Sunday, 24 April 2011

Xmas Brew Fermentation

The Xmas Ale has fermented out at 8%.


It could be a very merry Xmas.

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Location:Leicester,United Kingdom

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Xmas Brewing Day 3

Yeast pitched, work over for today.

Jingle Bells!



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Xmas Brewing Day 2

We got it all in - just.


We've also got Phil doing the sparging.

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Xmas Brewing Day

Brewing a stronger beer uses a lot more grain.


Will it all fit in the mash tun?

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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mini Kegs

I bought 4 mini kegs for a brew I did with Matt & his friend, Lavin.


It was a lot quicker than bottling but should still provide a smaller quantity of beer (5 litres) which should be drinkable before it goes off.

I'll report on condition, wastage, how long it lasts & how easy it is to reuse them when I know (I only kegged it today).

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Symposium 2 April 2011

The evening went well, even though the space was limited.



And we celebrated Paul Wood's birthday a day early with cake & beer.


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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Testing, Testing

The brew has been settling overnight so it's time to check it's not vinegar.



It pours like Guinness but settles after a few minutes to a beige coloured head with a black body.

It doesn't taste like Guinness however. A smooth drink with almost spicy notes.

It is a mild so everything is understated but there are subtle hints of chocolate & bitterness.

It does slip down very easily & it's deceptively strong.

It should provide the lubrication for another pleasant evening.

See you later.

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Location:Craighill Rd,Leicester,United Kingdom