Awaiting an appropriate time for milling my grain. Got it all pulled and ready yesterday AM, but Trish was still asleep – so I let it sit for later… which I didn’t get to. Here it is, 5:00 AM, and it still isn’t done. I’ll give her til say, 9:00 to get enough shut eye before I start making noise. At least I have everything else ready and on hand. (Hmmm… do I have any Irish Moss left?)
This beer will use the last of the specialty grain that I have on hand and all but two ounces of Cascade Hops. After this I’ll have to make an investment. Hate to do it, but I think I’ll order rather than go to Blue Ridge to get more hops and maybe yeast. I’ve been a proponent of supporting them despite my available fundage sit com, but their prices are just too high on many things. It’s good that they are around when I need something right now, but sometimes you just have to act like a responsible taxpayer and viya con dinero. More as things progress.
Finished up except for mopping the deck at 3:45 this afternoon. OG was 1.042 with an estimate of about 4.2% ABV and 5.75 gallons. No major issues at all, altho’ I did spill some foam onto the floor.. got to go clean that up about now or so. Using Fermentis English Ale yeast. I don’t think that I’ve used that one before. We will see…
And now I’m in the mood to make pizza. Avanti!