Draft Systems and Daydreams

I finally put together a study schedule from the master syllabus for my Cicerone exam! My day consisted of this:
Back to Monstas! Nothing like a liquid salad before 9am!
Study, study, study! Today was the beginnings of draught/draft systems and anatomy of kegs and couplers.
Lemony lentil soup with onions and spinach and Hi-5 Fiber bread from Great Harvest with olive oil and fig balsamic. Healthy, healthy, healthy!
All that topped off with a healthy dose of daydreaming.
Escaping back to Monday in Santa Barbara, celebrating my mumsie’s birthday!
Then I got back to studying. Kinda…
Another escape back in time to last week. But that’ll have to wait for another post…


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7 Responses to Draft Systems and Daydreams

  1. Ryan

    I just received John Palmer’s How to Brew in the mail, but I haven’t had a chance to get into it. Do you like it?

    • Ryan – I have been reading this book off and on for about 4 months. It is a fantastic manual for brewing as well as good read. You can get as indept as you want to go. He lays out all you really need to know about yeast, grains, hops and the interaction between them. Best to skip around the chapters based on what you want to know.
      I did pull more out of it because I’ve been brewing as often as I can for the past year. I know you didn’t ask me but I thought I’d share all the same.

    • I haven’t even had a chance to open it, myself! I’m working through the draught system manual first and hopefully will be able to crack it open next week.

  2. Ryan

    Drew – Thanks for the info. I’m just starting the whole homebrewing thing, so it’s good to get some advice from people who have been doing it for awhile. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I follow this blog!

    Becki – What’s the draught system manual? Something I should pick up for the eventuality of draft brewing?

    • I got the manual for my Cicerone studies. There are quite a few questions on the test about long-draw and direct-draw system maintenance and the like. You definitely don’t need it unless you’re either taking the test, opening a brewery with direct-draw lines or working in a place like Yard House with long-draw lines. Or if you’re just plain interested, it’s actually an interesting read about pressures and elevation and temperatures.

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