Archive for May, 2014

Capital Wines (CD Tasting Notes April 2014)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Capital Wines: The cellar door while pretty is quite a dark affair. The food is good and eating out under the marquee is pleasant. Any comments regarding tastes reflect the thoughts of the person I was driving around, if not indicated that I tasted. [ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = […]

Affleck Wines – (23 Apr – CD tour)

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

[ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = Tasted W = Wishlist for another day (most of the wines are want’s at some point but given limited budgets, the ones I really want to come back and grab a couple of).   Riesling 2013 [S+W]:  Chalky shite flowers, Pear Apple combo on […]

Home Brew May 2014 – Dutch Lager

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Mangrove Jacks Dutch Lager kit CBW Pilsen Light pure malt extract W34/70 Lager Yeast SG 1.042   Currently the wort is at 24C, will rehydrate and pitch the yeast tomorrow morning, hopefully it will have cooled to the ~12C range.

Homebrew April/May 2014 – Stout w/ grain.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

This morning I bottled my stout, made from an ESB 3kg “extra special stout” kit and 200gm of chocolate malt grain. It’s been in the fermenter for 16 days and spent the last 5 days at a specific gravity of 1.018 I am a little concerned by the last as I was expecting ~1.012-1.014 range, […]

Home Brew May 2014 – Pilsner

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Just put down a Pilsner to begin ferment in the lovely mid autumn Canberra weather. Using the following: Yeast S-189 Pilsner/German Lager Morgans Golden Saaz Pilsner kit CBW Pilsen Light pure malt extract   The specific gravity was 1.043 and is now sitting in the shed to ferment for the next 2 – 3 weeks. […]