Recipe is not our own, was stolen from HomeBrewTalk specifically here
We've been around HomeBrewTalk for some time just reading and learning. It was time to actually do something and may we say, actually brew a beer, not just add malt, sugar and water together, add some yeast and call it beer.
Here's some pics:
|Ingredients ready to go|
|Brew pot and lil pot to warm the extract|
|Stirring the wort|
|In the fermenter awaiting the yeast|
|Fermenter full with the lid on and the airlock full|
|OG sample ready for a taste|
Between the two of us, there was a fair bit of beer comsumed and a new tradition of a hot scotchy - basically hot wort prior to yeast and a shot of your favourite whisky or in this case Jack Daniels Silver Series whiskey.
Its so far been a week in the fermenter not much noise from the airlock, but with the two tests I've done, wow. It smells devine and tastes even better. Should be bottling it tomorrow after a FG reading.
|Ready to bottle|
|30 745ml bottles ready to fill|
|FG sample sitting next to an ESB|
|Trub left in the fermenter|
|Label on the bottle|