Well, itís finished. Todayís session of home brewing beer all by my lonesome (brewed before once or twice with friends, but this is the first that I can call my own). Thought I might share some pics and the recipe (thanks to BierMuncher for the starting point!) Anyone know what style this is going to turn out to be?:
Centennial Blonde Partial Mash
4.00 lb Dark Malt Extract (Dry)
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Crystal Malt (20.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.05 oz Fresh Cascade (10 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Muntons Gold Yeast
Original Gravity Reading: 1.031
Soaking the grain.
Pic of some fresh hops that I got straight from the vine.
Sanitize sanitize sanitize!
I also did the pot of wort in the sink with ice method. Then I took some water that I had boiled then frozen the night before and dumpted it in the wort. I think it cooled it to about 70 degrees in about 3 minutes! AMAZING!
The fermenter doing itís thing.