Today was my first All Grain brew. Also the first time I used whole leaf hops for the entire brew. AND, this time, I am making two beers at once! A big red beer and a littler red beer. Dubbed The Big Red Monster and the Little Red Monster....
Whole hops....straight from the grower near Ithaca, NY
Now that's a lot a grain. 18 1/2 pounds!
Dumping the grains into the mash tun! Woo Hoo! Draining the malty goodness into the brew pot.
The new sparge arm....
Bobbing for hops!
Two brewpots going at once!
Hop bag floating in the brew!
Chillin' it down.
Big red is done. Little Red draining into second carboy.
A friend of mine and fellow hop farmer was visiting in the area and brought me a pound of leaf hops. 10 oz of nugget and 6 oz of cascade. I'm putting them right to use. The Reds will use these hops exclusively. Thanks George!