Sunday, April 1, 2012

Party Bock Preview

I'm currently working on a new brew for a very special occasion.

I'll give you the full play-by-play of the brew day tomorrow, but for now, here's a little sampler -- making the yeast starter.

I used some dry malt I had on hand, which included about 3oz of amber and 1oz of plain light.

Brought the water to a boil before stirring the malt in...

Then returned it back to the burner and brought it back to a boil.

After boiling for 10 minutes, into an ice bath it went for cooling.

Once the wort was cool, I poured it into a sanitized growler, along with the yeast. The yeast I'm using for this brew is WYeast's Kolsch (#2565).

With everything mixed and aerated, I covered it with some sanitized foil and left it out on the counter overnight.

If everything goes to plan, the 100 billion yeast cells that came in the pack should double overnight!

It's like I'm amassing an army. An awesome little single-celled army that creates beer. Is there anything cooler than that? Seriously.


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