Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adventures in Brewin’ – True Brew - Bavarian Hefeweizen

Many years ago I had a semi-successful attempt at brewing homemade beer.  I made a stout, ran out of beer bottles, bottled in 1 and 2 liter plastic bottles, and added too much sugar causing my stout to be dark with way too much carbonation.  However, I handed out (and drank) a fair share of liter sized beer and had a good time doing it.

I recently got my mittens on a “True Brew” beer kit and found the recently to make some beer. The kit was for a Bavarian Hefeweizen, and as I type this my bottles are slowly carbonating.  In about 2 weeks, it should be beer time.

Below are a series of video’s I made.  I partially did it for this blog, but mainly did it to make notes on what I was thinking, doing, and screwing up when I made my batch of beer.

The video’s above showcase my “work” from the past few weeks.  I screwed up a few times, but beer can be forgiving (as long as you keep it clean!)  I didn’t pitch my yeast until the following morning after making my wort since I ran out of time.  I also didn’t bottle til an extra week after my beer stopped bubbling, I didn’t have all the required parts and ran out of time during the week, but again.. I don’t think that really hurt anything.

I snapped a picture of my beer prior to bottling.  Mmmm.. looks delicious!  WP_20151115_002

I also got some labels from  The beer may taste like garbage, but at least the presentation looks good!  Hopefully I can write a follow up post in a few weeks to indicate that the beer tastes good (and that the bottle’s didn’t explode in my office leading up to tasting day). Stay tuned!


Witski – Braü
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Love, Life and the Pursuit for Good Beer

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