So the Irish Red has been going for a week now. I haven't seen any activity in the airlock for a few days. I was planning on taking some readings after two weeks or so. On Thursday night I put together a batch of cider. I used the Caramel Apple Cider recipe found here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/cara...-cider-292770/
Tonight I brewed up another extract kit, this time from brewers best. It was recommended by my LHBS. It is the Weizenbier kit. No grains to steep with this kit. Everything went a lot smoother tonight with no pesky boil overs! Here are a few pictures from tonight.
Kit all laid out (Had already added the first LME)
My brew buddies wondering what the heck I'm doing.
Hydrometer reading @68 degrees.
From left to right: Weizenbier, Irish Red, Caramel Apple Cider
After reading some info about the Weizenbier I decided to do a blow off set-up. Just took a piece of 1/2" ID tubing and fit it over my 3 piece airlock. After a few days of fermentation I will switch back to the standard 3 piece set-up. This will be my last brew for a little bit. I'm all out of primaries and would like to start tasting some of the brews before I keep going. I'd like to make sure that I'm not making bad beer before I keep brewing and brewing.