My computer is a dinosaur.
A couple of months ago, I was given the means to acquire a decent DSLR and some accessories to allow me to start shooting video in my spare time.
I put together a modest kit of accessories - somes basic lenses, a simple shoulder stabilizer and a flash for photography. Basically, I wanted something to allow me to practice what I learn in school on my spare time, with my own projets, my own ideas and my own time. It’s a good opportunity to improve and have fun with it, outside of the regular time constraints of school.
Yesterday was Canada Day and the « Mister » and I decided to brew our second batch of beer using all grain. Our first try was a bit disappointing. We were new at it, and hadn’t figured out the right amounts of water and grain to get a full batch. This time around, we ended up getting a batch about equivalent to what we used to get on our extract batches. All in all, a success. I’m looking forward to trying our new I.P.A in several weeks.
One of the nice things about all grain brewing is that you end up with all this spent grain you can use to make delicious, delicious bread. Spent grain is the grain that’s left after you’ve drained the wort from the mash, and it adds awesome texture and flavour to bread. And if you think about it, brewing and baking go hand in hand; both use grains and yeast, and both require knowledge of the ingredients and methods to be successful.
Last time, I made 6 loaves of really dense and flavourful bread, using a recipe I found online.
This time, I decided to try something a little different, and I wasn’t as successful.