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