But first, cigar and coffee. I'm in the middle of a cigar from a newer company - Black Works Studio. The cigar I'm smoking is the Rorschach. Ho-lee-CRAP this is a good one. It smells so good before you light it that you just want to chew on it like a candy bar. The draw is good. The flavor is awesome. The strength is between medium and full. It's a thing of beauty.
I've got three, maybe four batches that I'm starting today, to include a honey beer with chocolate malt that I'm trying to turn into something like a good stout. At least one batch to bottle, maybe two. You know what I'm not doing?
Watching the NFL. Go protest, you guys! You're doing great!
UPDATE - we started five one-gallon batches of mead as a test for different yeasts. Started a five gallon batch of apple cider with a yeast we've been wanting to try, a five gallon batch of honey beer with the chocolate malt, and a three gallon batch of blueberry mead. We also racked a five gallon batch of wine, a one gallon batch of pear wine, and bottled a one gallon test batch of elderberry mead. Finally, we tested a batch of cherry melomel that we were hoping would come out nicely after we re-sweetened it a month ago. No dice, it's way too sweet. So we pitched in some champagne yeast to see what happens. It's already sitting at 13% ABV, so if we get any sugar eaten by the champagne yeast it'll be a bonus, plus be a wine that will knock you on your ass.
All in all that's a good six hours on my feet making booze. Life is good.