A Day In Review: January 25

What a busy day! And it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Some very nice things, that would have been nice to share, were bottled. Ah, well. Maybe I will share something when I sample them.

Back to today: First, there was worship service at The Mount, followed by a Southwestern Chicken and Rice Soup made off the top of the head. Who needs a recipe! I filed a manual insurance claim, since I didn’t have my card by my first trip to the doctor this year. And I prepared an expense report for my most recent trip to France, during which I had a delayed bag and a double sinus infection. And then, bank reconciliation, also known as “misery”. Then off to small group study.

But in the middle of all that, I went ahead and sanitized bottles, jugs and hoses for tonight’s activity.

First, I racked and bottled the fig wine, producing just at 5 75cl. bottles as expected. I counted before starting, realizing I wasn;t going to have enough cork. So I used some of these plastic stops I had purchased a long time back and never used. We’ll see how they do. I washed everything up and resanitized the hoses and such I would need for the next thing.

I then opened a bottle of “Bees at Dusk” Tupelo Braggot to share with Kim while we watched some of the latest season of “White Collar” on Netflix. That would be one of the bottlings I missed sharing…a rendition of my previous braggots, with the restoration of hops and the addition of chocolate malt. I’m very happy with it, I must say. Later I’ll have to talk about the ciders I completed, but not now!

Well, after that, it was on to the next thing, the Raspberry Cyser. For the three gallon carboy racked, I only ended up with 14 75cl. bottles. But I did get to taste it and I am looking forward to it after some additional aging. It certainly looks tasty. Normal cork, as you can see in the photos.

And now I think it is time for some reading, then to bed. ‘Night, all!

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