Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Bright Ale - Drinking

Well I've polished off the Bright Ale.  It wasn't too bad, although of late I've been getting a bit of a sorghum sour flavour coming through.  I don't know if it's down to fermenting or if the hops brought that out.

I'm trying the 1kg at the start and 1.8kg sorghum at the end of the boil.  See if that's the issue.  I've recently rebrewed this beer as well with WB-06 yeast and honey in place of the demerara sugar.

The Cascade IPA is now in bottles, so expect an update on that one in about four weeks.  Hoping it survives long enough to get some feedback from the brew club.  No promises though.

This is a photo of the Bright Ale (excuse the crappy iPhone camera).

Monday, 12 December 2011

Something a little different - Food

Hi All,

I wanted to share a link to a blog I've started following.  This lady used to make lots of gluten free goodies to sell at our local farmers markets but has since moved away.  She has decided to share her recipes and I can assure you they are excellent recipes.

Here is a link:  http://chantelcorless.blogspot.com/

I made cookies from the almond paste recipe and they didn't last very long.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

All Cascade IPA - Brewday

Yesterday I put down a Cascade IPA I've been looking forward to brewing for a while.  I picked up some cheap Cascade hops from Niko Brew which has allowed me to go a little hop crazy.  I know from my experience with the Centennial IPA that continual hopping is great for an IPA.  I'll also be dry hopping this to bring out the Cascade aroma.

All Cascade IPA
1Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 60 minutes
126g Maltodextrine @ 60 minutes
330g Demerara Sugar @ 60 minutes
28 Cascade Hops 5.5%AA @ 60 minutes
28 Cascade Hops @ 45
28 Cascade Hops @ 30
28 Cascade Hops @ 15
28 Cascade Hops @ Flameout
1tsp Yeast Nutrient @ Flameout
1.8Kg Sorghum Syrup @ Flameout
*** Cold Crash ***
US-05 Fermentis American Ale Yeast