To go along with our all-organic ingredients, I also began reading Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer by Amelia Slayton Loftus. You'll notice that the individually wrapped packages on the table aren't the most sustainable, so as we get better at this and begin designing our own recipes, we can begin buying in bulk and reduce waste. Maybe someday we'll even grow our own hops!
The brewing process went much smoother this second time. We had a better idea of what we were doing and planned ahead better, with clean water to use for adding to the wort and plenty of ice for cooling the wort after brewing. Perhaps next time we'll try something more complicated!
Later this week, I'll post recipes for kimchi I made recently, as well as sourdough pizza dough, so talk to you then!