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