Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tongue Splitter

Brewed up another batch of beer yesterday evening. It's called TongueSplitter, from Northern Brewer Ale Kit's collection. It's called TongueSplitter because it has a lot of hops - bittering hops, flavor hops and aroma hops. And in pretty big quantities - 5 oz vs. the usual 1-2oz. Should be similar to a lot of the IPA

Bret, the neighbor who wanted to see how making homebrew was done, came over @ 6:45pm, and we started up. Despite a few glitches, like filling the brew kettle within 1" of the top, and having to watch for boil overs for the next 5-10 minutes, and not turning the burner onto "High", so it taking almost 2x to come up to boil than it should have, the whole process went well.

I had made a Yeast Starter on Sunday night, and fed it some more wort on Monday evening, so I had ~3-5x the normal amount of yeast. This morning, when I checked on it, the batch was already bubbling away, with about 1 bubble thru the airlock every 4 seconds. Now, almost a day after pitching the yeast (21 hours) it's pretty much continuous bubbles streaming thru, and a nice ~2 inch krausen.

I think it's going to be very tasty!


CherkyB said...

So, who's going to show Bret how hombrewing is done?

The JohnnyB said...

CherkyB -

When's the last time you brewed? Couple five years ago?

Go drink some Fat Tire swill.

CherkyB said...

I think I mixed up some orange juice from concentrate not that long ago. That's the same thing, right?

Nava said...

I am so glad CherkyB is not into painting... otherwise I would probably get severely reprimanded that I am not grinding my own pigments, or not making my own brushes by plucking squirrels and sables.