r@fink brews

Saturday, May 29, 2010

ESB spells fun for you and me

I brewed a 10 gallon British ESB last night. I brewed after a hectic nine hour work day and stumbled around a bit before wrapping it up about 9:30. By 8:00 am it had quite an active fermentation going.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

first ten gallon batch racked

I checked the final gravity on the Amber Ale and it weighed in at 1.014 which is right where it was advertised to be. It was racked into another keg for secondary fermentation. I'll have to admit fermenting in kegs is a little different because I can't see the beer doing it's magic, but things went very smoothly and cleanup was a breeze. A week or two in the secondary and we'll be ready to keg this baby up.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Amber brewed

Brewed up an amber ale today. Since I am on vacation I started brewing at 8:30 am and everything was cleaned up by 1:00pm. That is great because this was my first ten gallon batch and it took no longer to brew than a five gallon batch. Why didn't I start brewing ten gallons earlier?

Saturday, May 08, 2010

plans a brew'in

Thanks to Ann and Steve I'm now sitting on 100 lbs. of base grain. I have the itch to brew and plan to scratch it in the next few days. Stand by for updates.