|Steeping the grains|
Once you have finished brewing, you pour the wort into a carboy and let it cool a bit. Once cooled, you add the beer yeast, pop on an air lock and wait for fermentation to happen (go yeastie beasties!)
|Wort in the carboy with an airlock|
|This is what the crushed grains look like before they are steeped|
|Beer Grain Bread Dough|
|Sub rolls I made with beer grains|
So I left you hanging with the beer wort. How does it get from wort to that bubbly goodness that tastes so good from a frosty mug you ask? The wort is usually through fermenting in about a week. At that point, you can add some primer (basically a malt sugar solution) and siphon the wort into bottles and cap them. Wait another week and you have drinkable beer! David and I just bottled my Oktoberfest beer last week.. He's got some stout that he made from scratch and a Foster's clone he made from a kit that is ready to drink right now.
|Von and Jessica helped us bottle this batch|
Have a great weekend!