Thirsty Thursday – Penny’s Pumpkin Ale… and More!

Last weekend, I finally got to bottle my pumpkin ale. Two more weeks, and I get to drink it.

It was ready to be bottled, for sure!

It looked dark and chewy.

It looked dark and chewy.

But, as it happens, it was a beautiful golden color!

But, as it happens, it was a beautiful golden color!

I sanitized all the bottles.

The worst, most time-consuming part of bottling.

The worst, most time-consuming part of bottling.

Then filled and capped (and occupied most of the kitchen counter).

45 bottles

45 bottles

The weekend after next, I get to crack the first bottle.

But that was Saturday. Today is Thirsty Thursday. Have I done anything brewing-related today?

YES!

When in apple country, make hard cider. Of course.

When in apple country, make hard cider. Of course.

I was home much, much earlier than anticipated today, so I stopped at the local farmer’s market and picked up three gallons of UV-pasturized, preservative-free apple cider. In a couple of weeks, I’ll rack it to a smaller carboy, and then in a couple more weeks, bottle it. I’ll make half still cider and have sparkling. Or at least that’s the plan…

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Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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