Photo Stream This is not really a head from carbonation, as there is none yet. It’s just from splashing and pouring (and Star San foam?) Brew in a bag Nice color, decent taste, but flat. bottling Ok, so I dumped about half of this. Rehydrating yeast I knew this was gonna happen. Don’t fear the foam they say. Yum bottling assembly line. Somehow it goes from right to left. This is not what went in the beer. Of course I can read that. Beer 2 Ready to go Already delicious on bottling day! The critical moment: pull out the siphon before we start sucking up other goodies. New thermometer! Vorlaufed, and it started running clear (maybe not in this pic yet) but still ended up with grain in my boil. Read (and tasted) this a couple hours later. last swallow My first-ever mash Not my clearest beer. There was dry hopping and no secondary. Artsy US-05 pic Flat. The bubbles are just from pouring. Empty primary vessel Pretty clear Brew #4: BeerP0rn mmm About 5 minutes left in the boil Proteiny! Finally bubbles reduced enough that I can read this (sort of) PBW + Krausen = what looks like… Bottling Beer #4 Iodine test Taste test vs. Yuenling lager, because that’s what I had around. last swallow soon that glass will say humble man brewery on it. On my 6.5 gallon carboy, I wasn’t sure how much this is. Got 43 bottles out of it! about 4.5 gallons Here it is, ready to be bottled. Old brew pot, NEW brew pot. snifffff So clear! A nice closeup of the head, but this doesn’t really capture it’s true lighter, more reddish color. Cost per beer On the way to boiling. Extract brews seem to have a perfectly consistent foam. I forgot to pour mine aggressively! I had that head nice and pillowy last time… The Cascade is doing better than the Centennial Back in place and will soon be wearing a T-Shirt Brew #4 this wort drank pretty good The ol’ Spent Grain pile. Which I just started. Go baby go. supervisor Krausen at about 40 hours – This beer is bubbling constantly and the airlock smells SO GOOD. bottom of carboy…. mmm, science. hot break Beersmith is damn good at estimating the color. Irish moss 1.005! I think. Tasting. It was not very delicious. Perfect carbonation after a shake mmmm, hops. The smell is up there with coffee. Next morning… looking good. Lots of chunky guys in here. Took a taste. Delicious, flat beer! My best so far. No off-flavors, and a nice bitter hoppiness! Bread and beer are my specialties. Look at that head! Unfortunately this many bottles is a little optimistic for this batch. Brew #2 – bottled Everything’s good but the color. But if use less extract to lighten it all the other paramaters get outta whack. FG: 1.003 There it sits. Right next to that power strip. Brilliant. Big teabag of specialty grains Some people put a Ziploc bag over the mouth of their santized vessel. I prefer a StarSan forcefield. Lots of grain making it into the boiler. Getting it done Now confident enough to follow the rule “drink a homebrew while you homebrew” In my glass is beer #4. I could probably wash this yeast and re-use it, but not quite ready for that. blowoff tube – necessary?