Well, this weekend I'm doing some "home" brewing with a friend of mine at the brewery. We have the good small batch equipment there, and clean-up is a breeze (wash the crap down the drain with a hose :)
We're going to do a double batch of a scottish ale, around 5% or so abv. It should turn out pretty good, as I found that my last scottish ale did taste pretty good, it just was just horribly weak. I didn't have a hydrometer, and I later discovered that the initial specific gravity was only 1.039. I was aiming for 1.054. Oh well.
There is a compition in June for the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild, I'd like to have a few beers ready for that. I'd like to have a scottish ale or two by then, hopefully a hefeweizen, and maybe a special bitter to enter.
I've also found since working at the brewery, I've developed much thicker hands. I guess that comes from "real" work!
Best beer awards ceremony. Ever.
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