Another Great Brewing Weekend!

The week in pictures!

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Here’s the starter after I drained off all the wort.

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I kept a small sample of this yeast again and put it into the fridge.

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After some batches will far too much trub, I’ve decided I’m using only cloth bags for my hops and boil adjuncts.

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Tuesday night I used my grain mill for the first time to crush the grain for St. Stremph’s Irish Red Ale. I bought a 60# bag of American Two-Row, which is in most of my recipes.

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Wednesday night, I made a yeast starter and pitched the yeast I save weeks ago from brewing Bedfordshire. It worked perfectly! The yeast attenuated and looked quite healthy.

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Me and Chris Tyrrell brewed a 5-gallon batch of St. Stremph on Friday night. This was my first run at using BrewToad to track my notes.

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At the same time, I brewed a batch of Mr. Beer Irish Stout. It was very busy running around the kitchen doing a full-grain batch and a Mr. Beer at the same time.

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I’ve got the wort chiller in the kettle in the last 15 minutes of the boil.

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Ready to pitch yeast into my carboy.

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I found two altbiers! One was at the Confluence brewery and one was at Hy-Vee. Here I am taking it easy on the couch.

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I dropped off 4 of my beers at Confluence brewery for the IBU’s open competition.

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