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
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
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