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