|As this picture demonstrates, oral hygiene is very important to many squirrels. Little known fact: Aquafresh toothpaste is the choice of 92% of squirrels.|
For many brewers, firkins provide an opportunity to experiment with their creations after the actual brewing process has been completed. You can add anything to the cask and it will always be a one of a kind creation. We recently tapped a firkin of our bourbon barrel stout (which is THE most delicious thing ever. Not to make you too jealous, but there is a .02% chance that you will ever get to try it) at the Ernest & Scott grand opening in Wilmington.
|This is a Firkin.|
When we had finished that, Chris the Brewer, informed me that he had recently been clocked at 3:13 for cleaning the Lauter Tun. Of course I told him that I could do better. A strange, cultish set of rules has begun to form as a result of the Lauter Tun competition. Time starts the moment you jump down the hole and ends the moment that your whole body is completely out. You have the choice of two implements now: squeegee or shovel. And there has to be less than a silver dollar worth of grain left in the tank for your time to be official.
|This picture cannot show you that I was singing "Lauter Tun Time" to the tune of "Hammer Time." But you can use your imagination. Why yes! I do sound like Cher when I sing.|