Brew Day – Vanilla Cream Ale

It was time for something new…something light…something both refreshing and relaxing…and something for summer. It was time for a vanilla cream ale.

JT boiled up the water. Soon we added grain. Then we kept a mighty boil for an hour as the worty-goodness and hoppy smell filled the air. The color was perfect.

20120511_132327 Img_0907
We experimented with a double immersion chiller in an ice bath for the cool down. It seemed to speed up the chilling process greatly.

Img_0912 Img_0914

Here’s the final wort before we pitched the yeast.