I enjoy brewing beer, but I detest bottling it, so for my latest batch of home brew I tried something new. Instead of filling dozens of bottles of beer, I purchased a Tap-A-Draft system from Northern Brewer and filled two 6 liter plastic bottles instead. It was simple, but now I have a problem – the beer flows too freely from my fridge!
The beer in question is the Pale Ale that (according to Don) I’ve been whining about not being very good. In its defense, I only gave it week to carbonate because I was so eager to try out my Tap-A-Draft. Now between the novelty of the Tap-A-Draft and my eagerness to see how much better the beer tastes with each passing day (it’s getting better BTW – I’m starting to dig it), I’ve been drinking more beer than ever.
As far as I can tell, I’ve gone through three liters of beer since Sunday afternoon, which is a lot for me. There’s something about being able to walk up to the fridge with a glass and fill it with beer that’s just too easy to keep doing. Good thing for me that the Pale Ale is probably between 6% and 7% ABV, or I’d be in trouble.
I’m hoping my consumption will return to normal one the novelty wears off and I get used to my new beer-pouring super powers. I’m just not sure how long that will take!
Have any of you ever had this problem?