Seth's Pics

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15 viewsOct 20, 2010
instructions53 viewsBrew sheets printed from homebrew software -- basically the recipe and instructionsFeb 15, 2010
Getting up to temp..49 viewsAlmost where I want it to be... You add the water at a temperature a little higher than you need, then as soon as it hits your target, add the grainFeb 15, 2010
Grain goes into the mash tun35 viewsAdding the grain to the mash tun, which has the hot waterFeb 15, 2010
Pre-heating the mash tun48 viewsI add hot water to pre-heat the Igloo so that when I am mashing, it does not lose its heat. It's important to try and keep the grain at a specific temperature.Feb 15, 2010
Mash tun after an hour39 viewsFeb 15, 2010
Hops64 viewsMeasure out the hops that I will need laterFeb 15, 2010
Taking the first runnings46 viewsDraining the mash tun gives a sweet liquid as it is full of sugars.. this liquid is called wort, synonymous for unfermented beerFeb 15, 2010
10 gallon aluminum winco pot47 viewsFeb 15, 2010
Better shot of the immersion chiller and hop bag52 viewsFeb 15, 2010
Boiling the wort50 viewsThe recipe determines how long you boil for, what kind of hops you add, and when. Generally when you add hops early in the boil, they make the beer bitter. Later in the boil, gives the beer that flowery, hoppy smell. I use a hop bag, so there's not a lot of crap in the pot when I go to siphon later on.Feb 15, 2010
Boil is over, time to chill34 viewsYou want to chill the wort down to 60-70ish as quick as possible after boiling. I have an immersion chiller which circulates cold water from the tap through these lines, into a copper coil inserted in the pot. Beats the hell out of tubs of ice!! Once it's down to 65ish, I siphon over to the brew bucket, add yeast, and fermentation begins!Feb 15, 2010
Wort ready to boil41 viewsWort ready to boil - this is about 7 gallons in the pot, it will be about 5 gallons when done boiling.Feb 15, 2010
The grains after drained35 viewsAfter I drain the first time, I add another prescribed amount of water and drain again until I reach the prescribed pre-boil volumeFeb 15, 2010
Wort about to boil..33 viewsalmost there....Feb 15, 2010
my brewing space42 viewsFeb 15, 2010
Grain goes into the mash tun39 viewsmix it up good...Feb 15, 2010
Mash tun preheated!42 viewsThe little braid at the bottom is so that only liquid comes out of the valve on the front.. and not a whole bunch of grain and crapFeb 15, 2010
Water filter40 viewsI temporarily hook up a 1 micron house water filter to my faucet and that's what I use to brewFeb 15, 2010
Fresh whole leaf hops40 viewsHops are the flower that gives beer its bitterness and aroma, depending on when you add them when boiling. Again another score from a group purchase between a few buddies at workFeb 15, 2010
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