Finally got around to putting a mead on today. Decided to try out the JAO mead which I found on Aussiehomebrewer, I’ve also quoted the article below. I guess we’ll see in a minimum of two months what it’s like. For a 5 litre demijohn ——————————- 1.6kg honey (never boiled or lose the taste and aromas) (if… Read More »
Here’s a photo of two yeast starters I have done up for the recent double batch brew day I had. The yeast which was re-cultured from a slant (age unknown, but most likely around 18 months) is a White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch and should compliment the ‘Almost an Alt’ recipe which is awaiting fermentation sitting in cubes… Read More »
After reading many a good word on the Aussiehomebrewer forum I decided it was high time I followed through and brewed up Ross’s (from Craftbrewer) Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale as this years first brew.
A few brew days ago I took some updated snaps of various points in the day. Some new shots of my taps as well as the brewing process.
I thought I would write up a little about ‘my brewery’. Now obviously this is my hobby and not a commercial brewery but quite often in the homebrewing world we name our breweries for fun, and, well, at the end of the day we are doing just what the commercial guys do – just on a smaller scale.… Read More »
My studies are complete and part of that was a radio assignment – naturally on beer! Through various resources I managed to get in contact and have talks with Paul Mercurio – cookbook author and beer enthusiast, Richard Watkins – head brewer at the Wig and Pen and Colin Marshall – owner of Brew your own at home.… Read More »
With the last drops of my Anzac Ale poured a few days ago it’s almost time to brew again, this time I am designing and brewing an English Bitter. I’m after a ‘house ale’ that I can keep on tap and enjoy more often and it’s quite possible an English Bitter will fill those needs. I’m basing this… Read More »
In today’s class (Radio) we listened to different styles of radio shows. While two were similar to a traditional interview style albeit in a more conversational, friendly and relaxed demeanor the third style really intrigued me. We’ve listened to them in a previous lesson and since then I have actually subscribed to their podcast but once again I… Read More »