The Baltic Porter is now in a keg, cooling down and carbonating. It looks like it’s going to be a tasty brew, or at least what was left in the sample jar after taking the final gravity reading seems to indicate that. By the numbers it’s weighing in at a little over 7% ABV with 27 IBUs. A couple more months of maturing and it’ll be ready to go. What to brew next? I’m thinking a barleywine…
Monthly Archives: March 2011
Another C&R For The Collection
The UPS guy dropped off my latest C&R this afternoon: a Nagant M1895 revolver. It’s an interesting design in that the cylinder actually moves forward to create a gas seal not usually present in revolvers. Mine is from the Tula arsenal, and has the year 1944 stamped in it. I picked it up from J&G Sales.
Suppressor Paperwork Is On Its Way
It’s all out of my hands now. The paperwork and payment for the transfer taxes is making its way to the BATFE. It looks like processing times are in the neighborhood of 10 – 14 weeks, but there seems to be some pretty wide variability in that, and if Congress can’t keep the lights on it could get even longer. Now to get some barrels threaded and get ready for some fun…
North Texas Irish Fest
Heather and I took DART down to Fair Park to spend the day at the North Texas Irish Festival. It was a little chilly and very windy, but once we got indoors it was fine. The turnout was a little better than it had been in years past, which was nice to see.
I picked up another print from Jabberwocky Graphix, got some cranberry orange scones, and a new kilt belt. I also got to meet up with some of the local X Marks the Scot members and took some pictures there.
The five of us that made it to the meetup…