Monday, December 19, 2011

Brew # 2.

Brew # 2 happened yesterday.  I would say it went pretty smooth.  I do have a tip, I just read that you are supposed to boil your wort UN-covered!  I had not read about this anywhere. Apparently this helps boil-off DMS(?) which can add a corn flavor to your beer. We shall see if I messed up the first batch. Onto the second batch...

I picked up an Agave Wheat from Austin Home Brew.  This place has an excellent supply of extract kits! I also picked up some parts for making my kegerator handle corny kegs. More on that later.

I also got to use the wort chiller this time, it was GREAT! I cooled my wort down in under 10 minutes!  Way better than dragging the pot through the snow.

The extract tasted great! I am really looking forward to this batch.  The hops weren't as pungent as the Kolsch, so the house didn't smell as bad! All in all a great brew day!

Here is a picture of the Kolsch:

After several "tastings" I have come to the conclusion that I don't love Kolsch, but it was a good beer to start with,  I will be kegging and carbing this week!

Next up...My kegerator.

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