Saturday, May 1st was another Big Brew Day. First Saturday in May.
Friday, I made a yeast starter that had been harvested last time I brewed with the Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast ... about 6 months ago. That is a longer time than is generally suggested to re-use yeast (by a bunch), but I was pretty sure it would be ok with a starter.
I also packed up brewing equipment based on the list I made last time I traveled with my brewing equipment (see Traveling Brew Checklist). If I'm honest, it was nice to have the checklist. (Don't tell the Beer Model )
- 5 gallon BB P.E.T. Carboy with air lock and Star San. (x 2)
- Brew kettles and measuring stick.
- Propane and burner
- Brew Bucket
- Mash and Kettle hoses
- Mash paddle
- Metal spoon
- Star San spray bottle
- Floating thermometer
- Small bowl
- Mash tun (with Grains)
- Hops and Coriander Seed
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