WHen I first started brewing I made a beer everyone loved! It was my first recipe I made. I kinda looked online, took someone else's recipe I thought looked good and tweaked it to make it my own.
I had no idea what I was doing. I was brewing with my step dad, which.....apparently had no idea what he was doing either. (I found this out now) .....well....,maybe he knew what he was talking about but was trying to be nice and told me it was a 4% beer.
I looked back at the original recipe and notes from my brewing day and weeks after.
When I went to the store with my recipe I came back with all grains....no extract? I thought it was a little weird but went with it anyways. I crammed about 9lbs of grains in my 5 gallon pot. I didn't have a big enough grain bag so I used my moms stockings. I actually had to put 4.5 lbs of grains in one at a time. I can't recall the timing of which I did this. As you can see from my gravity readings , my efficiency was NOT GOOD.
All in all I had no idea what I was doing but I had quite a laugh when I looked back at my recipe and procedures. I'm gonna make this beer again but do it right this time. Hopefully everyone still enjoys it!
Anyone else have a story like this?
Ægir was a god who would host a party where all the gods would drink the beer he brewed for them. He made this in a giant kettle that Thor had brought. The cups in Ægir's hall were always full, magically refilling themselves when emptied.