An avid homebrewer and general beer nerd, I had a wonderful opportunity to brew a beer with Adam Chatburn of Real Cask through the store. Having brewed mainly extract beers, I was excited to get to experience all-grain brewing and on a much larger scale than I do at home.
First things first! Onto the grain room:
Once all the grain was milled it was time to start the mash!
While we were there, Adam also had to brew a new batch of his Mild, so we got to lend a hand doing a full-scale batch of that.
Enjoying a nice pint while waiting for the mash to finish.
Overall, from the time we started milling the grains, to brewing, to all the post-brew cleaning we were there for about five hours. I had an absolute blast and learned a lot from both hands-on experience and as well as the opportunity to pick Adam’s brain. Looking forward to trying the finished beer at our revival party at the store September 19th!