Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Upgraded Kit Means Upgraded Lytle Creek Kolsch
So, a lot seems to have happened this year in terms of my homebrewing setup despite only brewing one batch of beer recently. After become better acquainted with a mutual friend that also brews beer at home, I checked out his setup, helped him brew a batch of his own, and was inspired to upgrade myself from the rookie league Mr. Beer setup to... let's call it Double A for now with a new 5 gallon kit largely put together from a Northern Brewer kit thanks to a couple gift cards received at Christmas. After some deliberation on what style beer to break the new kit in with, I picked up a Kolsch kit at the More Beer store nearby my work. I am definitely grateful I have such a cool place so convenient to me. The stars finally aligned for brew day to commence and this process certainly was more of a chore than the simple Mr. Beer process. Basically the difference between out of the box cake mix and making cake from scratch. Let it condition for a couple of weeks, chilled a few of the bottles and now finally getting to test out the results.