The wheat beer I boiled up with a ton of nice spray malt extract and a tin of wheat beer syrup has finally started fermenting noticeably, after about 20 hours of sitting and doing nothing in the primary fermenter. Whew, is all I can say. I was worried that one was going nowhere!

It’s true, what they say: don’t freak out if it doesn’t do anything right away. It’s not necessarily a bad sign.

Tomorrow or Friday, I’ll be boiling up a pumpkin barley wine. After that, I’ll need more malt extract but that’s the least of my problems — I only have one glass carboy and the wheat will need a secondary fermentation, so even if I do chuck the pumpkin barley wine into my other bucket, I’ll need to find someplace to put it a week or less later. Thinking about a second glass carboy. Thinking I need a bigger space to work my brewy magic. Thinking about brewing is fun…

2 thoughts on “Fermenting!

  1. Charles,

    Yeah, if you’d emailed me before today, I’d likely not have answered anyhow — though maybe you would have gotten an “I’ll email you soon, been swamped” message yesterday night, like many did.

    If there’s lots of discuss, maybe we should meet up. I would even consider having you over when I brew my next batch, except it’ll probably be too-short notice. Actually, check your email, dude…

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