With the snow melting and hops starting to sprout, this is a good time to think about brewing beer (I know, it’s always a good time to think about brewing beer). This month’s Fermentation Friday is hosted by HomeBrewBeer.net and the question is:
“How will you grow or change as a homebrewer this Spring? How will you embrace your Spring fever and channel it toward your homebrewing endeavors?”
First off, in Central New York (the CNY of CNYBrew for my southern visitors) it’s tough not to get jazzed up about spring. Syracuse is in prime basketball season, the snow is (hopefully) gone and Liverpool Country Club has been open fro three weeks. As far as how that impacts my brewing, it means no more carharts and boots for brew days. It means breaking out the back yard hose for colling instead of snow. All good stuff.
As far as embracing spring, I would like to use the nice weather to brew in the evenings a few times this summer. A lot of my neighbors have shown an interest in brewing and I would like to get them involved. Brewing in the evening will be a more social time to brew and have a few brews.
Thats it for now. Cheers.