In the pursuit of perfect homebrew, failure still makes beer.

Fecky the Ninth Irish Red

I at times have the pleasure of teaching a few friends of mine the art of homebrewing. I’m in a really great position to teach people because of my method of choice right now – partial boils. It’s a great way to show beginners all aspects of the brewing process, from mashing to boiling to hop additions. It also allows for me to give as much information as those beginners can handle. Luckily for me, Vartan and Kayln are smarter than your average chumbuckets.

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We chose something simple, the Irish Red, as their first beer. With St. Patty’s around the corner, it seemed like a good decision. We also toasted our own 2-Row for those additional toasty nutty flavors we wanted – easy as pie. The process went smoothly and these two were a fantastic help in the brewhouse – mostly when I asked them to pose like they were doing something productive for a photo op.

Recipe’s posted here. I’m trying mine tonight – happy Saturday!

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