Hi Everyone,

It’s been a tad over 2 weeks and the delicious GPA (Gunnther’s Pale Ale) has been chillin’ in the secondary fermenter AKA The Glass Carboy! The term carboy comes from the Persian word qarabah or qarrabah, meaning “large flagon.” It is thought that carboys originate from the Near East, where drug sellers used large glass vessels, filled with coloured liquids, especially rosewater and wine, in their stalls. While I type this, I am in the process of preparing the bottles (thank you Peter, Dimas, Megan and Heinold’s for your generous contributions). My lovely brewing assistant and myself will be bottling the GPA tonight, so if all goes well, we should be tasting this nectar of the grains on Valentines Day weekend. Keep you posted. If you live in SF and are interested in trying a brew and some new hand selected Om beats, leave a comment.…

Behold the Carboy, and the GPA begins to flow from the Deluxe Fermenter!

That’s right!

Soaking the tube in hot water softened it up so I could get it on. Nice trick, thank you Griz!

The ale flows well!

Secondary Fermentation from Gunnar Hissam on Vimeo.

Five gallons worth and we’re ready to put the rubber stopper and air lock in!


Brewed with love! Hug it out.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on January 29, 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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