The Christmas Brew

The Christmas Brew

Having tasted my first home brew and thought it was slightly better than expected, I felt that, for my Christmas brew, I should try something a little more special. Whilst in my local home brew shop (very knowledgeable owner), I saw two Courage kits. One of them was a best bitter (generally what I goContinue Reading The Christmas Brew

Half-muffled

Half-muffled

It is that time of year when the poppies are prevalent and people take time to remember those who have fought for our freedom. It seems one of the lesser known acts of remembrance is the half-muffled ringing of bells. Although not restricted to remembrance Sunday, every year in November, steeple keepers ascend towers upContinue Reading Half-muffled

Bottling Day

Bottling Day

  It has now been two weeks since I started the brewing process. The beer had been in the primary fermentation vessel for a week before I transferred it to a secondary for a further week. Someone I work with suggested this as it would lead to a clearer beer at the end, owing toContinue Reading Bottling Day