Monday, March 23, 2009

All Set for Brew Two

I took the day off on Friday. Part of the process of getting an immigrant visa to the US is to have a medical examination by an approved doctor, and in expectation of things not going as smoothly as I would like I took the whole day off - by as smooth as I would like I mean the doctor taking one quick look and declaring me a picture of health, without the need for blood tests and the like.

One of the things needed for the exam was a chest x-ray, which meant sitting around for about 90 minutes while they found a doctor to sign the little piece of paper describing the results for me to take back to the examing physician. So apparently I am pretty much healthy, no HIV, no syphilis and no TB, and much relief that the only injection needed was a tetanus booster, nobody had told me that the HIV/syphilis test was just a pin prick to the finger and the results in 15 minutes - health check drive thru, could catch on!

Declared healthy, and having enjoyed a small Schlenkerla Märzen over lunch with Evan, I set about getting the remaining ingredients for the beer I brewed on Saturday, my lime witbier - the name for which I am working on at the moment, and hoping the Yeastie Boys do their thing. I will describe in full the brewing procedure tomorrow, but my basic ingredients were as follows:

  • Wheat DME
  • Lime peel
  • Coriander seed
  • Saaz hop pellets
  • Wyeast 3944 Belgian Witbier


  1. I like it! I was also thinking about something along the lines of Flying Circus, after all it is a Limey Wit!!! ;)

  2. Sounds like a great beer! Limey Wit and Limelight are both cool name, what about Limewhite/The Limewight?


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