brew day

Monday morning we woke up early; me to clean the house, and Joe to get out and feed his animals so that he could get gallons of water boiling for his next batches of beer.

brewmaster joe

It took all day because he does what is called parti-gyle brewing. That means he brews his main batch of beer, and then from his leftover grain mash he makes a second full batch of beer that is  slightly weaker in alcohol (but not in flavor). The second batch is what is called “small beer.” So basically he gets the most bang for his buck when he buys beer ingredients because he can make 2 batches of 50ish bottles for almost the price of one.

Beer drinking at it’s thriftiest!

This batch was a belgian dark beer.

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