Archive | December 2012
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Took a gravity sample of my English best bitter brew after about 6.5 days in the fermenter. As noted in my post about the brew day, I had a very active starter of Wyeast 1968 London ESB yeast that lead to an active fermentation right off the bat. After 14 hours I had over an […]
While they may take some heat for some of their styles, I have long been a fan of Long Trail Brewing. Their flagship Long Trail Ale was new to me 20 years ago. Back then I didn’t know it was a German altbier, nor did I know what an altbier was. At times I forget […]
Craft beer, and even more so with homebrewers, the emphasis is too often on “more.” Bigger, bolder, hoppier does NOT always mean better. I’ve fallen into the trap. Once I figured out that it was in fact possible to make my own beer, and make beer with similar if not the same ingredients as many […]
I gave in and chilled one and quickly tried it after 2 weeks priming in the bottles. The hop presence was pronounced, and the beer was still a bit “green.” At only 2 weeks in the bottle, none of this was surprising. Another week (1 full week in the fridge post carb’ing up in the […]
Finally got to try Notch Brewing’s Černé Pivo this past week as bombers hit the shelves at my local packie, Merrimac Liquors. They didn’t have any cold, so I grabbed a one and then picked up a cold six of Notch Session Ale. This is a Czech style black lager, with a low ABV (keeping […]