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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bulk Grain pick up day

Pretty cool day for me.  Went to pick up my grain order in South Austin.  Then my truck broke down, which sucks, but I still managed to get down to South Austin Brewing Company's new HQ and pick up my grains.

This is about 1/2 the room when I showed up.

My portion of the bulk purchase

And my specialty grain area (this will eventually look cleaner and all be the same containers)

I am hoping to get the complete brewer and equipment count in the coming week, and post up a lot more on the ingredients and planning for brew day. I ordered my water (and free temporary carboys) today as well.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

31 days til brew day

I just today purchased 255 lbs of grain from the Austin grain group buy.  It should be here this weekend, with plenty of time to go.  I also managed to order the custom pint glasses for the wedding.  I used and for 72 pint glasses with a logo, it was just under 175$.  Not bad, but a nice touch and a takeaway for those coming.

Still working on the final equipment and brewer list so I can build out recipes and plan on timing of the big day.

In other beer-related news, I had a few awesome updates from recent days:
  1. I went to San Francisco and greatly enjoyed a lot of Russian River beers.
  2. Visited the new gastropub Barley Swine - it was awesome.
  3. Got a phone call from a co-worker complimenting a beer I had gifted him.  Always cool to hear that.
  4. My Braggot is still aging, but really really good.  I already have plans to share some with head brewer at Independence Brewing next month, and am entering it in the Domras Mead competition in category 23b.

In the next few days, I am hoping to finalize by brewers and assistants list, equipment list and needs, as well as planned recipes.  Still not 100% sure we will be able to do 60 gallons, but have my fingers crossed.  More to come!