Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I re-taught myself how to knit while I was in Cincinnati last week. I am making myself a chunky, green hat that I think will keep my ears very warm. I want to be able to combine my crocheting and knitting to make some fun stuff. I am going to go through all my yarn this weekend and sort it all out. I may even try to get rid of some and get my collection back down to one blue bin rather than two.

Since our first beer turned out pretty well, Josh and I decided to go for a slightly more complicated one on Sunday night. We made an Irish stout that used whole grains. It was fermenting really well yesterday, so hopefully it will turn out well. Josh wants to make our first beer again since it did turn out so well. I think aftern the nest batch or two we are going to forgo the recipe kits and try to make up our own. It's too bad there isn't a brewery supply store around here. I think the closest one is in IL somewhere.

Cincinnati was boring. I couldn't find a whole lot to do there. Downtown wasn't very interesting, but I did find a portion of town where there seemed to be some fun little shops, but I only drove by while I was kinda lost and trying to get back to the hotel. Josh like the school well enough, but he still has others to check out.

I really don't want to be at work today. It's that I-just-got-back-from-vacation-and-don't-want-to-work-yet feeling.


Amanda said...

Maybe this hat won't look like a nipple! ;)

How long 'til the next batch is ready?

Chelsea said...

Thanks for your confidence in my knitting abilities.

Well... I think fermentation will take 7-10 days since we used the same yeast. Another week or so in secondary fermentation, and then a week or two in the bottles to carbonate and mature. At least a month, I think, but we are going to make the amber again as soon as Josh gets the ingredients and that one doesn't take nearly as long.