Over the weekend, I was talking to another homebrewer ... one that has been brewing way longer than I have ... who was going to brew his 100th batch on Sunday.
So ... 290 is a lot.
I've been brewing an average 23 batches of beer since 2009.
Last year I brewed 31 batches and I'm on pace to brew 28 this year.
The beer that I brewed Sunday was one of my Seasonal Saisons. I've been brewing those since 2014, and this was my 8th time brewing this recipe.
It is honestly surprised me a little when I saw that this was the 8th time brewing Hail Storm. I still sort of consider my Seasonal Saisons series sort of a new thing.
I guess it isn't that new anymore.
Anyway ... I had some of the WY3711 yeast harvested from the last Spring Saison batch, so I made a yeast starter Saturday morning.
Saturday night, I added the malt to the mash for an overnight mash.
Early Sunday morning, I drained the wort and started heating up the wort to a boil.
The boil went well. I remembered to add the ingredients at the right time.
I was filling the fermentor and pitching the yeast before 9AM.
I was cleaned up around 9:30. A 3 hour brew day (if you don't count the all-night mash).
Fermentation was going strong by the afternoon.
I'm expecting this will be ready to keg in a week and a half.
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