Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Enter the Dark Arts. N00b Mockumentary
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #21
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

Bottling today so its update time.
I want to start out by saying "Every new brewer should be mandated to first use an opaque ferm bucket instead of a carboy!" I made wort, pitched yeast, and when I opened it two weeks later... I found beer. No worrying about CO2 bubbles or krausen being "infections" and no wondering to myself "Should I throw this out?".

Ok so here is the bottling set up, the sanitized bottles (I am using 1 liter EZ Cap bottles because I like Chimay. Don't judge me.), and getting read to prime. Yes, I am using honey to prime DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN. Using super scientific calculations, I decided to use 1/2 cup honey and 1 and 1/2 cup boiling water (2 cups total priming goo).

A couple notes that went wrong already for other new brewers to avoid. I fermed in my bottling bucket because it was all that was available at the time. This meant I had to siphon it to another bucket to take it off the trub and then BACK to the cleaned bottling bucket prior to bottling. I have a high chance of oxidation thanks to this but was careful with transferring and sanitation so will hopefully be ok.


Click image for larger version

Name:	Bottling Set Up.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	79094   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bottles.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	82.6 KB
ID:	79095   Click image for larger version

Name:	Priming.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	76.9 KB
ID:	79096  
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #22
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

And here is the final product all bottled up. The beer tasted like... well flat beer. Which I understand is a good thing. I got 16 bottles (1 liter each) out of it. Next update when its time to open one!


Click image for larger version

Name:	Stout Bottled.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	83.4 KB
ID:	79102  
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #23
BigGoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: , Kansas
Posts: 164
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Well done! One thing to note, when using dry yeasts like us05 you don't need to aerate. I still do for good practice, but it isn't necessary.
BigGoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #24
SpookyAlmond
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 53
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I'm not sure why, sonofgrok, but everytime I read your posts in this thread it sounded like a cowboy in my head.
SpookyAlmond is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #25
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookyAlmond View Post
I'm not sure why, sonofgrok, but everytime I read your posts in this thread it sounded like a cowboy in my head.
Fair enough. I do live in the southwest and the man with no name is my avatar. In real life, I have a very benign, classic midwest lack of accent though
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #26
JohanMk1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kempton Park, South Africa
Posts: 251
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 517

Default

I wish this thread existed when I did my first brew.

While apparently written with the intent to amuse, the information is well presented and easily understood.

Thanks sonofgrok

Reason: presented didn't have the p
JohanMk1 is offline
sonofgrok Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #27
bchurch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mont Clare, Pa
Posts: 392
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigGoat
Well done! One thing to note, when using dry yeasts like us05 you don't need to aerate. I still do for good practice, but it isn't necessary.
You always need vigaspooneration!
bchurch is offline
sonofgrok Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:09 AM   #28
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

Final update time. It has been 9 days since bottling. Time to crack open a homebrew. The (rather intelligent) suggestion from Revvy is to allow 3 weeks at 70 degrees for a brew to carb. My FG was a little high when I bottled and I have been nervous about bottlebombs and I have also been itching for a brew so I decided to crack one now.

Here we go...
Click image for larger version

Name:	Pour Time.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	80344  
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:11 AM   #29
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

Whew... nice pop at opening. Rich dark color. Nice, slightly dark head. Unexpected chocolaty aroma. Bubbles coming up out of solution which is unexpected because only carbed for 9 days and refrigerated for 7 hours...
Click image for larger version

Name:	Poured.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	75.4 KB
ID:	80346  
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #30
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 255 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

Tasting. Absolutely delicious. Better than any other stout I have had in recent memory. Thanks for the help with the recipe Yooper! Nice and bubbly... almost TOO bubbly (Oh crap *Runs and cold crashes the rest of the bottles*). Chocolaty tones despite no use of chocolate. Good and malty but not too malty. Just enough bitterness. And dark... so dark...

Its a beautiful thing...


Click image for larger version

Name:	She is a beaut.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	80.6 KB
ID:	80348  
__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preparing to enter a competition wfowlks Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-10-2012 03:15 PM
What BJCP category should I enter this stout in? zodiak3000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 02-19-2012 10:59 PM
Not-so-n00b (who should know better) with a n00b question on dry hopping. eyedoctodd Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-16-2012 05:30 PM
What temp to enter into priming calculator? nasmeyer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-11-2011 11:34 PM
N00b Faq FrewBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-23-2005 12:06 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS