I know it seems like we haven’t been brewing a lot this year. Especially since I’ve been fairly lax at updating the Beer Roster. (Hint: it’s updated now!)
But we have been brewing! (After all, we are BeerCat Brewing…)
And just recently, we had another of those “Homebrewer with a baby” moments about which I have to tell you.
Remember the Surly Furious? The beer with 8.5 ounces of dry hops?
Remember how much trouble we had bottling this beer last year?
Which is a lot like what it looked like last year. When we had all those issues.
So we debated and brainstormed and theorized the best way to get the beer off the hops without losing all of the hoppy (and expensive) goodness. And we came up with the perfect solution!
The new thing with kids is to use a mesh feeder to introduce them to new foods without letting them choke to death. (A good trend, no?)
The DreadBrewer and I were toasting our genius with congratulatory glasses of homebrew when, about 2 minutes into a 10 minute process, the racking cane became impossibly clogged.
Back to the drawing board. Maybe next time we brew the Surly Furious we’ll figure out the whole dry-hopping versus too-many-hops conundrum.