20 August 2005

posted by benjy edwards

Today is the last brew day until after we return from a two-week vacation in England.  Brian, a friend from Portland, Oregon, will be here in late September, so today was also the last chance to brew a batch for the firkin to be ready in time for his visit.  The recipe was the fourteenth edition of Boathouse Bitter, target gravity of 1.043, but we managed to reach 1.046.  The last half of the Palmer’s double batch was racked to a cask and to a secondary.

The next day, I spent quite some time picking hops.  I filled the dehydrator and got 5 ounces once dried, then put in a second batch to be dried.  There’s probably about 8 ounces total I picked today, and still a lot more on the bines.

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