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