of barley and hops
I was lucky enough to join my dad recently in one of his home brewing excursions. This is a process he has used as long as I can remember, and he has made various types of beers throughout his home brewing experiences. This time we made a pale ale, using three different types of barley and several types of hops.
We cracked the barley using a food processor. The smell was incredible.
We placed the cracked hops into a cheese cloth sock and added it to boiling water like a giant tea bag.
The first two bags were lighter barley, and the third was this “caramel-like” dark toasted stuff.
After removing the tea/barley bag and adding some hops pellets.
A tiny little beer flower.
This entire process smelled incredible! This part was perhaps the most seasonal of all–it looks like witches brew!
Cooling the entire pot off with cold water, then bottled into a giant bottle to ferment for about 2 weeks before bottling. I’m hoping to post when we do a tasting, so stay tuned! Interested in home brewing? This is a great shop local to me where we get our stuff.