You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part
I received a Mr. Beer Home Brewing kit for Christmas this year, well actually I received two but turned one into a Target gift card. I brewed my first batch a couple weeks ago and bottled it this afternoon.
Now it has to carbonate and condition. The manual states at least seven days, but everything I have read says the longer the better. I figure I will give it a couple weeks minimum. Maybe Super Bowl Sunday I will bust some of it out. That will be just shy of three weeks. Maybe I will open a bottle on the Saturday before to make sure it is drinkable before I bring it to a Super Bowl party.
I enjoyed the process and look forward to my next batch. This time out I brewed Bewitched Red Ale (a la Killian’s). Don’t know what will be next up.
Funny story from the brew process…
A couple weeks back, when I was ready to brew, my oldest had said that he wanted to help. So when the time came I stuck my head out the back door and yelled down to him (he was about 3 houses away playing fooball) to come home. I yelled “I’M GOING TO BREW!” He and his friends all thought I was shouting “I’M GOING TO POO!”. They thought me quite odd.