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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Homebrew


The Boy is learning to make beer and he bottled it a week ago. We've had a little difficulty keeping the beer at the recommended fermenting temperature because our house tends to be on the chilly side this time of year, but he's been using a cooler periodically warmed with a heating pad to keep things going.

Looking forward to seeing how his first homebrew turns out.

4 comments:

  1. Good luck! They sell carboy blankets. You can also try rigging up a heated blanket or space heater. Just be careful not to create a fire hazard ;p

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    1. Good to know! Although we don't have a carboy (yet)... he used a kit that came with a 2 gallon keg. I'm sure he'll upgrade! He used a cooler and a heating pad to keep it warm until it was ready to bottle, that worked pretty well but again, it was only a 2 gallon keg. A big carboy will be a little tricker when it's cold out.

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  2. This is something we really want to try but need to research it more first.

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    1. He learned with a beer making kit (made by Mr Beer if I remember correctly...). It took the hesitation and guessing out of it, and was a good way to learn the process. He's got stuff to make a few more batches with this kit. After he feels confident with it I'm sure he'll upgrade and start collecting materials needed to make larger batches.

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