BREWING: This past month I ventured into the land of home brewing. I had been wanting to experiment with home brewing for a couple years now but was to intimidated (and a bit to busy) to actually get the supplies and ingredients to start a batch. The above photo is the initial soak of the grain in warm water.
The above is a photo of the boil while we were stirring in the hops.
After 2 weeks of primary fermentation, I racked the beer into a secondary fermentation vessel, a glass carboy. We added additional hops to the beer, this is termed 'Dry Hopping' because the hops are being added once all the sugar has been converted to alcohol, aka 'dry'.
The beer is still aging in the carboy and we plan to bottle it in the next few weeks!
BEER DRINKING: Here are three beers I have been enjoying lately.
Excellent Double IPA from one of my favorite breweries, Ninkasi, located in Eugene, Oregon.
Lagunitas Lucky 13. A go to brewery for me.