A little update, on our brews.
Last Wednesday of August Jayson started his Oktoberfest Lager for his friend’s wedding.
As usual we got our recipe and ingredients from Chris at BrewHound.
He decided that was going to be a pain, so I went and saw Chris and got a handy dandy Temperature controller to turn your fridge into a brew fridge. It has two plugs so you can hook up a fridge and a heating element to keep your brew at the exact temperature you want.
(You should get one)
I decided to dry out the spent grains.
And now for some disappointing news.
Look at my watermelon mead… isn’t she pretty even though her color faded?
Fast forward a week. Jayson’s blueberry was looking a bit spotty so I was researching infections and how you could possibly treat them. I just happened to read that a common problem with melon, especially watermelon (yay..) is that the fruit starts to rot before the alcohol content is high enough to keep that from happening.
I really wish some of the blog posts and youtube videos I watched had mentioned anything about that.
But now you know!
Jayson and I have decided that we’re never adding fruit to the primary again.
At least the beer looks good…