Early morning ale-making! . The ale (bottom, in the glass container) which contains malted rye and oats, home-cultured yeast and water, is being strained through a colander before bottling for a short second ferment. The bowl on the left is of spent grain – this will be mixed with flour to make a bread. . There are more pictures (including one of my hubby’s dressing gown – it really was morning!) in my story. . And I finally got round to writing up my ancestral beer adventures so far. Read all about it via the ‘Medieval Ale in a Modern Kitchen’ link under the articles section of my profile.