With the first batch from the other night still fermenting –Pale Ale – a more rational person would wait to see how it turned out before they jumped right back in, right? Now I’ve been called a lot of things, but rational’s not one of them. Well, it’s a good thing Hops and Berries is open on Sunday. A quick stop after our morning ride and we’re now the proud owners of a second carboy, a much needed funnel (should be easier than a siphon), bottle cleaner, and drying rack…the homebrew kit is starting to take form.
Sunday night’s adventure = Nut Brown Ale (and getting 5 kids fed and to bed on time…it’s a school night after all). With an amazing collection of grains, and two types of hops, this recipe takes our brewing to a new level of complexity. You can check out the recipe here.
Plus, I think we got some of the problems of last time figured out; especially the “how to boil water” thing. The propane burner from my mother-in-law did the trick: Fast boiling time, easy to control – this thing rocks! Turducken deep fried in beer for Thanksgiving; who’s in?
We even figured out the accursed density test. Only remaining challenge is cooling…I think we need more ice.
With a fermenter in each of our basements, we now wait for the yeast to do its thing (and hope we didn’t screw this up)…unless we decide to get another carboy later this week…
PS – We want to send a shout out to Wes and Michael who stopped by for moral support (and help us increase our empty bottle supply). Thanks!
PPS – If you’re wondering, yes, we did get the kids to bed on time