Good morning Monday! Said no one ever. At least I have a photo update to brighten your day! Friday night we got together and brewed our Smokey Grove Apple Smoked Porter. We changed the recipe slightly this time around, but only to lessen the amount of smoke flavor. As one random taster said, “it tastes like a campfire in your mouth!” Not necessarily a bad thing, but we collectively agreed that the smoke could be toned down a bit. So without further adieu, here’s our night in pictures!
The brew session is about to begin!
There’s the magical water correction ingredients to adjust the water to make a perfect porter!
Brewmaster Seth is manning the controls and regulating temperatures.
Here’s some of the grains that make up our Smokey Grove Apple Smoked Porter.
Almost time to mash in!
Brian and Seth pretending to do something important.
Brian and I mashing in. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it!
Brian loves the aroma of the grains as they mix with the water.
Here’s a closer look at the grain.
Seth checks the numbers of the first runnings.
This is the first runnings in the kettle. It’s a beautiful sight!
Brian takes a well deserved break!
The wort is starting to boil and we’re getting ready for the hot break.
Full on boil and hop additions.
Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, throw in some apples!
Aerate, pitch the yeast and call it a night!
There you have it, our Friday night brew session in pictures. This batch will go on to a competition, we’ll keep you posted on the results when we get them.
Hopefully the beer porn will ease you into your Monday! Until next time…