Yorkshire Terrier bitter

It’s been such a long time since there’s been a brew on in the keg and now that we’ve got all that moving house stuff out the way last weekend was a great time to start a new beer.

So far as amateur brewers we’ve had mixed successes with the St Peter’s kit being my favourite with a lovely well rounded flavour and the Milestone Raspberry beer being the worst with its horrible synthetic flavouring! In fact the flavouring was so bad it’s really put me off brewing any more fruit based beers.

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From my favourites – Craft beer

Since I started up the brewing tank with my latest batch of ale last week I’ve been checking out a few hand crafted beer related items to go with my homebrew! The Milestone wheat is taking a little longer than expected to reach complete fermentation, if you follow me over on twitter I’m sure I’ll be tweeting away once siphoning begins but until then I guess I’ll stick to shopping.

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Beer bread recipe

Yeah I know what you’re thinking, thats a picture of a glass on a pottery blog. Back in January you might remember that I made a bit of homebrew and now I’m finally starting to come to it’s end.

The kit I used was Woodeforde’s Wherry and its supposed to be the easiest kit for beginners, the beer that’s developed has changed over time and it’s been interesting to taste as the flavours as they’ve deepened.
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There’s something brewing

Home brew

Making home brew is something I’ve always wanted to try, I think I’ve wanted to understand more about the brewing process and become more ‘involved’. When I go down the pub I always prefer to drink real ale – my favourite being Fursty Ferret and Double Maxim.

For Christmas my boyfriend got me a brewing kit and so far its been quite a fascinating experience. From mixing it all in the fermentation tank to actually being able to taste the sweet to bitter flavour as it develops.
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