I have been pressing on with this. But got very tired by the third Friday and “counted” my full day at work, which is a bit of a cheat. Discretion is the better part of valour I guess. I made up for it with a long bike ride on the Saturday.
Well, I have managed a 15th straight day of doing an hour of exercise, but today was a bit of a bomb. I cycled for 30 minutes on my turbo but my heart was not in it and I will have to go for a short walk later if I am really going to complete the full hour.
I think I should probably have a break from it all, but an hour a day seems so little, especially if I walk, that I want to keep it up.
My first wine since the cycle accident is complete. I left it to clarify for way longer than the instructions said, so it is already quite drinkable, and is somewhat lighter than the previous version and only 10.5% alcohol by my calculation.
The colour is remarkably similar, though I initially thought it had oxidised somewhat.
I did a lot of bottling today. The Golden Stag made 22 litres, then I moved one of the demijohns of Pinot Chardonnay in to six and a bit bottles for ease of drinking. The remnants were disposed of appropriately. I completely forgot to measure the gravity of the beer before adding the priming sugar.
To celebrate I thought I would try some of the IPA. The head was excellent, creamy and long lasting, and the taste was fine. I am sure it will get smoother over time, but it is already drinkable.
I now have nothing major going at all for the first time in ages. I have over forty litres of IPA and golden stag to work my way through. I suspect that if I open a 1 litre bottle that will get drunk so in reality it is about 40 drinking nights. At my current rate of progress the beer will be gone by Christmas. Wine goes much faster, so the next project is going to be a rosé kit, thought I have not yet bought one.