Brew Day #2: Success! (#homebrew #beer)
We started our second batch of beer on Saturday. It is a Northern English Brown Ale (BJCP style 11C), from a recipe of mostly my own design - (click for link to recipe on Hopville). Dead Like Me was a great show. ;) Nothing overly special, but should be a nice, highly drinkable beer. We'll know in about 14 days!
Later that day we went to the holiday gathering of our homebrew club and had a BLAST! Met a bunch of new friends, hung out with some older friends, and sampled lots of good homebrewed beer, mead, and 11 year old Boris Barleywine from LBC (which is where the party was). Amazing fun!
Then yesterday, she made a killer sourdough bread from a starter she'd been working with for about a week. The bread rose perfectly with NO added yeast - the starter (as it's supposed to!) provided all the leavening. The bread tastes amazing, too!
We also packaged up a batch of sauerkraut we'd had fermenting for probably close to 2 months. The flavor is very good - easily better or at least as good as any commercial kraut I've ever had. A success.
Was a nice weekend of mostly food/etc hobbies. :)