Beer #47

Beer number 47 is a wet hopped cream ale (wet hopping is simply using fresh hops that haven't been dried). Had to pick probably 4-7 days early due to an incoming storm with possible high winds and hail. Survived a hail storm a few days earlier and didn't want to risk another.
My plants are young, so I didn't get much, only 6 ounces, but should be just enough for this one batch. Lame, I know.
Cooking the cereal mash... Meanwhile, the 6-row malt is going through it's first rest.
Cereal mash then added to the mash tun for the second rest. Note the high-tech Home Depot cooler.
While it ferments, I'll be working on layouts and lettering for Ralph Snart #8.
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Marc Hansen
Marc Hansen
Cartoonist and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Weird Melvin and Doctor Gorpon. Hansen has done most of his work for NOW Comics, but has also done work for Marvel, Disney and Kitchen Sink Press.

Ralph Snart Adventures was published from 1986-1993 by now defunct NOW Comics, and was the longest running comic in the entire NOW catalog, selling an average of 50,000 copies a month during that nine year period. Over two million comics were published, and it was also one of the first indy comics to receive the Comic Code.

Today, Marc Hansen publishes Ralph Snart Adventures as an ebook on a sporadic basis. Current issues are available on his webstore. Keep up with Ralph Snart on Twitter.