Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Gyle 41 - Smashton's Classic Beer, a collab with Arlo

I've been a bit remiss about updating this blog, for that I'm somewhat apologetic. Only somewhat mind. This brewday took place on the 18th of August, and the premise was that my dear friend Arlo Sunny Attenborrow Greenway from Port Street Beer House would come round and we would brew a beer.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Gyle 40 - New World Black Guard Beer

I've not brewed for a while, other things have taken a leading role in my life (nothing important, I started reading Game of Thrones). I had a free day yesterday, so I decided that I had to brew. I've got quite a few ingredients, so it was imperative that I got a brew on. This was slightly chaotic, and most decisions were made on the fly. It was a bit of fun though. I did have a pump to test as well, so that was fun.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Homebrew Wednesday - PyotrSidwell's Cascadia

This is a beer that needs talking about, so I'm going to do just that. For those looking at the timestamp and saying it's not Wednesday, I say to you that I've not been to bed yet, so it's still Wednesday to me!

Homebrew Wednesday - KungFuRamone

This is only the second one of these, mainly as I don't seem to drink beers on a Wednesday. This is not the case today.

@KungFuRamone AKA Dave Harrison-Ward is a homebrewer from Macclesfield who has the rather ace blog Brews Implosion!! and recently he joined in on the bulk buying of hops that is enjoyed by some homebrewers in the Manchester area. He got some rather lovely Sorachi Ace whole hops, and he used the lot to make a Vienna Sorachi Saison.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Gyle 39 - Ventura pale

Today’s brew day started out as I had bought some aroma hop oil from The Malt Miller, and wanted to do a side by side comparison. So I devised to brew a batch, ferment it and then split it and dry hop one with hops, and the other with the aroma hop oil.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Gyle 38 - Sunny Garden Pale

I’m not generally arsed with low ABV beers, there’s so many shite sub 5% beers around, and I’ve had very little luck the 6 times I’ve tried to go below 5%. So I generally set the lower limit at 5%.  All that’s changed with all these lower ABV beers that have the body and taste of a higher ABV beer. A little hoppy gnome zombie if you will.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Gyle 37 - Experimental 366 IPA Mk 3

I’ve not brewed for a while, 2 months to be exact. The main reason is that I’ve been finishing off the final exams and dissertation for my BEng in Mechanical Engineering. That was finished as of yesterday, so this morning I got my brew kit out!