Back in June last year I made a double IPA with a homebrewer friend, using the reiterated mashing technique. You can read about the reiterated mash technique we used on the Grainfather blog here. If you aren’t interested in the technique, here’s the recipe for the beer we called ‘Double Hard Bastard’; Mash 1 … Continue reading Oxidied
I recently brewed a 6.5% IPA brewed with Galaxy and Equinox. Although the samples tasted great and it smells really good in the fermenter I had set out at the start of the year to try and make more beer, either by brewing smaller batches or by splitting larger batches. With that in mind, I … Continue reading Adding fruit to beer
In my first meeting of my new homebrew club, the Cheshire Brew Crew I was invited to take part in their recipe roulette competition against the Liverpool homebrewers. Keen to give it a go I signed up straight away. The concept was to draw from a hat one ingredient and one hop which you had to … Continue reading Recipe Roulette
I’m sure I’m not the only homebrewer who has brewed something which turns out well only to struggle to recreate it exactly due to a lack of information. It got to a point where I had to do something about it. After doing some searching on the internet I found a few examples of brew … Continue reading Building a Brewsheet
I am terrible at packaging my beer. It’s probably the most off putting part of the entire hobby for me and I’ve been known to leave beers sitting in a fermenter for months just to avoid the hassle of bottling. Even kegging is too much effort for me. As a result of this, I’ve wasted … Continue reading Zen and the art of bottling
You may or may not remember my blog about brewing a lager – a style which I’ve had plenty of experience drinking but not much experience brewing. Lager brewing poses a lot of interesting challenges for the homebrewer. The grain bill typically contains a large proportion of Pilsner malt which contains a large amount of the … Continue reading Diacetyl Resting
At the start of the year I set out my homebrew goals for 2017 So far, I’ll be honest, I’m missing the mark on a lot of them. The usual excuses like time and motivation mean I haven’t brewed as much as I wanted or kept this blog as up to date as I would … Continue reading Competition time!