Nothing to do with the movie starring Colin Farrell. No, instead it was a very messy weekend in Belgium for my birthday in 2006 (original trip report). I travelled with my (now) wife and two very good friends. Before leaving, the boys set themselves a challenge of drinking as many Belgian beers as possible. This […]
As most of my friends know, I am a bit of a beer drinker. So when the BIG FOUR-OH came along, so did a whole heap of beer and beer stuff! There was bar stuff (for my garage bar), there was brewing stuff (for my ‘brewery‘) and then there was beer. Forty-eight bottles of it […]
When I had finished bottling my pale ale on Monday night, I had a couple of inches of yeast slurry in the bottom of my fermenter. I’d heard previously that you can re-use this sludge to make another brew so I thought that I would look into it in a little more detail. Well, as […]
It’s been 5 months since I brewed my porter, so I dug a bottle out of my ‘cellar’ to try over the weekend. Firstly, when I popped the top off it began to froth quite a bit. At first I was worried that it had gone off (usually a cause of ‘gushing’) but once I […]
This is what I got up to last Sunday afternoon – I brewed a strawberry wheat beer! The video is about 2 minutes long. The recipe is posted here.