The trip out to Colorado inspired me to restart my brewing activities in San Jose. I installed one of those conical bottom fermenters in my cellar, and I put a brass outlet box in my kitchen floor but without the electrical outlet. The purpose of the outlet-free outlet is so that I can remove the cover plate and run a tube from my kitchen down to the fermenter in order to transfer the beer downstairs. I think it’s pretty clever!
My first batch with the new equipment was a dunkelweisen from a Northern Brewer extract kit. It’s in the fermenter now getting all beery.