I was hoping to have some pictures from Growler’s Oktoberfest and Alandale’s Fall Harvest Festival, but life came up and I wasn’t able to make it out to either event, sorry about that.  But in the meantime this weekend I was able to do some homebrewing work. I’ll be updating the blog on occasion to kind of detail my homebrewing progress and will provide detailed pictures and information along the way. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about what I’m doing.

I finally got around to buying a new dip tube for my keg so I was able to move my Pumpkin Spiced beer from my bright tank to a serving keg. Getting that done allowed me to finally get my Southern English out of the carboy and into my bright tank.

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Looking at the picture above, you’ll see that I’m using CO2 to move my beer from glass carboy into my keg. The benefits of this are that almost no oxygen touches my beer, I don’t have to worry about starting a syphon and it gets moved directly into my keg with minimal splashing. If you’re interested in doing this yourself check out this link at the BrewBoards or this one at the Maltose Falcons.

This week I’m planning on not only attending the Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, the St. Louis Brew meeting but I also plan on brewing a Belgian Dark Strong (which is one of my all-time favorite beer styles.)  Should make for a beer filled week.