I'll confess an unsurprising fact here - I am of the hope that I can hand down brewing as a tradition to my children. I think that it would be great fun to share brewdays with them, and to swap beers with them once they are grown. My kids are all very cool people, and I hope to remain relevant in their lives long after they have moved out and started families of their own. My little boys (currently ages seven, five, and three) all enjoy helping out to various degrees, but the older kids (ages eighteen and sixteen) have not been particularly interested.
But I digress. This would be Caleb's first batch of beer to brew; sadly, he would have me overseeing the process, which regular readers of this blog know means that things would almost certainly go less than smoothly.
Early on, I had planned to have him brew a full five gallon batch, but I honestly did not have the fermentors handy for this. I then looked seriously at having him do a simple, small extract batch... but darn it, I love working with all grain (and extract is expensive!). I finally settled on a nine liter batch that we would do as a BIAB on the stovetop. We would then split this into six 1.5 liter...
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