Wash my clothes by hand? No thanks. Hang them to dry? Nope. Churn my own butter? No way. Tighten that screw? Where’s my drill. Vacuum? Get busy roomba. Brew some beer? Ok, absolutely! Priorities, right? A friend of mine has been brewing his own beer, and he invited me to come help him today. It is a lot of hard work, but it’s pretty fun, and certainly rewarding! This picture is right near the start of the process, this is called malting, which is basically cooking the malted barley to make the wort.