Mango IPA – Home Brew with Mango Puree
Feb11

Mango IPA – Home Brew with Mango Puree

After my last beer experiment, trying to make a grapegruit IPA with grapefruit extract, I thought my next beer should be something far more tropical, as I do love the huge fruity IPA’s like the stunning Cloudwater DIPA series of beers. The grapefruit extract beer didn’t quite come out how I wanted, possibly just too high a dosage, or it just makes for a slightly chemical taste.  It wasn’t a bad beer, just...

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Home Brewer Gets Beer in Tescos as Brewdog Champion
Jan26

Home Brewer Gets Beer in Tescos as Brewdog Champion

HOMEBREW HERO: WINNER OF BREWDOG’S BREW OFF SEES BEER LAUNCH IN BARS AND TESCO STORES NATIONWIDE – BrewDog has crowned self-confessed foodie and Dublin-born Tom Doyle as its very first #HomeBrewDog champion – Doyle’s winning brew, Tropic Thunder, will be sold in all 30 UK BrewDog bars and across Tesco nationwide – A rich stout loaded with chocolate, mocha and orange, BrewDog will also release the award-winning recipe...

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New Brew, Grapefruit Citrus IPA
Dec27

New Brew, Grapefruit Citrus IPA

I drink a lot of Cloudwater beers, especially now the Stoneworks bar in Peterborough has opened and providing us with many of the Cloudwater DIPA v6/7/8/9/10 treats, plus lots of great keg and bottles from them.  I like the way Cloudwater are quite honest with ingredients on their bottles, showing that they not only use a lot of hops, but that they a) use hop extracts for bitterness and dry hopping, but that they also use sugars to...

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Brewday; Scary Pale
May21

Brewday; Scary Pale

Another brew – just the 2nd of 2016.  My last brew is in the keg and tastes pretty good.  Hints of orange, decent amount of hop. Scary Pale American Pale Ale (10 A) Type: All Grain Batch Size: 21.00 l Boil Size: 25.06 l Boil Time: 70 min End of Boil Vol: 22.72 l Final Bottling Vol: 19.00 l Equipment: Braumeister 20l Efficiency: 75.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 80.4 % Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU 2.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer...

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First Brew of 2016; 3C Zesty APA
Apr08

First Brew of 2016; 3C Zesty APA

Another 3C APA American Pale Ale (10 A) Type: All Grain Batch Size: 21.00 l Boil Size: 24.73 l Boil Time: 60 min End of Boil Vol: 22.72 l Final Bottling Vol: 20.00 l Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Date: 09 Apr 2016 Brewer: Krispy Equipment: Braumeister 20l Efficiency: 75.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 80.4 % I’ve not brewed for a few months, due to may reasons – so time to break out the ton of hops I bought pre Xmas and make...

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New Brew; Vic Secret Dark Amber IPA
Aug02

New Brew; Vic Secret Dark Amber IPA

With my first summer beer brewed with my new SS Brewtech FTSS cooling system in the keg, I decided to back to back kegging Saturday with a brew day Sunday.  I actually probably rushed my last beer by a week – it wasn’t clear enough going into the keg – but as I’d run out of home brew, and knew I had another to go straight after, I thought I’d try and get away with just 14 days in the fementor. I’ll...

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