Brew Time!

Here's the follow-up to our eventful night of our first attempt at brewing our own beer!

Again, this first batch is a recipe for a beer that is identical to Newcastle Brown Ale. We began by opening up our boxed kit that contained all needed items for brewing this specialty batch. The contents weren’t all that complicated, and they were clearly labeled.

The hardest part of the entire process was getting a glass smooth top range to boil three gallons of water. About 40 minutes later, we were ready to boil in order to get our precious wort!

The wort is basically the beer just before it is ready to be stored while it ferments for two weeks. The entire process of preparing the wort, including boiling, adding the ingredients, and placing the wort into location for fermentation took about three hours.

Not too bad for three guys in the kitchen!

We estimate that after you learn the process, this could be reduced to about an hour and a half.

Once the wort was prepped for fermentation, we placed it in the utility sink in the laundry room, where it will stay for 8-14 days. The completion of fermentation is monitored by an air release at the top of the fermentation bucket. When there aren’t any more bubbles, the beer is ready to be bottled. This process will be our next posting!

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