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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Grizzly Weinstein [userpic]
It's Alive!

I have been threatening to make my own beer for a while now. This past weekend, I did just that. This was my first attempt and I didn't want too much to be able to go wrong, nor did I want it to be too difficult so I bought a can of Muntons Old Ale and a can of Amber Malt Extract

Followed all the directions put it with the yeast in the 6 gallon (filled to 5 gallons) glass carboy to ferment. Then I watched excitedly for the bubbles! Nothing happened. Perhaps I killed the yeast or the sugars settled to the bottom and the yeast didn't.
I decided to wait a day and see.
Nothing.
One more day and if still nothing, I would go buy more yeast.

I checked yesterday when I got home from work and there were some foam bubbles on the top, then the one way air-lock belched! It is alive.

This morning there is about an inch of foam! Yeah, this will be beer! It might even end up drinkable.

I am excited, I haven't even finished this and yet I want to make more. I want to add honey, and apples, and nutmeg, and flowers, and and and - I will probably actually boil the wort on the next one and use a set recipe - than I will go wild!

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Current Location: Work
Current Mood: Excited
Current Music: Watershed - Indigo Girls
Comments

that sounds fun. have wanted to do that for a long time, but haven't because. because...because.

i want to know how it tastes. the beer.

Beer

I'll save you a bottle.

Beeeeeeerrrrrrr MMMMMM

Did you get it bottled last night ?

Re: Beeeeeeerrrrrrr MMMMMM

Day late. got it bottled on Sunday. It tastes like not so good beer right now. Be interesting to see what it is like when it ages.