Here you can find yet more photos of us acting all clever-like in someone else's brewery although, if you've looked at the previous brewday's photos, you may be bored of pictures of metal tanks and us clambering in and out of them by now...
So, on that note, enjoy these photos of our first brew at Little Ale Cart, Black No.1...
"Steel City in Crystal Malt shock"...
Dave mixing roast barley with sacks of LCMO
Dave measures out the grains for our mash
Fawcett's roast barley
Watching the grist go into the Mashtun
Dave waits for the Mashtun plate to be covered in liquor
Mashing in begins!
Mashing in Black No.1
The mash is stirred to eliminate hotspots
Gazza pretending to do some manual labour
Breakfast steak pie!
Dave and Gary of White Rose check the clarity of the first runnings
Gazza and Gary of White Rose sample the first runnings
Digging out the mash
Sacks of spent grain outside the brewery
Lighting the propane burners under the copper
The fermenter is cleaned prior to receiving the wort
Time for a cup of tea...
The fresh yeast is measured out
Dave adds the first addition of Admiral hops at "first-wort"
The underback in action filling the copper
Working hard, or hardly working? More tea...
The propane burners going for it!
Gazza adds the "flame-off" aroma hops, Admiral yet again...
then stirs the copper to wet them through
Checking the hopped wort comes from the paraflow at the correct temperature
"Guest brewer" John Bratley with the all-important yeast!
Our pitch of yeast about to go into the fermenter
Dave adds the yeast, and Black No.1 is born!
And, finally, we get to drink some... and yes, it's very black!!! (It was quoted as 10½ out of 10 for colour on the Dragon, Worcester's beer board!)
So, that's our third beer done! Look out for it at, as they say, "better free houses in your area"!