Saturday 9 July 2016

Beer? Time for grain....

Beer? Time for grain….

A FEW things to get done before my pal Martyn comes to pick me up…he’d invited me to brew up some beer at his place today.

There’s a few times during the process where there’s no brewing-specific activity so I plan a Facebook Live stream about the brewing, next weeks’ shows and some general chat/Q&A. I chuck my we travel reso guitar in the car too.

The brewing thing is straightforward and quite simple…but needs a fair bit of attention and takes time. There’s downtime between periods of frantic activity. In between we chat and eat – Louise has made bread with the spent grain from the last brew. Magic!

Margaret’s been at home making apple and rhubarb pies for the local coffee shop and Mikey’s arrived to stay over, so around 4pm they come along and help us out when we do the Facebook Live stream at 4.30pm.

The live stream is a load of fun – definitely a good way to spread the word with a reach of over 150,000, 25 shares, 130 comments and 102 likes in fifteen minutes – watch it here on my Facebook page!

Then we get back to drinking beer, chatting and finishing of the brewing process.

It’s nearly 7pm when we drive back home through a big downpour and I make some lemongrass, basil and lime tofu.

TIme to cool down.

TIme to cool down.