Today is Monday. Monday isn’t usually a brew day but since I worked my tail off in the yard over the weekend and today was a light day at work, I decided to make it a brew day. I’m brewing a Saison. I’m a big fan of Saison in the summer. It will be a bit different since it will have 1 3/8 lbs. of sourwood honey and I plan on adding ½ gallon of blood orange juice to the secondary fermenter. So we’ll have Bloody Honey Saison. Today was good for another reason. I recently purchased a refractometer to measure SG. However, I was unaware that it is useless to measure FG without an OG measurement. So there I was on the brew boards, asking why my FG of my Apricot Blond Ale was stuck at 1.024. Today I discovered my mistake. Measured the gravity with a hydrometer and got 1.011. Right in the ballpark. Guess I be bottling soon.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Welcome to the Panhandle Beer Snob. This is Giant Voice, founder of the Giant Voice Picobrewery. Last two beers brewed included an Alt and a Cream Ale, both named for Ratchet 33, a U-28 that crashed in Africa the day the Alt was brewed. Right now, I have an Apricot Ale in secondary and next up, a Saison.