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By KDJOHN1 on Apr 21st 2011, 1:42 am Permalink
First brew in tertiary. Racked off primary onto secondary yeast cake of second batch for two days, then to tertiary.
Friday will take it to the keg.
Second batch with Windsor yeast in keg, carbonated.
Tastes great, but cloudy as hell.
Final gravity was 1.014.(OG 1.066)
By KDJOHN1 on Apr 12th 2011, 11:31 pm Permalink
Whoa! Got home from work and found the lid popped off of my fermenter.
Windsor yeast started strong and I figured it might happen, and sure nuff, it did.
Violent fermentation plugged up air lock and resulted in a blown lid.
Cleaned lock and replaced lid; instant bubbling.

First batch with WL Cry Havoc is slowly going along.
By KDJOHN1 on Apr 11th 2011, 2:31 am Permalink
OG on Sunday's brew was 1.066
By KDJOHN1 on Apr 10th 2011, 11:12 pm Permalink
2nd batch brewed today.
Once again, it went swimmingly.
8 Lbs lite extract
1 lb dark dme
2 lbs lite brown sugar
1lb 40L crystal
2 Oz cascade @ 60"
2 Oz cascade @ 15"
Windsor dry yeast hydrated in 4 oz of wort instead of water
Yeast started very well
By KDJOHN1 on Apr 9th 2011, 5:28 am Permalink
First batch in eight years. This go around, my facilities are larger. I have a larger kitchen, a garage, and a work shop.
I've purchased an old fridge and am in the process of converting into a kegerator. I've added a false ceiling to my workshop, along with a window a/c unit and a ceiling fan. This should allow me to use the shop for most homebrewing activity.
First re-entry batch included;
8 lbs lite extract
1 lb 40l crystal steeped
2 oz cascade 60 min,
1 oz cascade 30 min.
1 oz cascade 15 min.
White Labs Cry Havoc
OG 1.046

We'll see!