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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Honey Beer & Brewery Update


The honey beer continues to chug along. Much of the yeast has dropped, but there is still quite a bit in suspension and the fermentation lock continues to turn over regularly. I am very interested how this will turn out.

The only downside is that if this does turn out to be a masterpiece, it can never be duplicated. Being that I did not have much time to brew, I essentially threw this together out of left over supplies. I used canned extract and pre-cracked crystal malt that I had been given by a former brewer over a year ago. One must confess that there is something romantic about a beer that can never be repeated....

Brewery Update:

We have had our preliminary mettings with the planning and zoning boards. All went very well. We were asked plenty of questions, many of which were helpful to us as they addressed items we had overlooked or not fully explored. Overall, the mood was supportive. We have also received the support of another local business. So far, so good.

In other news, we picked up some of the tanks we will be incorporating into the brewery. We had preordered these to avoid an anticipated increase in steel prices. Then the price actually went down! It is well that I am not a gambler.

Here is a photo of the tanks on arrival:

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