The Grand Cru is in the Primary fermenter. In about a week I should be able to put it in the Secondary and get the mead going. I'll need a new secondary fermenter for the mead - a slightly smaller one - the 5 gallon. I also want to get a beer thief to make it easier to get samples for hydrometer readings. Also, I want an immersion chiller - it would be nice to chill it quickly without the use of 20 pounds of ice.
Aug. 9th, 2009
I was headed into CVA space for a some quick Sansha rat hunting when several Atlas pilots were sitting on a gate. The first two were busy with security problems so I coasted on through. No doubt alerted by their fellow pirates, the two on the other side of the gate were ready. A HIC and a HAC locked me up quick and warp jammed me, but I was only 11km from the gate. Knowing the two on the other side were already engaged, I fired up my Shield Hardeners and powered back to the gate, locking the targets as I burned the MWD. I locked my targets as I hit the gate. I opted to pass on the test of shields, knowing both HIC and HAC have very high resists and even though my shields were down only about 20%. I jumped back through and warped off to a mid-warp bookmark that I had dropped on my way in. From there I quickly checked to see if there were any ships on my egress gate and seeing none, punched the warp drive. The gate was clear and I jumped immediately through.