Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why I like 19 September

Has nothing to do with talking like a pirate. :)
 
Oh yeah, and there is no 23rd of 1143. ;) 
 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brew Day Double Header

Brewed a Black IPA extract and a Surly Cynic partial mash, both are kits from Northern Brewer.

We'll see how this goes, first time mashing anything other than a potato.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Saison du Vin

It is now in the bottle. It should finish in the sevens for ABV. Never again, I hope, with the 12 oz bottles... what a pain in the arse after finding the joys of kegging.

BIL states that it tastes like white wine... I tend to agree. We'll see what some carbonation and age does for it.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saison du Vin

It is now in the fridge doing the cold crash routine. Should bottle Wednesday after work. Tis another reason for the hurried keezer build today. Until the keezer was commissioned, there was no space in the fridge for this beer.


Keezer

Built a rudimentary version today.

The iPad really does take miserable pictures.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Demo Windshield

Chrome sure does shine in the sunlight.

The taller windshield was a huge plus today. Will be ordering one a little taller on Monday. Next up is the demo seat. My aging @ss was tired after just 300 miles today. Time to put on a bunch more miles.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saison, a beer ... A female beer ;)

IPA... A drop of golden sun.

This is the Saison du Vin hanging out in secondary. Hydrometer told me 1.006 today and it began at 1.064 a couple weeks ago. Calculator claims that ought to finish around 7.5 percent ABV. After racking to secondary, the air lock took off again. This is likely to finish pretty dry.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Another new addition.

This time it is one I should never have sold in the first place.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Pre-64 Goodness

This time it is a .30-06 featherweight. Made in 1957. If they built roughly (and if the records displayed at Proofhouse are accurate) the same number each month, it would be a late winter / early spring build. Brings the total to four. One each in .270 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield featherweights and plain old model 70. Gratuitous poor quality mobile phone pics included.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tonight's Project

First time kegging. Let us see what sort of challenges this provides.