Thursday, 29 December 2011

Wit Friday Belgium Amber Ale

Well, we took the plunge and had a go at an actual extract recipe. Not the pre-hopped malt cans but a real extract with steeping grains recipe.

Recipe is not our own, was stolen from HomeBrewTalk specifically here

We've been around HomeBrewTalk for some time just reading and learning. It was time to actually do something and may we say, actually brew a beer, not just add malt, sugar and water together, add some yeast and call it beer.

Here's some pics:

Ingredients ready to go

Brew pot and lil pot to warm the extract

Grains steeping

Extract warming

Stirring the wort
In the fermenter awaiting the yeast

Fermenter full with the lid on and the airlock full

OG sample ready for a taste

Between the two of us, there was a fair bit of beer comsumed and a new tradition of a hot scotchy - basically hot wort prior to yeast and a shot of your favourite whisky or in this case Jack Daniels Silver Series whiskey.

Its so far been a week in the fermenter not much noise from the airlock, but with the two tests I've done, wow. It smells devine and tastes even better. Should be bottling it tomorrow after a FG reading.

Bottling time

Ready to bottle

30 745ml bottles ready to fill
FG sample sitting next to an ESB
Trub left in the fermenter

Label on the bottle

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