Well, it has been about 4 months since I last updated this site. After the failed IPA, things got a little hectic at work and at home - so this site fell to the bottom of the to-do list. So it goes. (I'm currently reading "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut - if you get that reference)
Well, since the new year, I have made 3 additional batches of beer, and all have been at the very least, drinkable! In fact, I still have some beer from all 3 batches available to drink.
Astonishing, really! Since my last post, I have taken up a fitness routine and cut down on the number of daily beers I consume. The extra calories just aren't worth it (right now anyway). I'm trying to get down to a decent weight, but also just trying for some general physical fit-ness. So far it is going alright, and I am happy with the progress. An added benefit is being able to keep more of my homebrew around the house than before. Man, I was really going through kegs back then.
The weather has turned for the better, and I've been trying to get ready to get a couple of spring brews in. I hope to keep posted on that. I'll also pull some thoughts together on my experience with the last couple of batches, which have been pretty good both in terms of flavor, but also in dialing in my system and my process.