Posts Tagged ‘beer’

6
Jun

Gee. that’s a lot of pumpkin…

   Posted by: admin    in Uncategorized

First crack at creating a pumpkin spiced ale. Freestyled it based on what was in the cupboard. After tasting it, clearly not enough pumpkin. After chats and reading it was suggested to try dry hopping it with pumpkin. Seems like a good idea.

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The pumpkin was roasted for an hour or so before being added to the mix. Also added some demerera to mix to correct the recipe, as i didn’t have it handy at the time.

Also testing out t-shirts to insulate the kegs. Protect them from light-strike and give slightly more temperature insulation. It’s a theory. Lets see if it works.

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The final test relates to agitating the fermenter to bring the yeast back into action. @carrywater suggested this one. I needed it because the Pumpkin Ale had slowed on fermentation and i wanted to see if agitating the brew would bring the yeast back into action to deal with the new elements I was adding. I also gave the Ginger brew a shake to see if that might give it a bit more activity to dry it out. Always experimenting…

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18
Dec

Giving the Heineken Draught Keg a crack

   Posted by: Wobbles    in beer, Uncategorized

I finally gave in to the ad campaign and bought a Draught Keg. Should be a bit of fun. Now if only i could regas it, refill it with something a bit more unique and create a Craft Keg…

update: beer from the draft keg is very, very tasty. much better than the bottles. bit cheaper than buying by the case too. booyaa!

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