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