• Homebrew: Syzygy

    1 week 4 days ago
    Comments: 2

    Syzygy is the alighnment of objects in straight lines.   This beer was named after the recent syzygy of the Earth, Moon and Sun to create the total solar eclipse seen in the United States last week.

  • Homebrew: Sinister Brew

    1 week 1 day ago
    Comments: 5

    This beer is named for being brewed on International Left-Hander's Day

  • Lactic Acid Addition to Finished Beer

    1 month 1 week ago
    Comments: 0

    A recent beer  - In The Pink - has turned out more than a little disappointing and tastes too fruity estery with no balancing tartness as I planned.   Based on previous recipes I added enough acid malt to give me a good sourness, but it failed to materialise in the end product so I planned to replace it by the direct addition of lactic acid.

  • Attemperation

    1 month 3 weeks ago
    Comments: 0

    Having mentioned that it is difficult to keep fermenting wort at the correct temperature during hot weather, a local brewer said it was a shame I didn't have attemperation - the ability to warm & cool my wort under control.   It got me thinking how I could improve on my system of putting the wort in the garage overnight & bringing it in the house in the day during hot weather.

  • Water chemistry for brewing

    1 month 4 weeks ago
    Comments: 3

    The dissolved salts in the water used for brewing affect the flavour of the finished beer.