I unstacked a pallet of grain sacks last night and discovered a lil present.

Apparently the supply company does this for every pallet they make. Sure never got that working at the grocery store.

Also time for.... the very last of my homebrew from last year.

It’s so good.

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It’s bottling day. Simple syrup is cooling in the fridge and sanitized bottles are drying on my homemade rack.

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The hops are Czech Saaz pellets grown, of course, in the Yakima Valley of Washington, USA. Hopped at -30, -15, and -5 mins to avoid getting overly bitter flavors that might clash with the peaches later.

After cooling the wort to an acceptable temp, I poured it into the fermenter and added water to make five gallons, and dropped those hungry little friends right on top! The yeast is a dry-packed Belgian yeast; I don't know the exact strain.

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Part 2 of the : finally took the leap to get in the kitchen and brew some dang beer! The specialty grain included in this kit from in is Acid Malt, as well as some Bavarian and Pilsner wheat extracts. The boil was a few hours long and I did a little more sanitizing than I needed to, but whatever.

I also strained the peaches, so they can get added to the wort in a few days... and got a beautiful peach-infused vodka out of the deal.

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Part 1 of the : The peaches.

Grown in and soaked in from , these little babies are being sterilized and infused at the same time!

I’m going to add them to my wort just after primary fermentation gets going to give my little friends something else to chew on.

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The Mastodon instance for those who love beer. I hadn't seen any instances that were specific to beer, so I thought I'd create one. You can post reviews of beers you've tried, recommendations for others, discuss home brewing, share events, etc. Anyone is welcome, whether you're new to the world of beer or a long-time connoisseur. This is not a free speech space.