Sunday, 23 December 2012

Xploding Xmas Beer 4

The head disappeared


It is a bit of a short measure but there is a reasonable quantity to drink.

After all the fuss, is it worth it?

There are some interesting flavours & a pretty bitter finish but it's neither fantastic nor off, either of which would have probably been a more appropriate result.

Why not post how you get on?

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Xploding Xmas Beer 3

I tried to get a screwdriver under the seal to vent the extra pressure but with no success.

I took the beer outside for safety.

I flipped the top and looked away.

The beer fizzed out & over my fingers but no Big Bang.


I quickly got it in a jug. OK it's all head but I only lost a few drops on the lawn.

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Xploding Xmas Beer 2

It's in the sink looking menacing


It's at this point that I realise that priming is a term for adding a little sugar to bring beer into condition AND an extra charge to make the bomb explode.

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Xploding Xmas Beer

After John Dzelme redecorated his kitchen & JD managed to serve Chris while she was upstairs, I decided to take precautions before I opened my first bottle.


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Friday, 21 December 2012

BAD Christmas 2

While JD is partying on his own in the Swan & Rushes.


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BAD Christmas

A pint in the Kings Head.


There are 6 BAD boys & girls here.

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Cider Update

The cider has been maturing quietly by itself.


I racked it at the weekend & boosted its ABV.

It was not as sharp as last year but will benefit from more time.

We drank it at Easter last year (Good Friday, 6 April 2012) so there is plenty of time for it to mature.

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