Thursday, April 19, 2007

Delivery, and more keg-filling

Obviously after the Week So Far, I wasn't going to get any beer brewed this week. Unfortunately, I forgot to tell local homebrewer and occasional brewery helper Tom Froehner about the changes to the schedule. I'm told he waited in his car for an hour or so waiting for me to arrive, but I was picking up the delivery truck in Duncan.

I loaded up the three pallets of kegs and drove them to Norfolk, unloaded the empties at the brewery, returned the truck, and got myself back to the brewery around 1:00.

Tom was having a beer at the bar when I got back, so I joined him for one, bought him one, and went to the cellar to fill some beer kegs. We only needed five, so it didn't take too long.

We had another beer or two, including a sample of the Queen of Clubs Schwarzbier out of the fermenter. It's a bit disappointing; it's red-brown instead of black, it's very light-bodied, and hardly roasty at all. It's not a bad beer by any means, but it's way off-target. It's a perfect candidate for renaming, and I'll give that some thought this weekend.

I headed home to get everything together for this weekend's trip to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where I'll be helping to judge the Titletown Open homebrew competition.

No comments: