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  1. steamy

    First time brewer, well, first time since 1993

    Just had first bottle. If i say so myself it's (more by luck than judgement) really nice. Green hop beer my first brew; very very hoppy, tiny bit hazy, (hop oil?) good foamy head, slight sweetness, i really am chuffed. Not sure how to add a picture and i only have a small glass in the digs...
  2. steamy

    What are you drinking tonight.

    My first bottle of my first brew in years! And... it's delicious!!! Made with a kit, but fresh hops i gathered myself; green hop Wilko IPA. I couldn't be pleasder.
  3. steamy

    First time brewer, well, first time since 1993

    I'm back home now, will be in the flat tonight and check on progress...
  4. steamy

    Wild hops

    Apologies as a newbie this may have been done to death. I used to use wild hops when i brewed regularly, back in the 90s, gathered from hedges around the Soar valley in Leicestershire. I used kits and discarded the hops provided, and as i recall it all went swimmingly. Fast forward, living...
  5. steamy

    First time brewer, well, first time since 1993

    Hello. I was at work a few days ago, building site, Edmonton, NE London. Saw wild hops in the September sun. Remanded me of 1987 when i spent a happy month picking (and drinking, scrumping, ferreting, and discussing life with girls). I picked a good double handful, went to Wilco after work...
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