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