This is my 6th brew so far this year, and normally I don’t bother with pics or a blog as time is usually against me, but since it was Father’s Day, and I was given time and space to get on with it by the Mrs (who is usually badgering me to ditch the brewing in favour of some random job she thinks is more important..) I managed to get a few photos as I went along.
So, here we go :
Pale Malt, Torrified Wheat, Crystal Malt, Roast Barley and Chocolate Malt
Collecting the wort
Boil well underway
Post boil hops steeping
Chiller connected up and running
Draining the boiler
Fermenter filling up
Plenty of hops in this brew
Bang on the target OG
Giving it a gentle stir….
Rehydrated Nottingham yeast looking happy
Salad spinner basket is dam handy for catching the hops when cleaning out the boiler
The elements looking manky after boiling sweet sticky wort for an hour and a half
5 minutes of soaking in a solution of citric acid and they’re sparkling like new again
And that’s it – brew is one of two (kegged a Cotleigh Barn Owl this morning) intended for my father-in-law’s 70th birthday party next month. Hope the brews are as popular with the extended family as they were last time I provided beer for a family event – it went down a storm then!