IPA-366

As seems to be a theme with both my brewing and blog posting, it’s been a good while since either have had had my attention. Stocks are very low though and with Christmas not that far away it’s time to recommission the brewery and get…

Double Black Forest Gateau

I brewed a lower strength version of my Black Forest Gateau recipe last year and recently came across the last couple of bottles.  It was always meant to be a bit bigger than the five and a half percent that it came out at, but…

Homebrew catchup

I haven’t managed to post a thing since Christmas, and even though I’ve managed to get a few brews through the fermenter I’ve not taken the opportunity to blog about it. So, this is a ‘year to date’ round up of the few beers to…

Brew #38 – American Amber Ale

It’s starting to get towards the end of March already and my brew count for 2015 stands at a big fat zero.  With my ‘house beer’ stocks starting to get rather low, it’s about time I dusted off the kit and got something brewing.  Today’s…

Brewday – Saisons in the Sun

Today is my final brewday of 2014, slightly delayed from the original planned date due to an ingredient mix up and various Christmas things.  It’s a second re-brew of my favourite beer from this year, a saison with a big citrus hop hit.  If I manage to get…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 2 – Funky Vermont

Having got day 1 out of the way finally,  it’s time for day 2 of the 12 Beers of Xmas.  As yet there’s no firm running order for the beers, but with it still technically being a ‘school night’ the big guns will have to…

Sour Times

A Berliner Weisse has been on my list of beers to brew for some time now, so with stocks of ‘normal’ beer up to an acceptable level again it’s time to experiment a little! There’s actually a reasonable amount of information available on the internet,…

Rye oh why?

I’ve had a bag of pale rye burning a hole in my malt store for a few months now, so it was time to make use of it and see what it does.  I threw some in the last brew but that was a bit…

“Use It Or Lose It (2014)”

Time for the first brew of 2014 and it’s a bit of a spring clean of the hop and grain stock pile.  Turns out I’ve been home brewing since 2009, according to the dates on some of the bags of grain! (EDIT – Not sure…

Kegerator build guide

Having finally managed to pull together all of the pieces for my kegerator project, yesterday became build day.  It turned out to be one of the simpler homebrew projects that I’ve undertaken, but I thought I’d write up a short ‘how to’ just in case…