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.


  • 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

About Megan French

I am a dreamer. I am a hopeful soul that thinks one day we could come together to support each other in a community; support one another's services, hard-work, products, and knowledge. I hope that one day we can be global and local thinkers; supporting each other economically through local interactions and supporting the world globally by respecting other cultures and learning from them. Through local thought and community relationships we can clean up our world environments, power figures, and idea about what is most important in our lives. It all begins with knowledge and understand about how to get back to the basics: cooking, sewing, foraging, preserving, scouting... DIY for life and for the future of our society.

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