Today I bottled the homebrew, my first batch of home brew, that I made on February 23rd!
The pictures of the bottled brew are cloudy looking because I had just bottled them, the yeast will settle to bottom as they bottle condition… that is my understanding from my learning and what other homebrewers have told me.
I tasted the 1/2 cup that went into the hydrometer and it tastes like brown ale; which is good because that is what I was trying to make. My recipe is called “Nutcastle;” which is a Northern English Brown Ale. I saved the 1/2 cup of my first brew (except for my taster) in the refrigerator and I will use it in my next spent grain bread batch that I will be making later today.
Today has been a continuation of my learning about beer making. I took a bit more information into my brain database from books and YouTube to remind myself how to interpret the final reading from my hydrometer.
The OG = 1046 and the FG= 1010 so my ABV for this brew is about 5%
OG= original gravity reading before ferment
FG= gravity reading after ferment before bottling
I CAN’T WAIT!
I will wait, I have to be patient!
Here are some more pictures of my beer bottling project today.
Drinking the homebrew