Not having to work on a Monday is pretty special… unless, of course, it means working… yup.
What I mean is that our BeerLab has looked like a small explosive device went off sending shrapnel of fittings, washers, and hoses to the far reaches of the house. Luckily, with Jamie cleaning on Sunday and with myself finishing up on Monday, everything looks like a GO for our Wednesday Night brew!
Illustration by Jamie
On another note, the three of us were also able to slip away from our busy schedules of washing and feeding each other to make the trek to visit our friends at Monday Night Brewery. The guys were brewing up their Scotch Ale and as always they were as hospitable as ever. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, DO! It’s a good time with good guys and good brew!
Composed by Steve
Welp, not so much the place, but where at Jamie’s we will be brewing this fall!
After a LOT of cleaning, (trash, broken lawn chairs, some funky-ass coolers, and enough dust to make my boogers black for two days) the basement/garage is getting very close to becoming our brand new BeerLab hoooo hooooo wah wah wah wah!
Our goal for this new space is to centralize and condense the entire brewing operation into one section of the house. Before, it was as like an atomic beer bomb went off, sending fragments of equipment and supplies everywhere! Hauling heavy carboys up and down stairs will be a thing of the past… also, we feel like climate control will be a bit better in the basement. This is exciting.
On another note, Jamie and I ventured way south to The A to visit our friends at Monday Night Brewery. The weather was much warmer than it was when we last visited like, 50 degrees warmer… seriously. So we were able to enjoy some of their excellent beers and spend some time talking to Jeff about some of their equipment and processes…one very cool and extremely functional new addition at MNB is a fermentation chamber that the guys made for the hot summer months to help ward off heat related fermentation problems(hence, some of the reason we were forced to stop brewing). Converted from an old freezer and modified to house two large fermenters, they installed a thermostat that maintains the entire vessel within 1 or 2 degrees of the desired temperature. (Wish I had pics, but just follow our link to their page) Good job guys and awesome investment!
And now the funnest part… I speculate that we will commence brewing operations on Sunday afternoon the 14th! We’re not sure which brew we’re conjuring up so any and all ideas are welcome! Please feel free to come hang out with us and relax. Unfortunately, all the home brew we had was demolished at our last party so we obviously won’t have any of ours to enjoy, but I’m sure we will have some beer floating somewhere on the premises!
More to come! Prost!