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