Review: North Rim Wheat (1st Batch)
I’ve been busy, and haven’t really gotten a chance to review my first batch of beer. Overall it turned out really well, and I was extremely happen. First, I’m going to talk about how I’m going to review this beer as well as other beers that I brew. I’m not going to be as detailed as some descriptions on beer advocates. How I’ll review: Beer Specifics Taste -...
First Time Brewing - Part 2
Racking & Bottling Today I bottled my beer. It wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be especially cleaning everything up afterwards, anyway lets get into what I used and how I did it. First what I used: 6.5 gallon bucket with spigot Racking Cane - for siphoning without getting sediment Tubing - used for bottling and siphoning Springless Bottle Filler - used to fill bottles without...
Day 8 Fermenting
Original Gravity: 1.044 IBU: ~15 ———————————- After 8 Days Current Gravity: 1.009 Current Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%
1 Week Gravity Status
Original Gravity: 1.044 IBU: ~15 ———————————- After 7 Days Current Gravity: 1.0099 Current Alcohol by Volume: 4.5%
First Time Brewing - Part 1
Creating Wort and Fermenting Today was the big day, I brewed my first batch of wort and began fermenting. Lets start talking about what I did. The only thing I’m not really going to talk about is sanitizing. I’ve talked about this in almost every other post. I’ll simply say “put in your sanitized bucket” etc. Step 1: Fill a muslin bag with the specialty grains. Then...
First Time Brewing: Preparation
Today I’m going to brew my first batch of beer. I originally wanted to film everything and upload a video demonstrating how to home brew. I think it will be easier on me (being that I’m still learning myself) to just take pictures and talk about each step. So here we go: You’ll want to prepare everything you’ll need for the first 2 steps of the brewing process: creating...
Cleaning and Removing Bottle Labels
I wish removing labels was as easy as cleaning… If you’re removing labels, you’ll want to do that before you start cleaning the bottles. Cleaning all you do is use a good soap that doesn’t leave a strong odor or taste. This is pretty common across dish soaps to not be able to taste anything in cups or glasses. I read online that oxy-clean (R.I.P. Billy Mays) is one of the...
If you wanted to make a bare bone equipment check list you would be looking for 4 basic things a stock-pot or a brew pot, something to ferment in, something to prepare for bottling, and actual bottles or a kegging system. Continue reading for more information on the equipment required for home brewing. Here my equipment list: 30qt Turkey Deep Fry Kit - 30 quarts will allow me to brew 5 gallons...
Why and What I've Learned
People start brewing their own beer for a variety of different reasons. I started looking into brewing my own beer to have great tasting beer that seasonal beers only offer a few months of the year, and most of the time these beers are rather expensive. I have spent the last few weeks trying to understand the steps involved in home brewing. I now have a better understanding that there are four...