Typical Home Brewing Day...
12:00 AND we're ready.
12:10 We're now steeping the grain at a temperature that makes the enzymes more active when breaking down the starches
(Mike dictated this one..can ya tell?)
12:34 Still steeping. (yawn)
1:05 We poured in the malt extract, and sang "Smack That" while smacking the yeast.
1:31 The boil has begun and the bittering hops have been added! The hops are my favorite part, they smell amazing. However, the one I snuck did not taste amazing. :-/
2:14 Mike has just left the building and informed me that if he does not return by 2:19, I am to continue on my own. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?!
2:17 I'm unhappily opening the honey to pour in
2:19 YAY! In rushes my honey! He can pour in the honey himself. :)
2:38 Cooling down the wort with buckets and ice.
2:43 We moved the wort to the fermenter and adding ice to 5 gallons :)
2:45 Density measurement : 1.060
2:59 Added the yeast
3:00 We're sealed up and praying for fermentation. Another day, done. Nap time?