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Old 01-09-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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I intended for this to be a pictoral, but I got distracted by my dogs and the daughter multiple times during the brew so I didnt get pics from some parts of the process Id of liked too.

This is my first stout, and Im calling it "Thieving hour brew" as it was about 4:30am before I got to bed on brew night.

The 'kit' that I purchased from the MoreBeer aka B3 retail store in Concord, CA (Nice fellas and products that have worked well for me so far). I changed the hop schedule a bit, and added a bit more honey then then called for. My first departure from the 'recipe' provided with the kit:



All Sanitized and ready to go. I love the aeration stone I hooked up to the aquarium pump. Reduces lag times a ton!


Partial Mash ... My version of "steeping" the grain:

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Old 01-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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After a 30 min steep, 2 hop additions, and 45 mins of boil its about time for some honey!


I didnt get a shot of the beer (which is very dark), aeration process (which is just sticking a hose in the carboy), or the cooling (which is done in the sink), but here we are about 5 days later. Fermentation is slowing down a little, and the krausen started to drop this afternoon:


And a bonus shot of the hefe (fireweizen) as I learned that DME is indeed flammable from that experience. Its a little chilly out in the garage:


Next time Ill be more detailed with the pics I promise

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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Plenty of pics...no doubt. Congrats. Looks good! Is that hefe residing in a baby's crib?

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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The hefe is out in the garage on a giraffe table I put together for my daughter for christmas

Hopefully Morebeer will get the lactose I need for my Cream Ale in stock soon

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