brewed my first batch of beer. Actually, I brewed it at my friend Ken's house, on his equipment. I later bought the equipment from him, and in May of that same year, brewed a second batch at home. Been cookin' up brews ever since! The St. Patrick's Day Stout is batch number CLVIII (158). The hall closet is at 60 ºF and after 24 hours the yeast has formed a one-inch head on the wort. It seems to be fermenting perfectly--a creamy whitish foam with flecks of brown covers the surface. I expect we will have beer real soon.
a.d. XI Kal. Feb.