Friday, January 30, 2009

My first homebrew

As I wrote a few weeks ago I started to brew my own beer. It was a lager that is suggested to sit in the bottle for 12 weeks before drinking. Obviously, 1 week is long enough for me. I opened it with the fear of God in me, honestly and completely expecting it to shoot up to the ceiling. But, it sounded and acted like a normal beer. The extra 11 week definitely will help in the clarity:




But, holy shit, it's actual good. Really good. I'm so excited. So excited I'm brewing anohter batch. Right now. It's almost 11pm and I've got about another hour and a half. uggh.. Good thing I have some beer to drink..

8 comments:

Genevieve said...

lol, that is so awesome! maybe you can start a small business!

Felisa said...

Just one week? Goodness!

I'm surprised you waited at all. I can't wait like that... I don't even like heating up stuff in the microwave because a minute is TOO long.

Being the make-everything-from-scratch-at-home kind of girl, I'm dying to make my own beer now... A friend's dad has been doing it for year and he says nothing beats homemade beer. But maybe I should wait till I can legally drink it?

Tim said...

g - it's actually illegal to sell it without a license. Not buy, make or drink it, just sell it. odd.

f - I can't imagine it's illegal to buy hops or barely or water. Sounds perfectly ok to me.

egan said...

I've wanted to make my own home brew for quite some time. I've never had a bad glass of home brew. The part about waiting all those weeks would be very difficult for me.

Leezer said...

Tim:
I'm not surprised it's good. I think you might be the next Sam Adams.

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

Wow that is awesome. The only beverage that I homebrewed was this mulled wine we created during winter or Christmas.

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

Btw, got here from Felisa's blog.

Matt said...

so have you thought about the name of your beer yet?