Ok, without going into a huge explanation about the last two months, I’ve been really distracted. There have been two big happenings in the past two months that have kept me busy, the first is a new man toy!
Yup its the often criticized Triumph TR7 which I have been working on getting back into operation the past three weeks. I know what you’re thinking, drinking and driving don’t mix, not kidding. However, in some weird way, beer and old cars do, don’t ask me how, they just do. Why is the Tr7 criticized? Well many believe that it led to the downfall of the British Leyland and it was voted one of the 50 worst cars ever built due to its under-powered engine and over protective bumpers. However, with all that being said, it’s had a bit of a resurgence in the past 5 years in Europe and with many (including mine) getting after-market engine upgrades to more powerful v-6’s and v-8’s, it’s actually a nappy ride.
Mine is a 1976 with a 231ci 3.8L V-6 engine and automatic transmission. Over the past few weeks I’ve tore out the interior and installed new carpet, changed the valve cover gaskets, the manifold gaskets as well as tinker with the carb. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s distracted me for brewing.
The good news is that I was sick for about two weeks and didn’t touch my beer so there was little to no hit on my supply from the end of April until about a week ago. Currently, Bobby Brown is still hanging out on tap, my Noble Pilsner is tapping (although I really may have over hopped with Saaz on that one, the hops flavor on it is a little intense), along with my latest IPA and Japanese Kaffir Lime Imperial Lager ( just realized I didn’t make a post for this one, I will have to write something up ASAP!).
Besides all of the above, I’ve been out exploring beers in the greater Syracuse area…oh yea, and I was lucky enough to see Pearl Jam AGAIN in Hartford CT, here is a little taste:
Thanks for sticking with me! More to come, cheers!