Friday, June 21, 2013

Back To Basics update

I have been pretty terrible about updating this project, probably because I start brewing late in the day and by the time I’m done I really don’t feel like talking to the internet about it. But things have been going rather well, I brewed an Irish stout for St. Patrick’s Day which turned out about as well as I could have hoped, certainly got good reviews from the people who tried it. I currently have a Belgium Whit in the fermenter ready to go into bottles (something I haven’t done for years now), which has gone from brew through fermentation without a hitch (aside from taking longer than I expected but I find I have that issue a lot when I use Belgium ale yeast). If I can find my notes I’ll post a recipe soon.

Even without posting too much about this I would say that back to basics has been somewhat of a success, and it’s easy to see why. By paying close attention to the process, sanitation at all phases, taking good notes, and generally being attentive to the process I get better results.

My next batch will be blueberry honey which I will try to brew sooner rather than later. This has been one of my most popular beers and is a bit complicated, bringing in fruit and honey to the brew both of which have the potential to complicate things. The next batch I’m thinking will be my horseman’s ale which has turned out well exactly once, I will be playing with the recipe and hopefully I can get this working again for me.


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