After many much work brewing, racking, and bottling, and weeks of waiting for it to condition, the fruits of my labor is ready for consumption! The Drunken Lemur IPA.
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After a couple weeks in the secondary fermentor, it’s time to bottle the Drunken Lemur IPA!
Began racking the Drunken Lemur IPA into the secondary fermentor. Decided to brew up an Oktoberfest. Here it is in the boil kettle. Chilling the wort. Racking the wort into the carboy/primary fermentor.
After a long two days of cutting down hop vines, picking the cones off the vines, dehydrating, and storing them, there’s only one way to relax. with an ice cold beer while smelling the fresh hops from my own hop garden!
Once the hops have been picked off the vines, you have to dehydrate them before storage. That way, they last much longer and it preserves the fantastic hop aroma which we love in our beer!
Here are the freshly picked hops. It’s a lot for work than you’d think! I found out that when the trellis isn’t as tall as it should be (over 10 feet tall) then the hops don’t grow the same way, basically they spread and cluster in more of a “bush” type fashion, instead of a […]
The hops are starting to turn a little yellowish/brownish, and the lupulin is smelling nice and pungent. That means it’s about time to harvest the hops! The seemed to have ripened earlier this year, probably because it was so wet and rainy in June, then so hot and dry in July. Anyway, here’s a few […]