How to Use a Hydrometer

How to Use a Hydrometer

Hydrometer was one of the main things I missed while brewing my first homebrew, if not the only one. You can brew without it, especially if you’re using a beerkit and are just mixing the necessary ingredients together for fermentation. When you follow the instructions, ferment it for the number of days recommended and add nothing, you will get (most of the times) whats promised and no harm done, unless you’d like to be absolutely...

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The Continuing Beat of the Sound of Beer

The Continuing Beat of the Sound of Beer

  The question asked of all schoolchildren is what came first, the chicken or the egg? Now we must ask ourselves here, what comes first, the music or the beer? Now in the case of the first posting in this imaginative blog about beer and music, the music had come first. Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail to the King had sent our author, thirsty, in search of the perfect beer. I ask myself though, is this the logical way around? Are we likely to have...

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St.Peters IPA mod

St.Peters IPA mod

  It has been awhile since I wrote here and unfortunately the same applies to my homebrewing – modified St.Peters IPA was brewed approximately the same time as my last post. There were different reasons for this – from lack of time to my fermenting room being too hot in summer. But now I’ve beaten the obstackles – time is a matter of planning, summer is over – and I’m back! To refresh my almost...

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Summary of my first homebrews

Summary of my first homebrews

  My first homebrews are ready, all three of them came out drinkable and the third – I would even say – is a good IPA. If you have read my blog before, you know those are not made fully by me, I used beerkits and only added some ingredients to 2nd and 3rd batch, but I still consider those to be my first homebrews. The reason for using beerkits was the goal of my first homebrews – learn the basics of beermaking, starting...

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The sound of Beer

The sound of Beer

Few weeks ago I was driving to the city and listened to one of my regular playlists (metal1) as usual. It was the third or fourth song (Avenged Sevenfold “Hail to the King“), when I suddenly felt a strong desire to have a beer – a good IPA, to be exact. Of course I couldn’t have one – no good shops were nearby and moreover – I was driving. So I had to wait until evening, when back at home, where I had couple...

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Carbonation tested

Carbonation tested

My first batch (brewed from Muntons Gold IPA kit) was bottled 14 days ago and as I described on my previous post, I wasn’t happy about the way I added sugar. It made me worry about carbonation – is there anything going on inside those bottles at all? I also wasn’t sure how long should I keep my bottled precious 1st batch at room temperature. Here is what I did: Separate timings Thanks to my lack of confidence I couldn’t...

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The First is bottled

The First is bottled

My first batch is bottled at last! For 13 days I was constantly worrying about how the fermentation is going, is the temperature right, is the water still in the airlock, are there any leakages etc. And from day 7 the doubts like – “should I bottle it now?”, “is something wrong?”, “maybe my first batch is all spoiled” – started. Luckily there are enough experienced brewers in the internet who...

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