Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Brew Day

Happy Father's Day 2013. I spent the day with my father helping him brew his first batch of homebrew. He's been talking about it for a while, so I finally pushed him to brew it. This is a brown ale clone of Moose Drool from Big Sky Brewing in Montana. We elected to do a partial mash recipe, so we used a more advanced brewing method than extract brewing. This step adds more grain, which we mash in for 90 minutes in 150° water. We then sparge (rinse) the grains with 170° water and then bring it to a boil. The brew went well, except we might have pitched the yeast into 82° wort. I did read online this morning that the yeast should be fine, but I'll keep an eye on it as it ferments. Take a peek at the pics and cheers! 

The Father's Day brew day
Hanging out with the family

The 4 hop additions

DME and Maltodextrin mix

Bringing the Moose Drool brown ale back to a boil

Semi-artistic photo of the thermometer

Flavoring addition going in

Wort chiller working it's magic

Ahhhh, a well deserved beer
 This is the SNPA we brewed 3 weeks ago

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