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Hey everybody in blog land, doing all the blog stuff you do. How are you? It’s been a while. Too long? Maybe, but hey, life is that way. What a great segue into the topic of this blog post! Brian, Seth and I would love to give you a blog post full of brewing pictures and beer porn every Monday, but sometimes when you’re trying to coordinate three very busy schedules, things just don’t work out.

Let’s put together a time line shall we?

October 24th, 2014 – we brewed our Red Rye IPA. We hit our target numbers, efficiency was great and the session went relatively smooth.

November 7th, 2014 – Brewmaster Seth was out of town and it was up to Brian and I to transfer the Red Rye IPA to secondary and do a little dry hopping.

November 14th, 2014 – dry hopping had gone long enough and we filtered and kegged our Red Rye IPA.

November 21st, 2014 – we bottled our Red Rye IPA and had our first taste of the carbonated masterpiece and have been enjoying it ever since.

November 28th, 2014 – we wanted to get a brew session in, but it was the weekend after Thanksgiving and our Brewmaster had family stuff going on. No big deal.

December 5th, 2014 – we wanted to get a brew session in, but Recess Brewing had just opened up and felt it was pretty important to pay them a visit on their opening week. Plus it’s beer, so…

December 12th, 2014 – Brian had a Christmas party to attend. When the brewery is in Brian’s garage, brewing becomes a little complicated.

December 19th, 2014 – I had a bachelor party to attend on Saturday and there was no way I could expect to spend Friday night brewing and all day Saturday drinking beer and playing golf and hanging out with friends until the wee hours of the morning.

December 22nd, 2014 – this is today. Now let’s chat about future brewing possibilities.

December 26th, 2014 – this is the Friday after Christmas. Probably not going to happen.

January 2nd, 2015 – I have a wedding rehearsal and dinner and a wedding the next day so count me out. Brian and Seth could possibly pull together a session without me though…nudge nudge, wink wink!

January 9th, 2015 – this is realistically the next possible day we can brew. That is if the weather cooperates and it’s not so cold our pumps will freeze up.

So we haven’t brewed a beer since October 24th, haven’t done anything brewing related since November 21st and probably won’t be able to brew until January 9th. Wow! Am I having brewing withdrawals? Yes I am!

Until next time…