Sunday, October 24, 2010

yeast is doing there thing.

Having a clear window in the lid is nice and comforting.... and been able to monitor temperatures is pretty useful too.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

all finished for a couple of weeks

Pretty uneventful brew day today... no broken kettles and pretty close to temperatures mist of the day (the digital thermometer definitely helped)

All grain number 2 put away to ferment... cleaning can wait until tomorrow.

Think its time to sample one of the first all grain now.
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sparging sugary goodness from the grain

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Friday, October 22, 2010


Now have everything needed for a brew day
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

lots of hops and grain - recent shopping list

10kg Maris otter
1kg crystal
500g biscuit
100g hallertau
100g saaz
100g challenger
100g willamette
100g northdown
100g cascade
S-33 yeast
S-04 yeast
Nottingham ale yeast
Burton water crystals
Raspberry extract

And some left over glacier and hallertau hops

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

All Bottled Up

The first all grain is now all bottled up and ready for conditioning.
I'm going to wait a little while before giving the beer a name. If it's a winner then I'll probably name it "Suffolk Stock" as it will be the base which is adapted to make other brews from. 

Already have started buying ingredients to try a Bass Clone next, the price at Worcester Hop Shop is pretty impressive.... now have a stock of challenger, cascade and northdown hops (as well as Glacier and Hallertau left over in the freezer).