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FoulkesOkes Collaboration Beer – The story Part II

Hey there all you craft beer fans. Welcome to part two of the FoulkesOkes Collaboration.

For the first part of the story: FoulkesOKes Collaboration Beer – The story Part I

So, we left off with the tasting notes on the beer. You may have noticed that the comments section of the tasting notes is mainly related to feedback to the brewer, and what they may change to fix any flaws detected etc. In our case, it was what we would change to enhance the beer. In summary, Hennie (Two Okes Brewery) and I were happy with the beer, we only wanted a bit more hop aroma.

The Germans had convinced us to leave well alone and not make any changes to the recipe. Read more

Award winning Ale for the SA 2015 NHBC ???

Hey there all you Foulkes followers,

As you know, the  2015 National homebrew champs are around the corner. If  you have not been brewing this weekend, then you may well be cutting the deadline very short indeed. Please check in regularly on the link above as Lucy (aka The Brewmistress) keeps updating the details as she receives them.

This year, all entries will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This is important to keep in mind as the changes from the 2008 guide are quite radical. Our entry is brewed on the same scale as that of the average homebrewer and will be entered under the Style 13 – Brown British beer and sub-style 13A – Dark mild. Read more

The weekend from hell

Hey there all,

What a weekend. No brewing, just the blasted web hosting and me. I have managed to crash this site repeatedly since the beginning of last week – all because I wanted to add “social” blasted media.

First thing is – I don’t know anything about social media. This has been a very steep learning curve for me.

Second thing is – did I tell you that I have no clue about social media? Read more

Getting old

Hey there my brewing brothers and sisters (yes I stole that),

Not only am I getting old, but technology has finally caught up with me. This weekend has been spent finishing up our website. My spelling has deteriorated to the point of a grade one child. If it were not for intelliSense, I don’t think I would have completed our website. Social media has really got the best of me. Lucky for me, I have the input from a very talented team – yes the yeast harvester checks all the spelling and grammar. Read more