Weeks have passed, the fridge is jammed, the bottles are chilled, and the daughter wants to know when “we” get to taste the beer. The father does, too, by the way.
Today’s the day. Hooray hooray.
My bottles are typical for a homebrewer. They’re an odds and sods collection of empties that once contained commercial beers or prior home brews – well cleaned, of course. They come in all different sizes. Some still bear the original label, most are plain brown.
I select my personal favorite for the style, a former Schneider-Weisse bottle with the label removed. The 500 mL container with the elongated, tapered neck is a graceful looking vessel. Will the beer inside match its sophistication? We’ll see....