It has been a while since I posted something meaningful… and this probably is not meaningful. I thought I would mention what is going on – and what I have planned.
- I completed the BJCP Mead Exam. This took up a month of study, and most importantly, a lot of tasting some very wonderful meads. Hope to get a chance to judge this weekend for the Texas Mead Fest. Can’t wait to get my score!
- I am making a ton of mead after getting ‘local’ honeys from Nebraska and North Central Kansas. Both are wildflower, but very different – lots of clover in the Kansas batch. Looking for some great fruit to bump these up a bit.
- I bought the Grainfather to be able to brew test batches and brew inside. With the ridiculous heat here in Central Texas, I needed an indoor option. So brewing on it – and getting to know the system has tied up some of my time.
- BJCP Tasting Exam coming up. Each Wed through September are class preparation. Test is the last weekend of September.
- A revisit to Farmhouse ales. This series is looking at recipe development to tell a story, inspired by visiting my family’s homestead in North Central Kansas and taking pictures of old farmhouses.
- A basic primer on the brewing pH system, from Liquor to Mash to Kettle to Fermenter.
Time to get brewing! Prosit!