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%