Made the best use of my weekend.

Well, I finally managed to take the Corvette out and about after nearly 2 months of it just sitting. The battery was flat, but a quick jump start solved that problem. Anyway, my girl and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather to do some driving . Only about an hour on the road, but I’m not going to lie, it felt great just to get out and drive.

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But that’s not all!

I also started a new batch of beer. I’m a little worried it will come out bland, since I brewed it using grains, hops, and dry yeast I’ve had just sitting around from other brews over the last year. I’m thinking it would be most closely classified as an English brown ale, but I’ll have a better idea when it is done fermenting in a couple of weeks. The only dry yeast I had was from Red Star, and well past its best-by date. But it was still viable, as I can hear (and smell) my fermenter here in my office.

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In the 4 or so years I’ve been brewing, this was the first time Mrs. Aardvark helped out on a brew day. Thankfully it was a small batch, and she actually was very helpful.

Our little Beagle-mutt Pepper enjoyed it too, as she got plenty of time to splash around in her kiddie pool outside.

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