My first attempt at brewing
Just what I need. Another moneysink of a hobby. Earlier this year, for fathers day I think, my wife bought me the “better basic start kit” from Northern Brewer. With a donation of a big-ass pot from an experienced homebrewing friend, my first attempt was NB’s Dry Irish stout extract kit.
Today was time to start bottling, so I took a picture or two. First, the carboy full of lovely fermented beer!:
Next, the bottles, ready to be filled:
I’m sure I made many (currently unknown) mistakes during the process. Several of the known mistakes/problems: left the lid on the pot during the boil. Used the wrong size tubing on the auto-siphon first try, so I couldn’t get a siphon going. So we’ll see!
Next thing: I have another extract kit ready to go, but I want to see how this one turns out first (2 more weeks!). Oh, yeah, more equipment… an immersion chiller, more bottles, kegging system…. etc., etc.. 😉