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