posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 07:54 PM
The breakwater pale ale went into the keg tonight. The hops smell was pretty heavy and the siphoning taste was impressive. I had to sparge the
secondary to get the citra out, but that was a minimal amount. The color was as expected. I hadn't done the gravity yet, but may do it once it's
I priced out converting my half barrel into a brew kettle and the parts will be around a hundred bucks or so.
That would include the 3 pc ball valve, the 90 degree metal tube, the thermometer, and the glass vertical fluid level.
If I do this, I'll also hunt for a false bottom that will fit the keg bottom.