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!

Birthday Weekend

On the way to West Virginia for my birthday weekend, Jack and I stopped off at my sister’s house!

And you can see, I got a new haircut!

We played with the dog, caught up, and had some beers!

I started off with the Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout by Left Hand Brewery of Longmont, CO at  6% abv.


Here you can see the haircut much better and check out Kaitlyn’s snake Pepe!



Later when we were playing cards I had the Weihenstephaner Vitus of Freising, Germany at 7.7% abv.


We stayed the night and the next morning headed down to the New River Gorge for some birthday shenanigans.