Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Got a kit brew of Blonde Ale going in the closet of the double-wide trailer. Max and I were worried that the Livermore summer would overwhelm our fermentation bodies and the beer would go rancid in the sweltering heat, so we stuck the carboy in a closet next to an air conditioner vent just prior to a cold snap. Result: fermentation came on hot and heavy for about 2 days, then all activity stopped. Now we shake/stir it up vigorously every other day or so and it's been blup blup blupping along nicely in the spare room.