Other than my Flanders Red I brewed in mid June, I haven’t had a lot of time to do much on the homebrew front. I can see now that summers living in Portland will be pretty busy, enjoying friends and family, and that is good. Next year I’ll plan it out and do a bunch of brews leading up to summer, and then let them age a bit and bottle/keg when I can.
One thing I have done is buy some more brewing equipment. My last post showed my first haul, a nice pickup from craigslist, see below:
That was great, but now even better, especially for the price of $15, a friend of my wifes and mine found a steal at a yard sale. She called my wife to ask if she should get it, and neither of them knew exactly what they were or what to call them, but they knew it was homebrew related and likely a good bargain. They were right.
I introduce to you my new, old banged up, pin lock corny kegs, along with the proper fittings and hoses, and a couple of cases of bottles, and even a Hoff Stevens coupler – that gives me some ideas:
My next brew day will be this Thursday, my son will be here from Houston, and my younger nephew (13 years old) is really excited to come over and learn about brewing. We’ll be doing a light american wheat, something I can have ready for my brother-in-laws 50th birthday party in mid August.