So I have been brewing since the summer of 2006. Its passed being a hobby, I love the time I spend brewing. In the last few years brewing has become part of what I am.

Now on top of my love of homebrewing, I am beginning my move into the professional brewing scene with an expanding local craft brewery.

Mostly this blog will be talking about my brew days, any experiments that I work on and the process of getting into the professional world.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birth of a Spontaneous Fermentation

Birth of a Spontaneous Fermentation
Came home from work tonight and finally got started on a brew that I have been trying to fit into the schedule.  Honestly this is the easiest brew session I've actually ever done.  2 Gallons of water, 2 pounds of Briess Dried Bavarian Malt extract and a few hop cones.  About 30 minutes later called that enough of a boil.  Right now it's about 38 degrees out the kettle is sitting on top of my shed cooling.  I plan on leaving it until the morning or at least until late tonight before racking into a fermenter.  I only wanted to mess with a gallon or so, who knows what might find its way into the kettle and why waste ingredients for a 5 gallon batch.  If this proves successful I can use this beer to pitch a full volume batch, and propagate some local bugs.  

Will come back and update as soon as I can, I'll be journaling as much of this fermentation as I can.