Saturday, 25 April 2009

Cider 004 - Still Fizzing a little

The cider had settled down last night so I chucked most of a litre of apple juice into it. About an hour later it had fizzed and foamed again. This afternoon sees it settled down again, with a small amount if fizzing with my ear stuck to the FV.

2009-04-25: Gravity: 1006

Beer 003 - Finshed?

Beer 003 still has some foam on the top but has dropped to 1012. Will take another reading tomorrow.

2009-04-25: Gravity: 1012

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Beer 002 - Two months after bottling

Opened a bottle of Beer 002, now just over two months from bottling. It's definitely improved with age. I still maintain that it won't win any awards, but it's drinkable and that's the main thing.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Turbo Cider 004 - Pineapple

I decided to mix it up a little and started a batch of TC with 3L Sainsburys apple juice and 1L Princes pineappple juice, again using Youngs wine yeast.

2009-04-19: Pitched 4L (3 AJ/1 Pineapple), Gravity: 1050

Beer 003 - Coopers Bitter + Geordie Beerkit Enhancer

In a very rushed bit of brewing, which i hope comes out OK, I got this kit on.

2009-04-19: Pitched, Gravity: 1044

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Beer 002 & Cider 003

Beer 002 certainly wasn't too much of a success in comparison to version 001. Saying that though, it is drinkable, just not really nice. That being said, I haven't had any for a couple of weeks so it might have matured a bit more.

Cider 003, disappeared without hitting the sides when we had people round a few weeks ago. They said it made them feel very silly.

Finally... round to getting the makings of another brew. What with visitors and starting work and the allotment, I simply haven't had time to sort a brew out. I had been thinking about trying some extract brews, but I've chickened out for the moment and gone with a Coopers bitter kit (with beerkit enhancer). Hopefully I'll get that on and brewing at the weekend.

I've also shifted the desk out of the small room and upstairs into the bedroom, leaving the small room free for my brewing antics.