Ahhhh…nothing’s tastier than reaping what you sow, especially if it gets you a little tipsy.
This past weekend I spent a good part of Saturday afternoon brewing beer with Johnny D of the Jo-Tel and Shannon, adjunct professor to the Jo-Tel. Johnny D and Shannon are avid amateur brewers, so they were the perfect people to tag along with for this experience.
Brewing first kicked off with a trip to San Francisco Brew Craft off of
We then headed back to
The brewing process isn’t as complicated as I initially thought. Here are the steps (in pictures and words) that we followed:Step #1 - Get your supplies
Step #2 - Bring the water to an almost boil and insert the grain bag into the hot water.
Step #3 - Let the grain bag soak in the hot water for 45 minutesStep #4 - Remove the grains, and bring water to an almost boil, at which point you’ll then add the malt
Step #5 - Bring the brew to a boil with the malt in it, and add the hops intermittently throughout the boiling.
Step #6 - Cool down the beer using a copper coil
Step #7 - Pour beer into plastic container, and add yeast halfway through
Step #8 - Let sit in container for x number of days, then transfer to glass container for final fermenting process which will also take x number of days depending on the brew
I'll post the bottling of the beer once we get to that phase.