I have been tinkering with NEIPAs for a while now, in theory, they shouldn’t be too hard to make, and to get an OK one, they really aren’t. But I wanted something better then just OK. After about 10 attempts and lots of trial and error and even more picking the brains of the Homebrewing Slack team (Bender, if you’re reading this, this is your shout out), I think I have finally done it, I mean just absolutely nailed it! I personally think it all really came down to the water, but also, the now more readily available Kveik yeasts out there helped me as well. Especially Omega Voss, allowing to ferment at 90F+ you can turn beers around in 5-7 days. And they are some of the best NEIPAs I’ve ever had, second to maybe Arvon Brewing. Anyway, I wanted to share my findings and what seems to really be working for me. The best part is that the grain and water pretty much always stay the same, and you can just tinker with hops.
In my day to day jobby, I manage multiple Hyper-V clusters, and these clusters use shared storage. Most of the storage is a JBOD shelf with dual SAS connections to the hypervisor nodes. Because the shelf is JBOD, Windows is the brains for the storage. Enter Windows Storage Spaces. This is basically a Software RAID that you configure a pool of disks, and then you layer a VHD over that pool. After a volume is created on the VHD, it can be used by the hosts. These volumes can be added to Cluster Shared Volumes which allows the volume to move between host nodes, creating redundancy. All the VMs hosted in the cluster, live on the CSV, making them Highly Available.
I work with HPE Systems almost exclusively, and as of late I have been getting very irritated with the browser warning about the self signed SSL cert that is installed on the HPE iLO by default.