We of Ridge United Methodist Church are united with Jesus Christ in His ministry of compassion for all people by offering HOPE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and MEANING FOR LIFE.
Over the next three weeks I will look at those three components that make Ridge Church what we are. This is something that I started doing a few years ago, and think it is important that we as a church do often to remind us of our core purpose.
The rest of my time I spent cleaning my basement (which desperately needed it). I wish I could say I finished the project, but in truth I am only about 1/3 done. But I did manage to find some time to try my hand at kegging beer rather than bottling it. With some of the money I received as presents, I went out and bought a beginner kegging system. I had two beers that were ready to be finished, so I bottled the Bourbon Barrel Porter and I kegged the Scottish. The advantages to kegging are many!! First, it takes a lot less time. Be beer is ready in a week or so rather than two weeks, and there are ways to even speed up that process. Second, you don't have to fill 50 bottles or so, you just fill one 5 gallon keg! And I think the beer tastes great coming out of the keg. I am building a keezer to hold my new creations (taking a freezer and turning it into a keg dispensing system). There is a great video on how to make on on the Northern Brewer site: Keezer Video I hope to stain the collar tonight and finish it this weekend!
Keep warm my friends, and if you want to try one of my homebrews stop on by. I have six available right now.
1. Black IPA
2. Coffee Stout
3. Vanilla Bean Porter
5. English IPA
6. Bourbon Porter brewed 11/10/13 bottled 12/27/13
7. Scottish Ale brewed 12/1/13 kegged 12/27/13