This past weekend I broke out the two tap cold plate setup and had two beers on tap for the big “Colgate Vs. Syracuse” showdown. We had an epic tailgate party with plenty of beverages, food and happy people. It’s events like these that the cold-plate and all the extra fixings come into effect.
Interestingly, the Noble Pils had a totally different flavor (hops wise anyway) than my one at home on tap. I really felt like I had a full hops flavor, where the one I have on tap at home was a little soapy tasting almost. The one that I tapped at the party though really tasted like Saas hops, which was what I was going for. Maybe I didn’t rinse one of my kegs well enough or something. Who knows.
The Kaffir Lime Imperial Lager was a big hit and we kicked a whole keg of it. It took a little bit for my brews to get settled out and for some of the folks to break into the homebrew, but once everyone did and the beer was flowing, it was on!
Finally, I racked over my harvest ale and tasted it. Very good so far, but really muddy. It needs some time to settle so I may pull out some tricks to get it good and clear by the end of October.