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Our Brewing Process

Our Process:

We have found that if we let the yeast activate overnight, when we add it to the chilled wort, it multiplies faster, thus speeding up the process.

We start with 6 gallons of filtered water.

Transfer the water to a brew pot and bring it to 170F.

Addition of hops into the boiling water.

Adding in Dried Malt Extract (DME)

Bring the wort back up to boil for 10 minutes.

Add 1 tablet of whirlfloc (fining agent) and boil for 5 minutes.

Today we are brewing a holiday beer and added in 32 oz of fresh cranberries to the boil for the last 5 minutes.

Submerge the wort chiller into the brew pot.

We added a flavoring of Dried Orange Peel at flameout.

Return the wart to a boil to sterilize the wort chiller.

Remove from heat and cover.

Run cold water through the wort chiller for 50 minutes.

Remove wort chiller from wort.

Transfer the wort from brew pot to the carboy.

Draw wort into a beaker and take the opening gravity with the hydrometer.

Add the yeast into the carboy gently to avoid overflow.

Infuse pure oxygen from an oxygen tank with an oxygen stone. This helps replace the oxygen that was lost during the boil.

This wort utilizes a double blow off tube to reduce the chance of your wort exploding onto the ceiling.

Proof your wort WILL EXPLODE ONTO YOUR CEILING:

For this particular brew, we are going to ferment for 1 week, dry hop 4 more ounces of hops and then let it ferment another weeks before bottling. (Check back in a week for the dry hopping picture)

See our Bottling Process Page for more information.

 

 

4 Responses to Our Brewing Process

  1. Rick Fox says:

    Nice report! Thanks or sharing the experience of exploding wort! That serves as a graphic reminder to allow the fermentors to breathe!!!!!

  2. Robert says:

    It’s been a good 10 years since I homebrewed ….
    Looking your site over is bring back the Itch Again.

    Now wonder where my old BrewBook got off too ?

    • admin says:

      We are excited that you have been inspired! If there is something we can help you with, please let us know!

    • Glenn says:

      Hi Robert, welcome back to the community! Jump back in and join the craft brew revolution against flavorless fizzy yellow water! Write us if we can be of any help. Cheers,

      Glenn

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