Today was the big day. Of course, I still have no idea if this beer will come out okay or be drinkable or if the yeast will activate and start chomping through all of the delicious sugars BUT I did it. I boiled water, mixed in some stuff and made my first homebrew. I have a lot of questions for people that I’ll ask separately but I wanted to let pictures tell the story.

My Home Brewing Kits
The two kits I picked up. Today, we brewed the Weizenbier.
1st HomeBrew - Boiling Water
Bringing the water to boil. My kettle hangs over the burner which ended up denting the kettle at high temps
1st HomeBrew - Boil
Raising Temp. Aiming for close to 100 Celcius
1st HomeBrew - Some Supplies
Hops, Instructions, Star San and an SN Hoptimum
1st HomeBrew - Reviewing Instructions
Reviewing Instructions
1st HomeBrew - The extract
Heating up my Extract to help pouring
Homebrewing
Homebrewing
1st HomeBrew - Stirring
Checking the water temp
1st HomeBrew - Adding Extract
Adding Extract
1st HomeBrew - Adding Extract
Still Adding Extract
1st HomeBrew - Adding Extract
Still Adding Extract
1st HomeBrew - Adding Extract
Still Adding Extract
1st HomeBrew - Adding Extract
Getting every last drop
1st HomeBrew - Stirring
Stirring the Wort
1st HomeBrew - Adding Hops
Adding the first ounce of hops
1st HomeBrew - The Break
Seeing the Wort "Break"
1st HomeBrew - The Break
Seeing the Wort "Break"
1st HomeBrew - Last Boil
Enjoying another beer as the beer boils
1st HomeBrew - Cooling the Wort
Ice Bath to Cool the Wort (Need to buy a wort chiller)
1st HomeBrew - Cooling the Wort
Temp is slowly dropping
1st HomeBrew - Siphoning
Siphoning
1st HomeBrew - Siphoning
Siphoning
1st HomeBrew - Wort in the Carboy
Filling the Carboy with Wort then Adding 2.5 gallons of water.
1st HomeBrew - Wort in the Cellar
Carboy is in my cellar for the next week

That was a LOT of fun! I got to spend my Saturday outside drinking beers and brewing some beer. Tons of fun. I’m going to brew the Double IPA tomorrow! So stoked. Thanks everyone online for the help and feedback.