Got up to camp last night and brought some stuff to brew. Working off solar and generator. I have deep well water kind of mineraly but otherwise tastes good. I didn't bring my pH tester so that's a question. See how the mash goes. My chiller doesn't fit in the 8gallon pot I'm using so going to chill with ice and well water. The water comes up at 45deg so that's not a problem. Cellar is 52deg right now so I brought Lager yeast. Going to do BIAB I'll start boiling with 5gallons and then top up with cold water to keep foam over to a minimum and help cool the wort. I'll add the cold top off water then start the WP. I'm not going to Lager this much before I started drinking but I'll keep it in the cellar and drink a little bit every time I come up. It will keep getting better I'm sure. Black flies are fierce today I'll screen them out when I dump the wort into the bucket.
Now I know why @sneezles61 likes to brew indoors. It's not the cold it's the black flies. I thought the breeze would help but that just blew some pine needles in the mash. Really hard to pour stir and wave with only 2 arms.
The water must be similar to home because I used my normal parameters and got the exact same OG. We will see how it tastes. Normally I ferment my Lager around 49. It's 54 in the cellar now if it gets into the upper 50s I'll just call it a California Common. It's basically my pale ale with lager yeast.
And the Pines are releasing their dust (pollen) which may enhance yer brew? Sneezles61
Pines haven't started dumping spores yet but I can see that being a problem when they do, it can get pretty thick
We have that yellow dust everywhere... Some times, it gets so thick you'll get a pounding head ache for a few hours.. We basically went from snow storms to heat wave... Spring lasted about a week here... Mid 80's isn't nice to work in.. Sneezles61
You can keep it . Hasn't got that hot yet maybe it's heading this way. Breezy up here mid 60s. I hope the wind calms down my grandson is coming tomorrow want to get on the lake with him. Grooming him to be my fishing buddy since his father is to busy .
He could also be yer brew assistant too? He wouldn't need to imbibe... unless... A Blonde lager? I like your idea of keeping it cellared... Would you put it in the keg, just before terminal gravity... Cask conditioned? Sneezles61