November 22, 2009 – Beer and Soap Day

This afternoon we went over to Morning Sun Farm to make soap and beer. It was set up as a nice learning experience for me, as I saw two important steps in beer brewing – the initial ingredient mixing and cooking, and the bottling of a batch previously prepared up to the bottling stage.

The final product – waiting in the bottles.

Some of the supplies all ready to go..

One of the last steps – siphoning into clean bottles. I did not attempt to get a step-by-step accounting of the process, but just walk through it.

At the same time as the beer brewing was happening, a couple of batches of home-made soap were mixed and poured – here’s the results of one batch cut and curing. These bars will sit for at least a couple of months before use.

one year ago…”Stringtown Grocery Visit”