I passivated these tanks a few months ago along with the rest of our tanks but this one hasn’t been used yet. So I gave it a light acid washing today and am purging it with CO2. Tomorrow I will sanitize it and fill it with our Pre-Prohibition Pilsner called Robber’s Pils.
It’s going to lager, or cold-condition here for a month or so before going into a Serving Vessel.
We picked hops right off the bines for our forth annual Harvest Ale.
And used some flaked rye as well as some crystal rye for color
Hop Extract cans for bittering went right into the kettle, cans and all. ~30 IBU per can.
We added about 120 lbs of fresh picked Cascades to our makeshift hop back fashioned out of our awesome Lauter Tun.
After fermentation was complete te beer was dry hopped with a blend f Columbus, Willamette and Chinook hops. Looking forward to this one.
About halfway through last June fellow brewer Jimmy and I filled four freshly emptied whiskey barrels. Two of them were actually from Jack Daniels. We filled them with our porter and sent them away to our warehouse to hang out for 6 weeks.
We added some cocoa nibs to beef up the chocolate character. We’ll bottle this in November.