• Homebrew: 'tis the Saison

    2 weeks 1 day ago
    Comments: 1

    I've made some great Saisons in the last year or so and decided to get back into making more.   I split the wort made into two, with the first half making Cockermouth Kolsch.   The second half made this beer.

    Mash no.1: 1 hour 30 mins at 65°C falling to 63°C for the final 30 mins

    4Kg extra pale Maris Otter malt

    2g NaCl

    2g CaSO4

  • Homebrew: Cockermouth Kolsch

    1 week 6 days ago
    Comments: 1

    Since the winter is upon us and the nights get down to almost freezing but not subzero, I thought I'd brew a lager that can be conditioned using this cold source.   However I don't want to buy another yeast in specially for it and I also want to trial a beer that I may brew at work next year where we have proper chilling facilities.   This Kolsch is made with extra pale malt, hops with a nod towards a

  • Homebrew: Divine Fallacy

    1 month ago
    Comments: 3

    A year ago I brewed a really tasty Saison from pale malt, wheat malt, acid malt & honey called Quorum Sensing.   I noted that I must brew something similar again, so I have. This time I've upped the hop additions & used a powerful flavoured one too - Chinook.  It might be more IPA, but Saison style guidelines are notoriously lax.

  • Homebrew: Tusi Couple

    2 months ago
    Comments: 1

    This beer is named after the mathematical model creating linear motion from the sum of two circular motions created by Persian scholar Nasi al-Din Tusi in 1247.Tusi Couple

  • Taste Cumbria at Cockermouth

    2 months ago
    Comments: 0

    The Taste Cumbria beer festival is held annually at the maltings in Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth and its a smashing little beer festival.   There's not hundreds of beers, but it showcases Cumbrian beer in a small venue without any fussiness or pretentiousness.