Searching for the line between "hobby" and "obsession"

Brews in-progress

I’ve got two batches in progress right now. Four days after pitch, fermentation on my Golden Gate Retriever California Common has started to visibly slow down. Also, it’s been incredibly warm in Minnesota this week (we hit a high of something like 74* today where the record was 64*!!) so after sitting in in the garage at 38* for the last five weeks, I had to pull the Maibark Maibock batch inside last night (where it had reached nearly 60* Tuesday) and drop it down into the cellar where it’ll get no warmer than 55* until I can find time to bottle it.

Golden Gate Retriever California Common (L) and Maibark Maibock (R)

The Maibock is so clear! SO. CLEAR. I can see through the entire carboy. Crazy. It’s a beautiful orange amber color just as the style guidelines dictate. Hopefully the flavor is there too, as this looks like it’ll be a great competition beer already.

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