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OG 8 – The Landlord

After losing the SBH and having a big barbecue, stocks have been looking low. Originaly I’d planned a parti-gyle for the end of this cycle of brewing, but being short of a best I decided a lower risk strategy was … Continue reading

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Supermassive Black Hole – The collapse

Losing beer is always a tragedy, but to lose it all over the kitchen floor because your keg has cracked is particularly crushing. Suffice to say I don’t think I’ll be buying another King Keg. Shame really, as the brew … Continue reading

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Weekend Brewing – OG 7 – Supermassive Black Hole

The second day of brewing got me to the brew I’d had planned. Originally I’d sketched out an IPA for this slot in the schedule, but that ended up becoming the King in Yellow for G. This also left me … Continue reading

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Weekend Brewing – Malt Miller Extract

This last weekend ended up involving quite a bit of brewing. In a recent email to the oxford brewers mailing list Rob the Malt Miller sent out a request for people to test some new malt extract, having volunteered a … Continue reading

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Guest Brew – King In Yellow

Over the last year or so plenty of people have helped me drink my beer, but to date no-one’s got involved in the actual brewing. I have, however offered various friends access to the brewery and today G took up … Continue reading

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Main Sequence results

After the fun and games boiling this brew the ferment proved to be uneventful, if rapid. The main ferment was all done in a week, though it rested for another till I had time to deal with it. The FG … Continue reading

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All Grain 7 – Main Sequence revisited

The last year or so has seen me attempt 6 brews or varying styles, so for number 7 I decided to look back to the first bitter I made and attempt to deal with the mistakes I made during that … Continue reading

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All Grain 6 – Superluminal Neutrino Lager

Once the brew fridge was working I needed a brew that would benefit from it. A lager was the obvious choice, but rather than a full blown Pilsner or German lager, with the complex mashing schedules that go with it … Continue reading

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Brew Fridge

While I am a hardened bitter drinker, my other half prefers lager. Over the last few years I’ve done a few lager kits for her, with the most successful being the Coopers Mexican Cervesa. Indeed the last kit I did … Continue reading

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All Grain 6 – Spitfire-ish

I’m rather partial to a pint of Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire, so it seems like a reasonable isea to try and clone it. There are a couple of recipes around on the internet, so I pretty much just swiped one of … Continue reading

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