Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve and Homebrew

Just a short and easy 5K run around the hood today. Tempting to do more, but I'm trying to play the ramp-up smart and I'm already on a good track for the next step up. Legs are feeling super though. Also a lot to do today, primarily getting the house (and kitchen) in order for tomorrow. Kate's parents arrive this evening, looking forward to a fun Thanksgiving at home.

On a homebrew note, we'll be cracking open a most excellent Kölsch to go with the Turkey Day feast tomorrow. We also test sampled the amber jalapeño beer last night (aptly named "Amberpeño Ale"). I was blown away. Thankfully, the jalapeños aren't overpowering at all. Present, but quite subtle and a really nice addition. Though the beer won't be mature for another few weeks, we just might have to crack open a few bottles tomorrow as well. Past two batches have been brewed using all grain and no extracts. Takes longer, but definitely makes a big difference.

From a few weeks ago: Adding hops to the wort. 
Ran 3.1 miles @ 8:29/mile pace. 
Paved roads. 
Slightly hilly. 
Upper 30s, overcast. 
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves. 

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