Nostalgia 101: First Ever Bierkast Article

Tonight I dine on turtle soup! Well…not actually, but I am going to try my hand at making beer.  I’ve been reading a ton about the subject and now it’s time to see if I have what it takes to do it.  The Brew kit is from Homebrewer’s Outpost and the Beer is a Blond Ale.  It should be a simple extract mix, but I’m going to have to fudge the fermentation a bit as my apartment (80 degrees) is a bit above the ideal yeast temp (60-70 degrees).  As John Rockwell said…Rock the towel tip…and so I am.  Soaking a towel in water and wrapping it around the fermentation bucket to keep the temp down.  “Watch your Fingers!” I mean “Cross your Fingers!”

Here are some Vids outline the process.

Grains, Extract, Hops, Boil, Shake, Cool, Ferment. Finished at 10:18 PM

Gravity: 1.052  Potential Alc. 6.8%

About Kristofor Barnes

Kip is the founder of Bierkast and co-founder of Los Angeles Ale Works. Picking up home brewing after college, he has since become an accomplished award winning home brewer, LA Beer Blogger, and author of the Beer Lover's Guide to Southern California. Kip is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema Television. He lives in Inglewood, CA with his sciency wife Katie. Follow him @bierkast or #FollowTheLAAW @laaleworks

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