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The following is the 'log' list for the Pleasantly Simple Rye Ale.

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November 11, 2013 (8:25 PM)
Fermentation has slowed to a crawl, but still going. Nothing else to report!
November 7, 2013 (12:30 AM)
Well, fermentation has been quite vigorous, though finally slowing a bit today. I had to constantly remove, clean, and reinsert the airlock because the krausen kept reaching the top of the fermenter and clogging it. Smells wonderful, looks like healthy fermentation.

The temps were a little high on Sunday morning (hovering around 72), so I kept it immersed in a few inches of cold water in the utility sink, which actually put it a bit on the cool side from mid-Sunday through last night, when I removed it from the swamp cooler. It was bouncing between 62 and 66 for most of that period, and has now been around 68 for the last 24 hours.
November 3, 2013 (01:26 AM)
Just pitched the yeast about an hour ago. All in all it was a successful brew. It is very nice to not have to think about mash efficiency, and I noticed the wort was a lot clearer in the fermenter. I predict a crowd-pleaser.


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