American Pale Ale

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I went about brewing my first APA.

A mead update!

It has been a long time since I posted anything and I think that it is time for a mead update! I made mead a few months ago and I can report that it has been finished and bottled for about a month now. So how does it look? How did it get here? And, most importantly, how does it taste? In this followup to my earlier post, I’ll go through the fermentation, conditioning, bottling and first tasting of the mead.

My brew kettle broke

So after only five completed brews I find myself in the situation where my Klarstein all-in-one system has broken down. I decided that now might be a good time to write a bit about what I think of the system.

Slightly Red Ale tasting

A few weeks ago I played around brewing a beer with some Melanoidin and CaraRed to produce something that would hopefully have a nice red colour. Here is how it turned out.

Slightly Reddish-Brown Ale

Last Sunday was my first brew day since starting this blog and that’s quite exciting! I wanted to experiment with a couple of malts that I’ve not used before so I bought some CaraRed and some Melanoidin malt to make something a a bit red in colour but what we ended up with is definitely brown. That’s fine, every home brew is a bit of an experiment and I’m fairly confident that the beer will be delicious whatever happens.