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Episode #1. The Pilot batch

June 18, 2015

Just this past Sunday I began my journey to brew the perfect beer. I received a kit from a supply store and invited a buddy over who has some experience brewing.

The kit I chose was loosely based on one of my favorite VT IPAs – dubbed “Off the Topper”, it pays homage to the Alchemist’s Heady Topper.

All the ingredients went into the boil fairly easy and we were off and boiling. After about an hour, the wort was cooled, added into the glass carboy, and the yeast was pitched.

A day or two later, we had a blowoff and I had to fix the airlock so the gas was pumped through a tube and into a bucket of clean water. Things are still going, so I will have to update in about a week and a half when it’s time to bottle! For now, here are some pictures of the process.

 

Brew Kettle   Hops for brew

 

Cheers!

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