Friday, 28 December 2012

Beer #25 & #26 update

I did think number 26 was going to be for the sink too, as it had quite a difficult ferment and in the end finished very high. I tried a bottle after a month and it was undrinkable sweet water. Because time heals all wounds in homebrew I decided just to leave it another month and then feed it to Daz, who pronounced it fine. Not the world's greatest beer, but certainly drinkable.

Beer 25, the red ale, on the other hand, after 2 months was a lovely balanced hoppy beauty. If anything the initial shock of the hops had worn off somewhat, perhaps it could have done with some dry hopping. But still, a very good beer.

Beer #27 - Ruined

Unfortunately for one reason or another (mainly my illness of the past few weeks) this beer ended up sat in primary for way too long. When I went to check it when I was able there were clear signs of infection on top, so the lot got tipped down the drain. Not a happy job.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Beer #27 - Christmas Wheat

I decided to get a brew in quickly once the no-chill cubes arrived. Because I don't have a massive stock of beer available at the moment I wanted something that will turn around quickly, so settled on a repeat of the Wheatherder recipe with a bit of festive spice added.

  • 2kg Pilsen
  • 1.75kg Wheat Malt
  • 500g Oats
  • 30g Saaz @ 60
  • 20g Bobek @ 10
  • 200g mixed peel @ 10
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder @ 10

Came out at 1054. Yeast not pitched, but will be W06.