Archive for the 'Beer' Category

Witbeer (Coriander and Orange) – Blackrock

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

1×1.7kg Blackrock Coriander and Orange Kit 1×1.5kg CBW Bavarian Wheat Liquid Malt 1x11g Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast 1x.25tsb Citric Acid 200g Dry Corn Syrup 23L Water OG: 1.042 FG: (target: 1.014 – ~4%abv)   Shooting for a refreshing belgian style wit beer. Will add another 0.25 tsb citric acid at bottling time, top just […]

Rasputin’s Betrothed – Brewing 14 Feb 2015 (Russian Imperial Stout).

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

So I’ve had an idea to make a RIS and age it for a bit in a barrel previously housed some Kellermeister Wild Witch, but before I get up to seeing if I can’t come to some agreement with Markus that I better get in a bit of practice making them. So kicked off with […]

Home Brew Oct 14 – Hop Slam (UK)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

This brew is shooting to be a UK style IPA with an overt hoppy character. Ferment Ingredients: 1.7kg tin Thomas Cooper IPA 1.5kg time Morgans Extra Pale Malt 200gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 45gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets 11gm Nottingham Ale Yeast Dry Hop: 25gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets Method: Slow boil the Bramling cross […]

Fruit Salad Ale Homebrew Oct 2014

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Today I put down a “Fruit Salad Ale” derived from a recipie on the Coopers home brew site. I did things a little differently. The ingredients were: 1x 1.7kg Coopers Australian Pale Ale Can 1x 1.5kg Morgans Extra Pale Malt Extract Can 150gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 20gm Amarillo Hops 20gm Citra Hops 20gm Cascade […]

Trial Stout #1 – July 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This trial stout is to make a rich stout, with less than usual bitterness to see if it suits the wifes palate – still desiring heaps of chocolate/coffee/toffee up front but without the bitter finish (that I love). Ingredients: 1.7kg tin – Coopers (Thomas Coopers Irish Stout) 1.5kg – Dark Liquid Malt Extract 200gm – […]

M&D “The Uncle Fred” Stout – Special Reserve (22 June 2014)

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Laid this one down on 22/June to keep the laundry company while a heater was used to dry out due to a slow drip from the washing machine. 18.6L of Wort (over shot the filling by 3%) 3KG of ESB “Extra Special Stout” kit + 200gm of simpson chocolate malt (2L water/200g/20min), the starting gravity […]

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. […]

SatireWire | Australia Gets Drunk, Wakes Up in North Atlantic

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

SatireWire | Australia Gets Drunk, Wakes Up in North Atlantic Quite an amusing article. I think in some respects this sums up Australia :P, I would actually like to see something like this happen 😀