Oh Yeah... with the homebrew system setup we're underway! For our first sample brew we decided to jump right in with a 1bbl batch of SmoKin Porter. Though we were a little short on specific gravity, the taste is right on and it should come in around 5% for a good full-flavor session beer. Plus we've got the altitude on our side B-)
The brew went well when all was said and done despite the trials and tribulations of brewing on a new cobbled together 1bbl system, and our introduction to brewing at altitude. The biggest issue was we didn't have all the components to plumb our cold liquor tank/immersion chiller for cooling, so we had to let the ambient air temperature do it's work... 16hrs post-boil we'd reached 70 degrees F and we pitched an 11th generation yeast harvested from one of Cismontane Brewing's barley wines. Suffice it to say it all turned out well in the end and the SmoKin Porter is fermenting and on track for a mid-March release.
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