Managed to grab a couple of hours in the kitchen today so I threw together a quick extract batch (Munton’s Cervesa). It’s fast, easy, and cheap and I suspect it will taste a lot like a cheap Mexican lager. That would make it a better choice to offer most folks (including me) than a hopped-up craft beer. If it’s any good I’ll try to keep some on hand all the time while I educate my palate with hoppier stuff. This was a quickie; no photos, no videos, no notes. Just a loaded fermenter and some anticipation.
The other thing I did today was to pick up an old school gravity feed all-grain setup from a local homebrewer who has become inactive. One keggle with propane burner as a hot liquor tank, a cooler mash tun, and a keggle with propane burner as a boiler, all on a three level brewing stand. There’s a LOT more room in the barn than in the kitchen (or there will be, after I reorganize things) so it should make things easier and more enjoyable all around. I just have to clear a space for it before delivery on Wednesday.