Our First Homebrew

No, not this beer. This is the beer I was drinking while we started our day of brewing. While reading a homebrew book, the most common advice was to “relax, have a homebrew” and while I didn’t have a homebrew yet to enjoy, I figured I would relax with this tasty brew, the Scot-Irish by Bridge Brew Works of Fayetteville, WV at 8.3% abv.

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Boiling the malt.

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Taking out the malt. Its almost like a giant teabag.

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My dad and I split the Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

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This was after we added the hops.

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After the hop boils were complete, we moved it to the sink and hooked up the wort chiller to quickly lower the temperature of the beer.

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Gotta check the temp a lot. We also packed it in ice.

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We opened and split another beer, the New Belgium Lips of Faith Paardebloem.

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Transferred to the primary fermenter.

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And sprinkled in the packet of yeast.

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Then it sat in the primary fermenter for a week before we transferred it to the secondary. After about 6 weeks we bottled the beer. We let it hang out in the bottles for another few weeks, then it was time to drink it!

Ps- the beer turned out great! It was a huge success!

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