Fermentation can be a tedious and difficult step in the brewing process for new brewers, and even for the experienced. With a summer in Australia that's breaking heat records, brewers all over the country have concerns for there precious freshly brewed batches, I've seen it all over social media. Perhaps this may be too late … Continue reading Fermentation- Controlling your temperature
Russian Imperial Stout have become one of, if not my favorite beer. Back in 1600's, Peter the Great fell in love with stout on a trip to England, and is thought to be the first to insist the import of stout from England to Russia. Much to the embarrassment of the English the stout spoiled … Continue reading Russian Imperial Stout 5L Recipe
Beer wise we're living in good times, as a home brewer your most likely into your craft beers as I am. The explosion of the craft beer scene over the last decade or so has resulted in beer being paired with just about every food you can think of. Chocolate, cheese, seafood, pasta, fruits, the … Continue reading The Onebedroombrewer Burger
Although brewing small batches has it's advantages, one task that can prove more difficult is the mash. Although there are variations in this step with different recipes, generally it's required to keep the grains at the same temperature for an hour. The smaller the mash size, the harder it is to maintain temperature. My first … Continue reading Mini Mash Methods
Brewing small batches of beer means you want to waste as little of your beer as possible. Using a hydrometer means 100's of mls are wasted purely to work out your ABV. Sure, you can use the sample for a taste test, but I'd much rather have a bigger volume of final product. I thought … Continue reading Hydrometer vs Refractometer
I wanted to express my view on thermometers, including the dodgy ones I used, so you don't make the mistake I did 😬 It was only the second beer I had ever brewed, a Vanilla Stout. Everything went well until the sample of wort I had removed to pitch my yeast...well....it seemed it just did … Continue reading Thermometers – my cheap reliable options
Before you say anything, yes I prefer beer too! But a cider is always a nice change, especially in the warmer months. As a brewer there are also good reasons to give cider a go if you haven't already including... It's a great alternative when you haven't got time to make beer- brewing beer takes … Continue reading A bit about cider + 3 bonus recipes!