The Sky's Gone Out - Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA
Finally dragged myself out of the "can't be arsed" fug I was in. Needless to say the Sabro Golden Ale didn't materialise. So, I decided to take a trip down controversial street and brew a Black IPA. I really struggled to find good points of...
American Amber Ale taste notes
Not doing a great job of keeping up with this log. The American Amber has been in the keg and drinking for a couple of weeks now. Taste notes:-
Aroma - Pleasant pronounced citrus aroma akin to a pale ale. More hop forward than malt forward but in balance. No...
1. Small village NR Malmesbury
2. Royal Wotton Bassett
9. Small village NR Petersfield
When I write it down its surprising how many places I have lived. I have genuinely loved them all except Taunton. Fortunately I...
Semi finals of the last world cup, finals of the Euros - why would you get rid of one of our most successful managers?
Sure we have had a bad nations league but this has been used to experiment with new players - sadly, that hasn't worked and the players brought in haven't been able to make...
I have a propane heated 3V system and a Brewzilla. My thoughts in no particular order are.
-The Brewzilla is quicker to set up and to clean which shortens the brewday.
-The 3V system takes up more space but you could start with 2V and use the same vessel as your HLT and kettle. I did this for...
I am really pleased with how it turned out. The taste was how imagined it when I designed the recipe. Interestingly, I didn't pick up on the hint of diacetyl. next time I brew it I might need to adjust my d rest slightly.
Tasting notes for the Saazzy Biatch Czech Pilsner. These are the opinions of another brewer, but they are in line broadly with mine.
Rich sweet grainy malt, maybe a touch of diacetyl. Clean lager yeast with no unwanted fruity esters. Restrained herbal / floral hop aroma. 8...
Right. Today I kegged the American Amber Ale. Tasted the dregs out of the FV and first impressions are that while the malt backbone is what I was aiming for, the hops may be a little restrained. Tis too early to tell for sure.
Ooooff. That was tough to take Thursday. Well done Sunderland. Good luck to Mansfield in the L2 play off final. Sadly the actions of a number of Port Vale fans have tarnished my view on them as a club.
Thanks @Hazelwood Brewery, that is a really good point on the dry hopping affecting the FG and body. I will definitely brew this again (or at least a variant of it) because its the closest I've come to a NEIPA that maintains flavour and appearance over the life of the keg. I will have a play...
Trying to catch up on this - I hadn't realised I have done no tasting notes for the Pilsner or the user-upper bitter I brewed. That will have to wait for another day.
American Amber brew day (01 May 2022)
For my next brew, I wanted to start to broaden my brew styles out happened upon the...
Amazing day in League 2 yesterday. FGR snatched the league title after Exeter lost at home. Somehow the Gas ended up third after putting 7 past Scunthorpe and overturning the goal difference to Northampton. Play offs for them, Mansfield, Port Vale and us. We won our 4th game on the spin 3-0 at...