Had a great time yesterday with friends I haven’t seen for far too long. Jake and Robyn hosted their annual live beer brewing experience and I had the opportunity to attend for the second time. We started out by picking hop cones from a huge stack of vines.
We filled three and a half 3lb buckets of hops, all of which went into the 16 gallons of grain water; that’s Hoptastic! There was some concern that it might even be over-hopped, but that’s such a far fetched concept that it was soon rejected as too unlikely to be true. Can you over-hop beer? Surely that’s like having too much sex and vacation.
We had a little spillage of course (good shot Kevin). Wouldn’t be a beer party if you didn’t splash a little on the ground for good luck. The beer gods clearly accepted the offering as more beer was poured and more beer was drunk.
Beer was drunk, beer was spilled, but fresh beer was brewed. It’s a beautiful circle of life. Can’t wait to taste the finished product. Jake said it would take around two weeks to be ready.