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Catching Up, Part 2

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So continuing to catch up here, I have recently started brewing my own beer. A couple weeks ago, I started brewing my very first batch, and went with something pretty neutral. I need to get the process down first before trying anything different.

After the brew sat for a couple weeks, it was time to bottle. The picture to the left is the finished result – 44 bottles of beer. Now they will sit for about a week, then they are ready for drinking.

Speaking of brewing at home, I ran across a still that makes 1.4 liters of 92 proof liquor in only 4 hours. You add the material to it like a coffee maker, turn it on, and come back 4 hours later with your booze. Of course, you could take the booze and run it through again, making it even more potent. How crazy is that? And at only $300, it might pay for itself pretty quickly. Two issues, though. The company is based in Germany, so shipping could be a pain, and it might not be exactly legal around here. And I don’t see anywhere on the site where you get the mash from.

[tags]Beer, Homebrew[/tags]

5 thoughts on “Catching Up, Part 2

  1. hey. i just stumbled on your site by looking at NC blogs. you’ll really enjoy homebrewing. i’m guessing you found the homebrew supply on the corner of guilford college and w market st? i’m in the middle of my 4th batch and it’s a high gravity beer. it’ll be about 12% ABV when it’s done! the last batch was 10% and really messed up some of my unsuspecting friends. we’ll be doing a video podcast about homebrewing in the near future on my site so be sure to check it out.

    john

  2. That’s the shop I went to. It’s a nice place. It didn’t seem too hard, and I’m anxiously waiting for the beer to be done so I can try some.

  3. JoeMaMa, thats pretty funny as I brewed my own beer for the first time in December, but I screwed up and had too much water, so my heifeweissen turned into heifeweisen light!

    i need to do it again. also works out pretty nice as I bought a kegorator last year so no need tobottle it.

  4. I never did say how that batch turned out. It was a bit bitter for me, but otherwise, it was pretty good. My second batch turned out much better and smoother. It was a nut brown ale, and it tastes pretty good.

    I’m almost to the point where I need to start planning my next batch. Any suggestions?

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