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A Homebrewing Experience

Beer

I recently tried my hand at preparing a wheat beer… in my kitchen! After a quick trip to the Ballast Point Home Brew Shop and a not-so-quick trip to the Ballast Point Tasting Room, we were ready to begin our wheat beer adventure.

 

supplies

First, the malt extract was added to boiling water.

boiling the malt

After a half hour, the hops were added. Another half hour past and then the mixture was removed from the heat and allowed to cool. Our yeast was added to a small aliquot of the malt/hops mixture and allowed to activate.

yeast fementing in aliquot

Once the yeast was good and active and the malt/hops was at the appropriate temperature, they were mixed together in a 1-gallon carboy.

temperature testing

ready to ferment

Once the airlock was securely fastened, we stored the carboy in a cool dry place (under the kitchen sink!) Now we wait for 3 weeks while this malt, hops and yeast mixture transforms into a delicious wheat beer brew.

Cheers!

Heather

Homebrewer