Always check the clock before you begin brewing. Last night I started a new batch of Black Hills Porter and didn’t realize that the time was about 9:45 when I popped the yeast pack. I didn’t get to bed until 2am and I pitched the yeast when it was to hot without realizing it.
The top of the carboy felt really good and so I pitched the yeast. Afterwards I felt the bottom of the carboy and it was quite hot. Just over 100 degrees I’d guess. This afternoon things are going well on the fermentation, but it’s not nearly as quick as it should be going.
Update: On 12/31 the beer was racked to a secondary carboy as most visual action inside the carboy has ceased.
I’ve got a new site in the works.Â It’s almost complete and once it’s done will allow me to post narratives along with the images contained in Tagless Galleries.Â It’s testing now and should be up in another week or two.Â If you’ve ever wanted to learn what my thoughts and plans were as well as some of the challenges that I’ve had to deal with, then this service will be for you.
Last weekend Melissa and I went Christmas tree hunting up in the woods. Pictures are in the Tagless Galleries in the 2007 Christmas Tree Hunt Gallery.Â We drove out to the end of the road and hiked up the hill from there.Â This was my first time out there and I didn’t realize the watershed extended that far east.