So, the Buffalo Bills are my team. It is the bye week. Let’s brew a beer during the normal time of the Bills Game! Hence, the Bye Week Porter is born.
I got the 007 starter up and running in prep of this. Gotta love getting some happy yeast while using the StirStarter. I now overbuild my starters and split off some to save for the next starter. This beer has Chocolate Malt and Dark Crystal Malt as a steeping setup.
During this brewing, I also busted out two new toys. The GEEKHOM Digital Thermometer and some Big Time BBQ Silicone Gloves. These two new tools are great. The thermometer allows me to keep my mash nice and steady, and not too high. The gloves are great, as you can actually dip your hands right into your wort to clean out the inside of LME containers!
I have a few projects upcoming that will use this beer. I plan on beer brining my turkey, and may even try some baking with it! Oh yeah….and drink some too!
I finally took a selfie during brewing!
Things to ponder:
- I hit my target gravity RIGHT on the button. If it ferments well, it should be right about 6%
- I like my new toys.
- Porters are tasty, and it has been a while since I brewed one!