Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and bottling my beer.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a nice meal with your family and friends. This Saturday will be the final day of my beers fermentation and it'll be ready for bottling. Just wanted to give a little update and I'll be posting some pictures on Saturday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Brew Underway

Last weekend I started brewing my first beer. I decided to go with an Amber Bock kit because it came with all necessary ingredients and I simply wanted to try something that has been successfully reproduced multiple times by beginners. This brew was fairly simple and it has been fermenting for 3 days. Before I go into detailed instructions, I want to make sure my first batch is successful. I'll give everyone an update when the fermentation is complete and I begin the carbonation process. Here's a sneak peak.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birthday Weekend and Brewing

I turned 21 last Thursday and this weekend we had a pretty rowdy party. I had a great time with some great friends but I want to talk about my up coming project. I've never been a person that liked drinking cheap beer, I would rather have 1 fantastic beer than 10 watery, light beers. When my dad was younger he did some brewing and last weekend he gave me his brewing kit. Now that I have a kit I'm going to start brewing my own beer with my roommate and keep picture logs and give instructions on how to brew beer for people who might be interested. Within the next two weeks I plan on getting all the necessary ingredients and start my very first batch. Have a good week everyone, I'll keep you updated.