On Friday, I used my foundry to heat strike water overnight so that I could start my mash in my old Gott Cooler during the drive up to Ft. Collins.
Then, I packed up my stuff.
I used my Traveling Brew Checklist, but still somehow I forgot a couple of important things. Luckily, my friend "Doc" had my back. I'm glad he came up too.
The brew day went well. I pretty much hit my numbers, and The Beer Model remembered to add things when they needed to be added.
Du also made fantastic ribs for us to eat for lunch.
When I do these "Travel" brew days, I split the wort into 2 fermentors to reduce the chance that while driving the wort will spill while jostling around.
Usually, I wait until I get home to pitch the yeast, but we actually stayed the night up in Ft. Collins, and I didn't want to wait that long to pitch.
So, fermentation actually started in a hotel room.
They make some really good German style beers.
And ... Sunday we headed home. At home I combined the fermentors into one. Fermentation has been going well.
I'll keg in a couple of weeks. It should be a nice beer.