Working on the sparge for Rum Rebellion as we speak. Earlier today I prepped the oak chips that will go into secondary. I did a three step infusion for this one and hit every hit rest almost perfectly. Its one of those things that just makes ya happy. Mind you I am also enjoying some New Year IPA while I work on this.
As I watch the sparge in action I find that I really do want to set up the brew stand soon. Using my kitchen counter for gravity feed just seems so hobbyist. Of course, since the garage isn’t heated I would still need to do the mash and sparge in the house anyway.
I transfered the bock(ish) to secondary earlier today as well. I am happy to say that it is now sitting at roughly 9% alcohol. It will be slightly dry for a dopplebock but I am quite happy with how it finished out percentagely speaking. I won’t even be thinking of kegging it till may now.
The Bock has worked out much nicer than the first one I brewed. It’s interesting to see the change that using actual lager yeast has on the beer. When I opened the fermenter I was smacked in the face by the sharp bite of the alcohol. It’s looking to be a nice beer when it is finally done.
Well now, back to work, or at least it’s now time for a pint…