Monday, 21 January 2008

Testing Times

The recent cool spell has played havock with my bottle conditioning. You see yeast is a lazy beast really and won't get out of bed if the temperature drops below 12 deg C, as it has done for the last few weeks in the Brewery. Rather than try and keep the Brewery heated I took all the beer out of the cold store and left it out (plenty cool enough), turned the cooler off and put a heater, together with a few pallets of freshly bottled ale back in.

After a 'testing' weekend, I can confirm this tactic did the trick.

When they're properly ready with posh labels you'll be the first to know - why I might even invite you round to help me carry out the final 'checks'.

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