Thirsty Thursday – Racking and Readying

It’s October now. That time of year when all the summer seasonal drinks disappear to be replaced with pumpkin spice everything.

This weekend I should be bottling my Sam Adam’s Summer Ale clone. You can’t buy it anymore because it’s no longer summer, but we’ll get to enjoy it all winter long! Last week, I racked it to clarify it a bit.

Racking the beer with my world-famous chair set-up
Racking the beer with my world-famous chair set-up

It decided to continue to ferment for another week, but I think it’s nearly ready to bottle now.

Right after racking.
Right after racking.

In the meantime, I’ve ordered ingredients to make a pumpkin beer. It is that time of year, after all.

Everything a girl needs to brew a yummy pumpkin ale!
Everything a girl needs to brew a yummy pumpkin ale!

I’m particularly excited about this pumpkin beer because I’ll actually be able to drink it. You see, I have this annoying allergy to cinnamon, and it seems that nearly all commercially available pumpkin beers have cinnamon in them.

I love my pumpkin beers, but I’m not willing to risk my life for them.

I’m making this with a recipe from a magazine. It includes ginger, which is bound to make it extra delicious.  The plan is to start it this coming weekend or the next (probably the next). I can’t wait to drink it!

Published by paleololigo

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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