Made first batch of Vault Beer – IPA! (Part 1)

My friends Nick, Jordan, and I have decided to start making beer.  We’re like “beer is really cool, I love to drink beer, how does one make beer?….wanna make beer?”…that, more or less, is how the lengthy conversation went.  So we made beer last night at Nick’s house, and started with the ingredients for an IPA.

 

Almost all the tools we used

Almost all the tools we used

This is after the water was heated to 170 degree Fahrenheit, and we dumped all the grains, through a large tea bag for 20 minutes

This is after the water was heated to 170 degree Fahrenheit, and we dumped all the grains, through a large tea bag for 20 minutes

After the grainy water boiled for awhile, we added the hops in a half hour at a time, stirred, then immediately had to cool it off with a copper coil and ice surrounding the pot.

After the grainy water boiled for awhile, we added the hops in a half hour at a time, stirred, then immediately had to cool it off with a copper coil and ice surrounding the pot.

Once it was cooled down, we started transferring it to the glass thing (it has a fancy name that I completely forgot)

Once it was cooled down, we started transferring it to the glass thing (it has a fancy name that I completely forgot)

Then we added an extra 2.5  gallons of water and the yeast so it was a total of 5 gallons of beer that'll be made.

Then we added an extra 2.5 gallons of water and the yeast so it was a total of 5 gallons of beer that’ll be made.

So now we wait!  It’s currently sitting in Nick’s vault (yes, he literally has a vault in his basement that’s larger than my house), and we’ll transfer it in a couple weeks to another glass thing, wait till it ferments some more, then it’s bottle time! I’ll keep you posted as I go!

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