One of the best beers I ever brewed was a lager a few years ago, brewed during cold weather. I fermented it in a conservatory with the heating set low (about 12°C), then turned down further to frost protect (about 5°C) whilst the bottled beer lagered.
Having had to pour my last beer away, I had no beer in the house & so had to brew one. Having only a few uninteresting hops, but several new bags of darker malts I thought a stout was due.
Having moved from Manchester to Cumbria in the spring, I had to dig up my 3 year old Cascade hop bine - which by now was giving me more hops than I could brew with. It's lived all summer in a large plastic bucket & I built a bamboo structure around it to support the growing limbs. Obviously the roots were pretty hacked up & it didn't have quite the same v
I had a fair amount of hops left over from other beers & some jasmine flowers brought in after my previous jasmine beers were so good. Hopefully this is the last beer brewed before
My favourite beer festival returns, but I've moved away again so have to travel to get there. Having started going when it was in the town hall, the Hatters were Greater Manche
Having moved house to Cumbria & living in a rented house for a while I have limited space for brewing. A narrow kitchen which is the thoroughfare to the garden is particularly troub
This will be my last homebrew in my current home before I move to Cumbria & start afresh. My last beer Tatah To
Having seen on Twitter that @Not_that_jamie had excess Mosaic hops I was right up to Beermoth in Manchester city centre to collect some. It was my second trip the 7 miles or so nor
Inspired by a visit to the Chorlton Brewing Company in Ardwick, Manchester one Saturday morning & meeting the brewer Mike, who let taste three of his sour beers & assured me they were not d