Friday, 15 February 2013

Christmas ale

Well I must you, I was almost disappointed at the anti climax, I popped the lid of the bottle in the garden with my jug ready and nothing happened! Just a normal bottle of beer for me.

Cheers,

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Perfect Pint?

Last year's Xmas beer almost certainly isn't it. But with a bit of care it certainly can look pretty.


Be brave, use a large jug & drink it.

Whatever you do I still need the bottles for next years brew.

On that topic, I've just tested it & it's fermented out to 6%.

Merry Xmas 2013.

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

John Pritchard's Guinness

Despite a number of invitations, John never collected his Guinness. I thought I had better check it was still OK before I contacted him again.


Considering how lively it was when it was conditioning there was no fizz when I opened the bottle.

I did get a good head on it though.

The head didn't last long but there is still a slight prickle of carbonation.

It has that bitter, almost burnt hit of the real black stuff & a thick texture with a pleasant smokey finish.

Considering we just ran off a few bottles 11 weeks ago I think this is an unexpected treat.

And John, if you're reading this, I have the other 2 bottles still available.

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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Xmas Beer Brewing Day 3

Yeast pitched


Done by half four. We are getting efficient at this.

Roll on Christmas. Let's hope it's not too explosive.

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Xmas Beer Brewing Day 2

Sparging time


There's only two of us but we just about know what we are doing.

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Xmas Beer Brewing Day

We're mashing


It's based on a recipe for Gales HSB.

So far, so good.

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