Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brewing Ale to the Chief Honey Ale

It has been quite awhile since the White House published its two #HomeBrew recipes. If I have my timeline correct, they released the recipes in September of 2012. I converted the porter a couple weeks later. I converted the Honey Ale to an all-grain recipe in November of 2012.

Recently, I decided to do a smaller batch of this recipe.

This Saturday, I brewed the small batch. If you pay attention to my brew-day blog posts, you probably realize that a Saturday brew is pretty unusual. Not only was it a strange day for me, but as you may be able to tell from the picture below, I didn't get started until after 10:30AM. This is practically unheard of.

Regardless, I got the grain mashed (in my little mash tun).

I got everything boiled (in my little boil kettle).

I got everything chilled and racked into my fermentor.

I got the yeast pitched and activity was well-underway by early the next day.

So, it is fermenting away. I should be bottling around March 7 and should be ready to drink by mid-March or so. I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

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