That's right, it's been a whole month since that fateful day I made barley tea, boiled it with scummy hops, gazed into the abyss, cooled it in my sink, mixed five-fucking-gallons of sanitizer solution, and poured the stuff into a plastic Canadian Tire bucket to ferment under my kitchen table. It's been 2 weeks since..
Before getting into it, I have Words of Advice for first-time homebrewers: DO NOT try to siphon beer the hard way with a plain racking cane and hose. Don't be a pleb like me, thinking you can get away with regular siphoning. You will end up wanting to hang yourself with your own siphon hose...
... at least, I hope it's fermenting, and not just farming mold. Quick update to follow the previous homebrew post (five-fucking-gallons of SFBC “Alex Mack” Blonde Ale). Because there was so much room from the top (because I spilled some on the floor), I didn't expect to see any bubbling in the airlock / blow-off..
I'm going to try to not bore people. I'm sure any experienced homebrewer reading this will find lots of things.... funny. I don't want to say it was a disaster, but I was was thoroughly drained and demoralized when it was finally all done (like, 6 hours later). **Warning: F-bombs ahead** My last barrier /..