More on that title later.
Well, the last two brew days at the brewery have been more for training me to do it. Slowly I'm getting to do the entire brewing process. Soon enough... I will be a real brewer :). Today we did one of our beers (Aprikat) which has a high wheat content. Beers high in wheat (which is high in protein) are harder to mash with since the wheat "gums up" the mash bed, causing water not to flow through it and thus ... well, bad. Today, my mash stuck. Almost twice. But I learned the lesson the first time and know what to do in the future. A stuck mash will happen to every brewer eventually, I got mine out of the way early. So... horray! I'm almost a real brewer!
As for ass sprains...
Now, I do a lot of work in the brewery that involves lifting, bending, and other actions bad for the back. I pulled a muscle that seems to be at the top part of my left ass cheek. What was I doing when I did this today? I was bending down to pick up a dish from the dishwasher. Guh.
It hurt all day, but its not like I can do much about it. I'll just load up in ibuprophen before bed (now) and hope it feels better tomorrow....
Best beer awards ceremony. Ever.
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