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This is the day I’ve been waiting for for five weeks now. Actually, I cracked the first bottle four days ago, so the title of this post should be Drinking Week. I’ve had about six bottles so far, and I’ve … Continue reading
Fermentation is Done I took a hydrometer reading on Monday, and found it hadn’t changed in the last three days. That means two things. Fermentation is DONE! Bottling day is HERE! The Final Gravity is 1.016 making ABV 6.53%. As … Continue reading
As I’m waiting for batch #1 to finish fermenting in the secondary, I’m already planning batch #2. I wanted my first batch to be a full-bodied, dark amber colored beer. That’s why I went with the Malty Mississippi Red Ale. … Continue reading
Just a short update on batch #1. After two weeks in the primary, I racked to the secondary fermenter today. SG is now down to 1.016, which means it is still slowly fermenting. It also means it’s up to 6.53% … Continue reading
Since Brew Day My first batch of home brew has been fermenting away in the cellar for a full 7 days now. It started bubbling almost as soon as I set it down there. The air lock was clattering away … Continue reading
It’s finally here. My first day as a true home brewer. I’ve gathered my equipment. The ingredients have arrived. My assistant is ready to help. Let’s cook! For my first batch of home brew, I decided on a kit put … Continue reading