Tuesday, 30 September 2014

BAD Apple Day

Last Sunday was apple pressing day for the BAD group.  There was a good turnout but I was too busy to sort out Blogger to post on here.

Better late than never, here are the photos.








Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Racking

It's taken a while to ferment out but it tastes like a half decent best bitter. And some members of the BAD group won't be disappointed by the accidental ABV.


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Saturday, 20 September 2014

GCR Beer Festival 3

I'm now at Quorn. Mainly for the Double Top Old Stoneface. It's a 6% treacle stout, slightly astringent, rich & mysterious as it should be. And there's s mini steam & heritage transport rally for sad geeks like me.


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GCR Beer Festival

The first beer, Titanic Black Ice. Good grapefruit hopping but a little thin & lacking in stout characteristics. Not bad for 4.1% ABV.


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GCR Beer Festival

One of us has turned up. It's a nice way to read the paper, with a steam train & a pint or two.


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Friday, 19 September 2014

Spontaneous Fermentation

A celebration of environmental yeast, Lambic beer & sourdough bread. A winning combination & it makes me look forward to my upcoming trip to Bruges.


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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Brewing Day Post Script

It's looking lively. We have fermentation.


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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Brewing Day 2

We've finished now. The yeast is pitched & we've naughtily bumped up the OG to 1050.


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Brewing Day 1

Sparging is now happening. The beer is based on a Cotleigh Tawney Bitter recipe & my RSPB clock has just played a Tawney Owl call.


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