Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Honey Beer - Brewday

Starting to get quicker and little better organised with the brewing.  Also making slightly less mess now, which the wife loves.  The honey beer recipe I'm using is very simple, I used Iron Bark honey.  Iron Bark honey is not as sweet as the regular Australian honey and has hints of cinnamon.

The recipe is originally posted here http://gfhomebrewing.com.au/ but at the time of writing their website is down.   I'll update with credit to the brewer who made the recipe when it is restored.

Stingless Honey Beer

1Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 60 mins
14g Magnum Hops @ 60 mins
7g Saaz Hops @ 15 mins
1 x whirlfloc tablet @ 15 mins
7g Saaz Hops @ 0 mins
650g Honey @ 0 mins
1.8Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 0 mins

*** Cold Crash ***

1 packet of Yeast nutrient
2 packets of US-05 yeast

The original gravity was 1049

APA - Bottling

I ran into an issue with the APA, the yeast was sticking around on top.  I put in some gelatin from the local home brew store to clear it up. It took about 2 to 3 days for it to mostly clear up, some debris was still stuck on the top.

The beer is now sitting there carbing up.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Australian Pale Ale - Brew day

Yesterday I spent a few hours putting together another Australian Pale Ale.  The base recipe I used is from here Oz Pale Ale plus an extra 5 grams of Cluster @ 15 minutes and 375 grams of demerara sugar @ 15 minutes.  I'm hoping a little extra sugar should dry it out a bit more (was a little sweet the first time) and bump up the ABV a bit as well.  O.G. was 1047.

The blonde belgian triple is carbing up very quickly, hoping to try it at the end of this week.

N.B. I don't have authority to repost the Brewers Choice recipe for Oz Pale Ale, hence why I've linked to it.
Also the cluster hops I use are the Australian variety.