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