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Hello there, welcome to the blog! How’s everybody doing? We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We started ours off right on Friday by brewing a true American original, the Cream Ale. Did anyone get the Wu-Tang Clan reference in the title?

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Because it’s a Cream Ale…Wu-Tang foreva!

Moving on. So originally we were supposed to brew this fantastic summertime lawn mower beer last Friday, but found that our starter seemed a little off. So, rather than risking a bad batch, we pushed it off a week. Better safe than sorry we always say! Let’s take a look at the pictures shall we?

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Grains and flaked barley and flaked corn all crushed and ready for the mash.

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Measuring the hops.

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Brian and Seth having a serious discussion about a serious topic, seriously.

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The grant doing its thing, and doing it well.

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Kettle starting to fill up. Pretty color.

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The first runnings.

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SPARGE!!!

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Brian checking the volume of the kettle.

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Seth running numbers.

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The final runnings.

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Holy cow, look! It’s me measuring more hops!

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Filling up the fermentation buckets.

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Aerating before pitching the yeast.

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15 glorious gallons of beer!

Well friends, that’s the gist! We had a great brew session, our mash efficiency hit 84% and our brewhouse efficiency was 73%. Pretty damn good if I do say so myself! Up next, we brew again!

Until next time…

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