Sunday, March 18, 2012


Must have had the cleanest brewday and the yeast is already pitched... usually start later and end up pitching the yeast after 9pm.

The investment in the fermentation fridge has taken its toll on the cost per pint graph, but the last two brews have been using up ingredients so have helped minimise the damage to the graph.

Brewday on

This brewday is going to use up a lot of ingredients, 25kg of Maris Otter is now empty only have 500g of crystal and less than about 350g of cara gold.
After this I'll only have Willamette/Hallertau Hersbucker hops in the freezer.
And I'll only have 1 protfloc tablet left.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

An uneventful bottling day- 2 mini kegs an 29 bottles.... this was tasting good when tasting the gravity samples so looking forward to this one. Gathered the yeast slurry to go forward for the next brewday.

This was the first brew where starting to cut back on the amount of pre-boil sterilisation. The beer coming out the fermentation bin was the clearest yet- so things looking good. To make things easier for next brewday I've invested a couple of quid in a mash paddle and modified the inner lauter tun to let a temperature probe to feed through the side of the buket to avoid the wire from catching the sparge arm.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

First brew for 2012

A respin of the Gold Goose but this time using Green Bullet for the bittering hop, with Willamette and Hallertau Hersbrucker. Thinking back I'm not sure if I prefer Glacier over Willamette but having 150g of Willamette in the freezer means the next few 2-3 will use Willamette.

I am in the process of converting the brewing software from a collection of python scripts, which then became a web interface until getting an android tablet and was a raw python xmlrpc server for an android client (with pickles), and not moving towards a google-appengine/sql xmlrpc server for the android client.