Sunday, 20 June 2010

Turbo Cider 005 bottled

I bottled the Turbo Cider yesterday - priming with some honey dissolved in apple juice in the bottles. No gravity taken to start or afterwards. Bottled into Ikea flip top 1L bottles with a bit of headspace.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Beer 004 Kegged

After sitting quietly at 1012 for couple of days I siphoned the beer off into my new keg. I must say I prefer the kegging process over messing around with bottles. It's so much easier and cleaner and I'm able to do it by myself without very much trouble. I think this would be the first brew with virtually no wastage getting it out of the fermenter.

2010-06-10: Gravity: 1012, Kegged. Estimate: 3.8%

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Good long while since I brewed

It's been an age since I brewed, just didn't seem to get the time and couldn't really get into the spare room. But having gotten a keg for my birthday I am determined that I am not going to let it slide for quite so long again. I bought an extra fermenting bin, which I think will be reasonably useful just to have handy for carting water about, etc. Unfortunately my house isn't laid out in such a way that I can dedicate any real room to brewing.

I have chucked a brew on, again Coopers bitter with Geordie beer kit enhancer. Not sure what it will come out like because the tin is quite old. I also chucked a turbo cider on using some out of date apple juice that I have. I'm quickly getting that brewed for Peace in the Park, a local free festival. I plan to dissolve some honey in apple juice to sweeten it for bottling.