Sunday, January 15, 2012

Brew Day

I suppose that I am in one of those moods where I want to try something different. So guess what, I picked up a Mr. Beer Kit. Honestly I would have liked to get a more advanced set-up, one that would give me the possibility to brew more that 2 gallons at a time, but hey, I am in an apt with limited space and this seems like a good way to start.

The process seems pretty easy, all in all it was ready to ferment in about 40 minutes.


My brewtensils sit on the sanitized plate while the alcohol booster comes to a boil.



Wort and water with the yeast being pitched.


Not my first choice, but hey it came with the kit! It can't be bad right, it's home-brew!


Hopefully in about 2 weeks it will be ready to bottle, and a few weeks from then it will be drinkable. That means I only have 2 weeks to decide which mix to brew next!

In other news, South East Michigan has received a little snow, but that has not stopped me from riding my bike. However faulty parts has. I am currently on the hunt for a 9-speed shifting mechanism, but after I secure one I will be all set.

Hope you enjoy your Monday Holiday all.

-J

6 comments:

Constantin said...

Ha!

Sweet! Or should I say "bitter"?! :-)

Been in Germany for a month this past December and I fell in love with wheat beer...

I'm nostalgic. :-)

miadventure said...

I really hope that this turns out. I will know in a few weeks.

Already planning the new batch!

Jacob said...

Welcome to homebrewing! As I'm sure everyone has already told you, keep it clean and you'll be fine.

miadventure said...

Thank you very much Jacob. I actually have not received much guidance. Any pointers that you could give would be appreciated.

What kind of set up do you have?

-j

Jacob said...

As long as you pay attention to sanitation (I like StarSan - it's easy to use and it's no rinse), beer is really forgiving (especially if you're using extract kits). Other than that, just have fun doing it. I have a basic 5 gallon system with two plastic carboys, one for fermenting and one for bottling. It's more or less the same starter kit you would get at a homebrew shop. I have also started some smaller all-grain batches using the same equipment (except I added a smaller glass carboy) and that's working pretty well. I just do the mash in my boiling pot with a large grain bag. Not the most efficient but it works for now.

Sharkbytes said...

Looks like the reactor feeder on the DeLorean in Back to the future.

Just had a wonderful weekend with the Society of Les Voyageurs. You should check them out.