Monday, February 06, 2006

Brew Number 9: Peacock American Pale Ale

Christ! Two in a row.

Another CWB Wetpack, I was planning to take away on summer holidays, but got lazy and didn't have time. According to the country brewer this is meant to be a Little Creatures Pale Ale clone, but I found it a bit too heavy. Still a pretty good extract beer though. I'm currently building a mash tun and plan on moving to all grain brews pretty soon.

Peacock APA Recipie (Guesswork)
Peacock APA Actuals

(again, both of the above are PDFs)

Pictures to follow.

Brew Number 8: Weminuche Summer Ale

Have finally decided to get around to posting about my latest brews. Weminuche Summer Ale was made from a CWB Summer Wheat Wetpack, so the ingredients are more guesswork than anyting else. Not a bad drop for summer actually. I'll post pictures soon (promise).

Estimated Recipe
Brew Actuals

(both of the above are PDF's)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I finally found the search bar within Blogger at the top of the page and typed in Home Brewing. Got a couple of sites that look like preety good reads.

Laughing Ass Brewing
Needle Wheat Brewing
East Coast Brewing

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Good brewing post at Metafilter to check out.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Stone House Wheat Beer (Brew No. 7)

Started: 13th August 2005
Bottled: 3rd September 2005

Brewing Notes:
Ingredients:
1.7kg Wals Wheat Malt Extract
1kg Morgans Wheat Mealt Concentrate
500g Crystal grain
12g Hersbrucker Hops (4.2% A.A.)
6g Yeast

Yeast pitched at 22C
Hops added as finishing hops

Initial S.G.: 1.042
Final S.G.: 1.016
% Alc.: 4.4% v/v

Bottling Notes:
Priming problems again. Required reopening and addition of more priming sugar.

Tasting Notes:
Slightly fishy smell, but doesn't overpower the beer.
Malty flavour is slightly stonger than the hoping flavour. Could use more bittering hops next time or addition of some as bittering hops
Cloudy beer, but clarity is alright for a wheat.
Good carbonation after initial priming problems.

Good spring beer.

Stone House Wheat Beer (Brew No. 7)

Started: 13th August 2005
Bottled: 3rd September 2005

Brewing Notes:
Ingredients:
1.7kg Wals Wheat Malt Extract
1kg Morgans Wheat Mealt Concentrate
500g Crystal grain
12g Hersbrucker Hops (4.2% A.A.)
6g Yeast

Yeast pitched at 22C
Hops added as finishing hops

Initial S.G.: 1.042
Final S.G.: 1.016
% Alc.: 4.4% v/v

Bottling Notes:
Priming problems again. Required reopening and addition of more priming sugar.

Tasting Notes:
Slightly fishy smell, but doesn't overpower the beer.
Malty flavour is slightly stonger than the hoping flavour. Could use more bittering hops next time or addition of some as bittering hops
Cloudy beer, but clarity is alright for a wheat.
Good carbonation after initial priming problems.

Good spring beer.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Irish Red Ale

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Stone House Sweet Stout

Brew Number 4: Stone House Sweet Stout
Stone House Sweet Stout

Started: 7th April 2005
Bottled: 28th April 2004

Brewing Notes:
Ingredients:
3kg Light Dry Malt
500g 60L Crystal Malt
500g Black Roasted Grain
45g Ringwood Hop Pellets (9.9% alpha)
11.5g Safale S-04 Yeast

Yeast pitched at 25C

Initial S.G.: 1.060
Final S.G.: 1.015
% Alc. 6.1%

Bottling Notes:
As mentioned here, bulk priming problem due to wrong sugar. Reopened bottles and added priming sugar. Bottles then recapped

Tasting Notes:
Nice dark chocolate flavour and very full beer. Could possibly be slightly reduced, but not by much. Poor head initially, but developed well after another 2-3 weeks. Retention could be a bit better. Nicely hopped. Not overly bitter but with a nice aroma. Great winter beer.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Beer Bere Beer