What do I have going on?
We have a preview of the Brewing in a Bag series. The first of the experiments is ready to bottle and will be ready to drink and talk about in a couple of weeks.
These Brew Dudes took some video of the brew session and we plan to fuse it with some of our thoughts on the process with one of our future “in studio” tapings.
The new challenge for me is figuring out how much priming sugar to use for a 1 gallon brew. I have to get my calculators out (yes multiple) and figure out how much I need. I was thinking of getting a measurement by weight of what I need for a 5 gallon batch in grams and then figuring out a fifth of that for the one gallon batch.
Two 1 gallon beers to bottle over the next few nights. Love it. Thankfully, I don’t need that many bottles. Here a looky look at what the first gallon beer looks like:
It’s the wheat experiment so if you’re interested in how the different wheats taste, well, we will have our opinions ready soon.
Mike is convinced that he has only used red wheat in his recipes throughout his brewing career. I am sure I have only used white wheat. That statement is apropos of nothing really, but it is interesting that we think we have only used one variety of wheat malt in our years of homebrewing.
More BIAB stuff will be coming. Outside of just our follow up notes on this experiment, I have three hop experiments to run. Now that I have the start of this test out of the way, I feel comfortable with the whole brewing in a bag process so the other experiments should be find.
That reminds me, if you are a reader of the Homebrew Talk blog, you can read about an experiment I conducted harvesting commercial yeasts for homebrewing.