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