Monday, January 14, 2013

A New Year, a New Domain and New Promise!

Hark! The frosty winter's chill is in full effect. Much has happened, waists have swollen and receded and the Sound abides, ever unmoved by humanity's holiday exploits. Sound and Fury Brewing has had some success amongst the inertia of the season; our holiday ale - Winter's Discontent Spiced Ale was a smashing success. So much so that not a one remains of the batch. It was a joyful celebration of winter warmth, with a lash of ginger, a hint of cardamom and a sprinkling of cinnamon and candied orange peel adding gusto to a modest ale that had room for more and took it on in spades. Fleet of foot on the palate and easy on the faculties this was truly one for a long delicious winter session and looking to be a favorite Sound and Fury seasonal. Keep an eye out for it again in the future.

In addition, we now bring order to your Internets with soundandfurybrew.com! It's official, that is now a thing and it will ever simplify... your rss feed. Potentially. Either way its good to have and a symbolic step of intent going forward for the new year.

Speaking of intent, onward marches the all-grain system! As previously noted all vessels are complete and the only missing links are a wort chiller (I'm thinking a Therminator is my best bet at this point) and one or two barbs and connectors. Once they are in place and I've insulated my Mash Tun (latest worst case scenario* testing was brutal on the keggle setup - ~30*F temperature drop over 1 hour) we'll be ready to rock! I'm going to be ordering these later in the week so look out for the first batch, with various January commitments and such it will be coming sometime in Feb! I have a feeling that first off the line will be a split 10 gal version of the Pistachio Porter.

There's still some work to be done on clearing the space...



*Tested strike water @ 172*F in uninsulated Mash Tun with no lid in <40*F ambient temperature