Grab Another

Wow well what a day. After another successful day of brewing beers in the garage! As we cracked open one last beer to start putting all of the equipment away we noticed a little but of water in the corner of my garage. After searching around we noticed a hole in the roof. So I called the roofing contractor which my buddy told me to call and they came by and repaired our roof. These guys were great because they were quick and very responsive.  Continue reading Grab Another

Bottling the Beer

Well we brewed our beer and I posted about that experience the other day. Check that post out here.  Well we gave that beer over two weeks time to ferment in several different fermentors. We kept it in our glass primary fermentor for over a week, and since we are home brewing we have sediment every brewer will. By siphoning the beer out and letting that sediment in the bottom we now have a fresh batch in our secondary. Continue reading Bottling the Beer

Brew Time!

So yesterday was our official first time brewing, and I gotta admit it was quite the success. We had such a great time drinking our favorite IPA beer and listening to music from my neighbor Chris, who runs while brewing a new batch of beer which we are hoping to drink in about a months time.

We started out with our grains and steeping them for about twenty minutes which now made our beer into a wort.

This is where the fun starts, now let me remind you that we are using a homebrew kit so we are using Liquid Malt Extract (LME) instead of an all grain recipe. So we bring this new wort to a boil and we add our first LME and our first rounds of hops.  Continue reading Brew Time!