Well, let me just tell ya”¦”¦
I started my first brew batch Sunday— the entire process will take about three weeks. , This all started”¦..the thought and want of wanting to brew my own beer started about a month ago. , Buddy of mine brews his and has brought me a couple of different flavors””YUM!! , So another buddy of mine and me decided””LET’S DO IT!!! , HUMPT!
So we did his first batch at his home””all three of us together. , Just to get little pointers from our buddy the Brew Master”¦..and heck””just to hang out and fail together””HA!
JHo, the other first timer, decided he wanted his first batch to be American Light”¦..which guessing is somewhat like Bud Light. , Pretty easy to make””not much ingredients. However this first time experience was supposed to take about an hour or so”¦.took the 3 Amigo’s just OVER 5 hours. , JHo’s wifey didn’t want us smelling up the entire house so we used the downstairs bar area—with hot plate – took us almost two hours to get the water to boil. , Boiling water very-very important in brew making—giggles! , Thankgoodness his brew batch of choice didn’t require much managing.
The brew I choose on the other hand—HELLO!!! , , Let’s just start with the ingredients list first”¦..brewing yeast, flavoring hops, gold bittering hops, crushed chocolate, black malt grain, crushed caramel, sweet orange peel, cinnamon, cardamom seed, dried malt extract, light malt and priming sugar”¦..REALLY?!!!?! , Okay”¦..then you have things such as: , Original Gravity, Specific Gravity, Hydrometer, Fermenter, Airlocks and whatnots”¦..Okay-Okay”¦.then”¦..you have timing issues that focus around temperatures””WOWZERS”¦.when “˜wort’ gets to 150-165F do this”¦.then once at gentle rolling boil do this”¦.cool wort to 70F by doing this”¦blah, blah, blah, blah, blah-blaaaaahhhhhh”¦”¦.not to mention EVERYTHING that comes in contact with wort has to be sanitized – before, after and during”¦..
Brew-Ha-Ha is currently fermenting- then my FG reading will be recorded in my ABV% Calculator before bottling”¦”¦.so now”¦”¦..with all that said”¦.and half done”¦..
WHO’S READY FOR A COLD ONE????……
Below is my Brewing Label”¦..it’s a spin off my last name— likey??
Oh, yeah—- I plan to skydive this Saturday”¦”¦and guess I’ll bottle my brew come Sunday. , Anyone wanting to “˜take the plunge’ with me Saturday— jumping in E-Town””class starts at 11am”¦..we’ll jump about 3ish”¦..DRESS WARM!!!……and stop giving me that look! , I know it’s gonna be freakin freeze’n”¦”¦but this is the last of my bucket list for 2010 – remember – Scuba, Snowboarding and Skydiving”¦”¦
WORT: [wurt, wawrt] -noun - the unfermented or fermenting infusion of malt that after fermentation becomes beer or mash.
Origin:bef. 1000; ME; OE wyrt; , c. G WÃ¼rze , spice; akin to wort 2
YES”¦..I had to look it up! , Dictionary.com”¦..there’s an App for that!!!”¦”¦just sayin!
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