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1/16/12 Brewing Beer. my first attempt

January 17, 2012
1/16/12

our friend Jim & his friend Chris have been
brewing beer for awhile. I asked to be included
next time they brewed a batch. Today was the day!
We were making an Imperial STOUT today.

 

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it all starts here –
Joy of Home Brewing
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Brew master Chris
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The mash tun —
where you put in the grains & water
& the magic begins…..
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Jackson was helping out too
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you need this stuff:   WYEAST
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100 Billion yeast cells  —
I lost count after a million….
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the “RECIPE”…..

the guys get a few recipes that sound interesting,
  combine the best of what they like
& come up with their own concoction……….

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beer making stuff……..
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the grains go in the mash tun
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boiling water next…..
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stir up the pot………..
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the hop measurements
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checking the temperature — it is all
quite scientific …..for the most part
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draining out the first batch
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Portable refractometer – measures the sugars in the brew (similar to brix in wine)
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Chris checking sugar levels
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the brew goes back in the mash tun
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Jim & Chris waiting for the next step —
the BOIL……….

I had to leave at this point –
next time I hope to be able to stay
for the whole process……

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Goofy just hanging out…..

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 If my mother was tied up and held ransom,
I might think about making a light beer.

— Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing

 

 

 

 

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