Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Again from Dr. Thursday--Thanks.
Chapter VIII: The Professor Explains

When Gabriel Syme found himself finally established in a chair, and
opposite to him, fixed and final also, the lifted eyebrows and leaden
eyelids of the Professor, his fears fully returned. This
incomprehensible man from the fierce council, after all, had certainly
pursued him. If the man had one character as a paralytic and another
character as a pursuer, the antithesis might make him more interesting,
but scarcely more soothing. It would be a very small comfort that he
could not find the Professor out, if by some serious accident the
Professor should find him out. He emptied a whole pewter pot of ale before the Professor had touched his milk.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had a pewter pot with which to chug my beer in one fell swoop. I have to make do with boring old glass. ;-)

    Gabri-Ale update: the active fermentation has finally slowed, indicating that the beer is ready to "rack" (transfer) to a secondary fermenter. Two-stage fermention isn't necessary, but it does improve the beer immeasurably, improving both its flavor and look -- in the secondary, additional yeast and other solids settle out, making for more clarity in the beer.

    I'll also "dry hop" for the very first time. Dry hopping is an English method of adding additional hops during secondary fermentation (hops are usually added only during the boil) for a stronger hop aroma.

    Brewers commune with God. There is an old Czech saying, "Blessed is she who gives birth to a brewer."



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