Sunday Brewday

It’s cold outside, and my husband has put some wood in our fireplace. It cannot become more cosy than that. After a hygge morning on the sofa with nice breakfast and coffee, I am on my way to my brewery, as it is a perfect day to brew.

I ordered malt and hops at Brewparts and bought some yeast at Maltbazaren. My two favorite places to order home brewing ingredients. It is time now to brew another Belgian Blond. I am still struggling to get this recipe right, so the only thing left is learning by doing. I used some pilsner and Cara Blond malt and I also changed the mashing regime. I mashed in at 52 degrees Celsius, raised the temperature to 65 degrees Celsius and finished by 73 degrees Celsius. In this way, I hope to get a bit more body and mouthfeel.

My Braumeister is working fine today and I’m really happy for that. After mashing, I used my crane to lift the pot and I rinsed the spent grains with 8 liter of water to get all the sugar out.

Now it is time for boiling and adding the hops.

I used two types of hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh and Saaz.

After boiling, I use my spoon to whirlpool and then I cool down the wort until 70 degrees Celsius. Then I poor the wort into a fermentation bucket and let it cool down further in my fermentation closet.

Tomorrow I will add the yeast (WLP540) and then we need to wait until the yeast has done its job.

Have you done something creative today?

2 thoughts on “Sunday Brewday

  1. Bostonbaby February 4, 2019 / 7:19 am

    I don’t know if it counts as creative but I’ve worked on the timing of our friend’s wedding day 😉

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