Compared to Q1 of 2020 (when we brewed 7 batches for 35 gallons) and Q1 of 2021 (when we brewed 8 batches for 42 gallons of beer), the first quarter of 2022 has been pretty low.
We've only brewed 5 batches. We've only brewed 30 gallons.
|Arctic Vortex Winter Saison|
This puts me on pace for my 3rd highest year for volume of beer brewed, but certainly 1 quarter doesn't mean very much for projecting a total for the year.
The beers I brewed this quarter were:
- Arctic Vortex Winter Saison
- Colorado Strong IPA
- Colorado Vienna Lager
- Boo Berry American Wheat
- McShepardsons Irish Ale (double batch)
|Colorado Strong IPA|
You may remember from last year, I was concentrating on brewing existing beers, and so I didn't make many new recipes.
This year, I'm not necessarily trying to brew mostly older recipes, and as a result 3 of the 5 recipes this quarter have been new SheppyBrew recipes.
I've only brewed one lager so far this year (Colorado Vienna Lager). That is down from 3 lagers in Q1 last year. I do believe I'll brew more lagers than "average" this year, but I doubt I'll brew as many as I brewed last year.
|Colorado Vienna Lager|
All the beers have been all-grain. All except the double batch (McShepardsons Irish Ale) were brewed in the Anvil Foundry. Even McShepardsons used the Foundry to heat water overnight so that I'd wake up with strike water at the right temperature.
The SheppyBrew Beer Model helped me brew Boo Berry, so I don't have to worry about being illegal when I go over 100 gallons again this year.
|Boo Berry American Wheat|
I believe McShepardsons Irish Ale is only the 3rd 10 gallon / double batch of beer I've ever brewed. I've had the Voss version and enjoy it quite a bit. The "English" version is going to be kegged this weekend and I'll probably drink it later next week.
For the 2nd quarter, I'd like to brew Colorado Vienna Lager again, because I didn't get to drink much of it (see Disappearing Beer)
I'm also planning on brewing another "Homebrew 6 Pack Project" beer.
And ... of course I have to brew my Spring Seasonal Saison.
Not sure if I'll get to it this quarter, but another thing I have planned is an American Light Lager.
|McShepardsons Irish Ale (Voss)|
Other than that, you'll just have to stay tuned to see what happens.
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