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It's time to transfer the Kolsch to the keg.
After prepping the wort yesterday, today I'm racking from the HDPE bin to the Snubby Fermus and pitching the yeast.
I was going to brew a stronger American Lager, but I can't get the yeast. I could get Kolsch yeast so...Kolsch it is.
This is a repeat of the previously disastrous Australian Sparkling Ale brew from a few months back.
I'm preparing for Winter with a Milk Stout recipe from Jamil Zainasheff's "Brewing Classic Styles"
Time to make another lager. This is an extract/adjunct only brew - no grains - for a Light American Lager.
My first attempt at grain mashing, plus using liquid yeast for the first time. Let's hope this Australian Sparkling Ale is worth the effort.
I've had a bit more practice now so it's time to attempt a steeping recipe again.
I wasn't happy with Mk II, so I'm giving the Balter XPA clone one last go
This was a cracking beer last time, so I'm trying again with extra dextrose for a bit more punch
Another extract brew - this time, I'm following a Balter XPA clone recipe
Repeating my amber ale, but adding dry malt extract for more body
Attempting my first lager.
I bought a second-hand chest freezer from Gumtree to create a "keezer" (keg freezer).
Re-take of the homemade Pale Ale, this time with new induction cooktop, steeping grains, and Fermentasaurus.
I attempt to transfer my Amber Ale from Fermus to keg using pressure (closed transfer)
In which I use Charlie Papazian's 20-point scoring system to judge this extract only pale ale.
I reconnected the incubator compressor to power so I can use it to cool, too. Too cool.
Tasting of the stout leads to tasting of the amber ale to check for clove flavours
With trub collection finished, I'm now ready to try dry hopping via the collection bottle.
Where I started bottling but ended up kegging the homemade Pale Ale.
First time trying to drop the trub into the collection bottle.
How a spigot leak cost me 1/3 of my brew
New brew, new fermenting vessel, new process. This time I'm brewing Amber Ale in my new Fermentasaurus.
I created a priming solution and racked to a Fermentasaurus for bottling.