This article was originally posted on Oct. 4, 2011 on my homebrew website, Fat Grey Tom’s Cider. It has been re-posted here with the same time stamp.
Leo and I went to two places, before the massive bottling and brewing that is tomorrow.
The first place we went, making a dent in our collective wallets, was the brew store. We got all we needed, and then some, for a clone of 8-Ball Stout. It’s one of Leo’s favorites. Unfortunately, we miscalculated the projected cost.
Nevertheless, we also picked up stoppers and fermentation locks. Hurrah, I say, hurrah!
For, tomorrow is brew day.
And brew day is a good day.
The second place we went was Wally World where we managed to find a digital meat thermometer that can have its probe set separately from the body. Meaning, I won’t have to stick my hand into horrible steaming wort, that burns.
And so, tomorrow, we experiment. Tonight, we sleep.