April 2017

Homebrew: Sun Outage

Submitted by DM on Wed, 12/04/2017 - 23:11

Having not brewed an IPA in quite a while it was time again.   Not wanting a heavy, authentically accurate India Pale Ale I've used American hops with a reputation for giving the tropical fruit flavour I love in IPAs.   I've made it a low strength alcohol beer as I prefer the taste of beer to the effects of them on me, also to keep it light & quaffable.

Mash - 1 hour 10 mins starting at 68°C and dropping to 63°C at the end.

2 Kg pale malt

50g acid malt

100g crystal malt

2g MgSO4

1g CaSO4

Boil - 1 hour

Homebrew: Blueberry Sour

Submitted by DM on Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:31

With my last beer  - Fruity Tooti - being the best beer I've brewed in ages I wanted to try another sour beer using acid malt, but using a more normal amount in the grain bill.   I thought that a fruit addition would help this beer appeal to my friends that aren't keen on sours.

Mash - 40 mins starting at 70°C and falling to 63°C

2 Kg Pilsner malt

250g acid malt

½ teaspoon MgSO4

½ teaspoon CaSO4

Boil - 30 mins

Homebrew: Fruity Tooti

Submitted by DM on Mon, 03/04/2017 - 10:52

My recent beer saison made with some acid malt was a big hit with friends and as the winter weather is conducive to brewing lager, I decided to make a lager with acid malt.   Throwing caution to the wind - and receiving 100% extra acid malt for free when I bought 500g - I added more than style guidelines suggest for acid malt addition.

After showing the ingredient list to my daughter, she came up with the name!

Mash - 1 hour at 67°C

2 Kg Pilsner malt

500g acid malt

Boil - 1 hour