First the Birthday Boy got to choose a recipe from the archives. He landed on a Belgian White Bier, which brings in the flavors of orange and coriander (think Blue Moon if you're a brew-lover). And away we went!
|Glucose. Not so appetizing, but necessary.|
|All kinds of dry flavor ingredients - Others were refrigerated or liquid, like the glucose above.|
|Measuring and then grinding the grains.|
|Our friend Adam with one of two drawn ingredient pitchers.|
|In go the coriander and orange in a separate mesh bag.|
|Dry ingredients added at specific times.|
|Once the kettle hit it's alotted time, the pros did something with all these...|
|...and then the whole shebang went in a keg to ferment. Yum..?|
And even though I won't be partaking in the results, it was pretty fascinating to see all the ingredients in their various forms knowing what the end result would be. The place we went also offers wine and hard cider brewing, and we had so much fun the chances are good we'll be back! Highly recommend finding something similar in your own neck of the woods next time you want a new, fun experience for you and your pals.
Jump ahead to two weeks later and check out the bottling process here.