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Long Time Gone

Brewing has had a bit of a hiatus, and the blog has had a longer one. Before I had shut it all down so we could pack the house up I’d had a chunk of time off anyway, but I … Continue reading

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Brews of Summer

It’s been a slow summer brew-wise, but I did manage to do 2, a Lager and a best bitter. Recipes are below: OG 15 – Main Sequence IIa Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio Pale Malt 5 EBC 7 lbs. … Continue reading

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OG 14 – Quasi-Stellar Object

Spring is upon us, and here’s a beer that should be suitable for it: Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio Pale Malt 5 EBC 4 lbs. 13.5 oz 2200 grams 50% Oat Flakes 2.5 EBC 0 lbs. 7.0 oz 200 … Continue reading

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OG13 – The Dark Side of the Moon

Back in the summer I brewed up a black IPA, which I called Supermassive Black Hole. As a brew is showed great promise, before the bottom of the King Keg it was in split and emptied iself over the kitchen … Continue reading

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Diacetyl

Brewing never ceases to be a learning experience. The most recent lesson was beware the perils of diacetyl. Crux finished fermenting inside a week, so I crash chilled it then kegged it in a cornie. A few days later, when … Continue reading

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2 in a Row OG11 and 12

I won’t dwell on OG11, it’s essentially a replay of the Superluminal Neutrino lager I did earlier in the year. The one notable bit was that I cropped the Saflager S-23 yeast. This left me with a decent amount of … Continue reading

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OG10 – Crux

My birthday brought with it lots of vouchers to spend with Rob the Malt Miller. This time I’ve gone a bit mad with hops and have a whole load of new ones to try. I have also gone Cornie, so … Continue reading

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Disaster update

Well it’s been a bad couple of months with brewing here. First the TTLL clone went very bad indeed, then my main sequence suffered a similar fate. Both seem to have been afflicted by the curse of an overheated ferment, … Continue reading

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OG9 A New Main Sequence

This is a bit of a user upper and an attempt to actually get some beer in stock, after recent disasters. Nothing clever or complex with this one. The recipe looks like: Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio Pale Malt … Continue reading

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Disaster!

Seems the brewing gods finally turned against me this summer. First there was the black IPA tide that flowed through the kitchen (I still owe my wife several new pairs of shoes), and now I have been stuck with a … Continue reading

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