So its been about a week since our bubblin and brewin began. We have been trying to read through lots of books and online directions to make sure we did it right, and so far it is looking good. After we added the yeast the first night, there was really no signs of action. The next day, same, no bubbles no nothing. I was getting a little worried. Then on the third day, the bubbles and magic started. That lasted for a few days and now the brew has calmed itself again. I think by next week we will be botting some beer, then its only a short wait after that.
I was told a few days ago that the initial brewing and wait is for the creation of alcohol and the wait after the bottling is for the carbination… so hopefully I can wait long enough to not have flat beer.
HOP HEAD IPA
- Extracts: 7.5 lbs light liquid malt barley
- Grains: .5lb crystal malt, .5lb carastan malt, .5lb special roast malt
- Hops: 2oz Centenial, 2oz Golding, 1oz Cascade
- Hopping Schedule: 70 minutes Centenial/Golding, 20 minutes Centenial, 10 minutes Golding, 5 minutes Cascade