Brewing Day at the KleinHerz Brewery

Black Earth Porter is on the brew sheet for today.



This brew will have more than 3 1/2 lbs of mixed steeping grains, 1 lb of liquid extract and 1 lb of dry extract. Estimated O.G. = 1.061.

Steeping grains

Steeping grains

Sparging the grains with water at 170 F. Get all of that grain-rich liquid into the wort!



And now, 7 lbs. of liquid extract go into the pot.

7 lbs liquid extract into the mix

Finishing the pour

Then add 1 lb. dry malt extract.

1 lb dry malt extract going in

Getting all the dry malt in

In goes 1/2 oz. Chinook hops…

Hops going in

Leaving a frothing wort at around 200 F.


Wort 2Then on to a 60 minute boil, adding another 1/2 oz. of Chinook hops at 50 minutes plus 1/2 oz. of Fuggles hops at the same time.

After the boil, in goes the wort chiller to bring it to yeast-pitching temperature.

Wort chiller

Wort chiller

And, when the wort is just right, in goes the yeast!

IMG_20150111_183514Next step: into the secondary fermenter after 5-7 days. More work for the yeast, and then it’s bottling day.


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