Sunday, 25 November 2012

Newbies Brew Day 2012

The newbies brew day seemed to go well with some initial recipe formulation at the beginning of the day which resulted in two beers being brewed
One SMASH  beer in the Monster Mash using Joe White Traditional Ale and Galaxy hops (pellet and flowers at flame out)
and the other in a smaller Mash vessel using Traditional Ale and Crystal malt with the same hops in the boiler.
 I took some pics from my phone of the day and there should be some more on a camera to come maybe?
Thanks to Jethro for conducting the brew day and  keeping things on the move and organising the days brew.
Thanks to Kee at Keg King for having us there  and making a mess..! (which we did clean up after)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

here's an article I know you guys are going to enjoy!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

How to open a grain bag

Maybe everyone knows this but I only just recently figured out the proper way to open a grain bag without fluff and bits falling in your grain or having to rip / cut it open. Here's how it goes:

  1. Stand the grain bag upright, with the label facing you.
  2. Cut off the end of the ribbon on the left hand side (the one hanging at the side), as close to the side of the bag as you can, without damaging the bag.
  3. Pull the WHITE thread out of the loop, and it will come apart from the RED thread.
  4. Keep pulling gently on the WHITE thread and you get to the right side end, keep pulling and you will pull out the RED thread as well. 
  5. Presto! No mess, no fuss and you can use the empty grain bag for something useful. Like wearing it as a dress.