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: