In our household, there’s a lot of beer consumption. I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason why I can’t lose weight is because of the vast quantities of beer available. (This is also my motivation to keep exercising so that I can drink all I want!)
I alternate brews between one that I’ll like and one that my husband will like. It’s more like I brew something for the husband which undoubtedly I will like anyway. Then I brew something for me, which is inevitably too dark and hoppy for my husband’s tastes. (More for me!)
When we’re out, I try to pay attention to what my husband drinks. It’s mostly wheat beers (which are great!). Earlier this year he discovered that he quite liked the Sam Adam’s Summer Ale. I like it too.
Rather than running to the store to buy some for the husband, I ran to my computer to find a recipe so I can brew my own. And on Saturday last, I finally started it.
I had a bit of an adventure then. For the first time ever, I had a boil-over. Yummy, sticky, sweet, mess.
I did get my wort all boiled and transferred into the carboy, ready for fermentation.
A nice froth developed pretty quickly.
By the next day, my little yeasts were going crazy and we had lots of bubble action.
And we had a thick cap of yeast-induced bubbliness on top of the baby brew, too.
Now for the wait. In a little more than a week, I can rack the brew, then two weeks later, I can bottle.
In the meantime, I need to find a good recipe for a cinnamon-free pumpkin ale. Stay tuned!