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