Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Moving Preparation: It sucks!

I've been stuck in Clarissa's apartment, packing like crazy while she's out in Portland looking for apartments for us & doing job training.
This is how far I've gotten so far. Everything has to be packed in a 5 x 8 x 9' tall truck space, so I have been basically distilling my life into the tiniest space available. Sadly, the kegerator had to go, but I was able to sell it to my good friend Fritz. So now he has moved up to kegging, and I should be able to buy a larger deep freezer when we make it out to Portland.

I picked up my keggles when I was in Ohio, and a propane burner. More importantly, I picked up a 1996 Subaru Outback for $1400. After $1100 of engine repairs, it's more like a $2500 car, but the engine should be good for 100,000 miles at least.

I also picked up a 60 qt. cooler to transport the "beer resume" (which includes a saison, the "Meetification" pale ale, the BQ IPA, and the "Woody" barleywine) out to Portland, which will eventually become my mash tun when I set up a 10 gallon outdoor system at our new place. I'm also bringing out a recently kegged Flanders Red, which is almost 1 year old, and a keg of the all-Brett session ale.

Can't wait to get out west and start brewing outdoors!