Monday, 5 December 2016
Kevin update, crafty stuff and beer
I came in the other day, to find Kevin had pulled down the cloak project and made himself a warm, soft, little bed. He doesn't look horribly comfortable, but considering the amount of time he was snuggled up there, I think he must have been comfy. Either that or he was just being obstinate and hogging the fabric so that I couldn't work on the cloak :)
Last year my sweetie received one of those Mr. Brew kits for a gift. With the kitchen project, he kept putting off trying it out. Finally I read the directions and a short time later, I had the first batch sitting in the only area warm enough for fermentation - hello new living room ornament. It was really easy and online reviews suggest that you get relatively drinkable if uninspiring beer. Since I don't really drink and don't like beer at all, I'll never know if it is any good or not - but there are 2 more tins of that concentrate, so there will be at least another couple of batches in the future.
I have a large, clear glass jug. If I get an airlock for it, can I brew a second batch in that or does the container have to be dark? I will have to do some research.
I'd been hoping to have this ready for the holidays, but totally misunderstood the timing. 2-3 weeks for fermentation, 1-2 weeks for carbonation and 1-4 weeks for aging, does not fit into the 3 weeks left before Christmas. Whoops.