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  • What's the best yeast for brewing New England IPA's?

    how to brew a hazy, juicy, hyper hopped new england ipa New England IPA Yeast trial The New England IPA is now one of the most popular styles for homebrewers. The style usually aims to feature juicy fruity hop flavours with a smooth and creamy malt base and distinctive murky appearance. There are now multiple yeast strains to choose from to make the New England IPA beer style with an continue reading...
  • Brewing beers with flavour essences

    flavour essences in home brewed beers Getting unique and novel flavours into a beer can often pose a challenge to a brewer. When using natural ingredients such as fresh fruit, oak chips, herbs and spices, it can be difficult to predict the flavour impact they will have on your brew and there is a risk of infection from wild yeasts and bacteria on raw ingredients which could spoil the beer so continue reading...
  • Creating a Sour Beer 1. Lactobacillus

    Acidity in beer is produced by a range of micro-organisms. This article will briefly guide you through which are best to use on a homebrew scale to achieve similar products to those made commercially. Lactobacillus bacteria are one of the main producers of acid in sour beers. These bacteria convert sugars into lactic acid, and a tiny amount of alcohol. Lactobacillus is traditionally used continue reading...
  • Brewclub 15th November 2016

    This months theme is hop-combos i.e. exploring hop flavour combinations in beer. Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Alex Light Mead – Zambian honey, fermented with s04 Very nice light mead with a balanced residual sweetness. Jeff Vintage Leftovers – Freezer IPA Summit, Galaxy, Mosaic, Agnus Pretty sharp and hoppy. Kolby Identity Crisis – Dark Rye IPA Citra, Mount Hood Apricot aroma, continue reading...
  • Brewclub 13th October 2016

    This months theme was High Abv beers. It was a surprisingly civilised affair all things considered. Beer list as follows: Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Kolby Double German IPA Hopped with Hallertauer (140g/10l) Max Barleywine/Belgian quad Based on Mikkeller big bad barleywine. Cherries raspberries and oak. Smells like a pumpkin beer. Alex Refractometer Barleywine Fuggles continue reading...
  • Edinburgh Rainbow Project

    Inspired by The Rainbow Project run by Siren brewery for the last few years, we present the Edinburgh Rainbow Project. The aim behind this is to have homebrewers of Edinburgh collaborate on beers inspired by the colours of the rainbow (we picked colours out of a hat). Below is a description from the brewers of their ideas, process and ingredients. Red – Raspberry Milkshake (Theo Barnes & D continue reading...
  • Brewclub September 2016

    This months hombrew club was back in the lovely Summerhall Cafe and had a great turnout. This months saw the judging of the Rainbow Project - where two months ago groups picked a colour out of a hat, and brewed a beer inspired by that colour. Those Rainbow beers will not be included in this article as they deserve a bit more detail coming shortly. Also we will include a the winner of our yearly continue reading...
  • Brewclub 11th August 2016

    This months brewclub was held in the Brewstore due to the Edinburgh Fringe taking up all the venues in the city. In any case it was another great meeting with the monthly theme of Sour/Brett/mixed fermentation/funky beers. Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Brewstore – Johnny & Theo Session IPA – Small Batch Brewery A little too much bitterness perhaps, could do with more body, a tou continue reading...
  • Belgian Yeast Comparison Trial

    Purpose For this yeast trial we compared five Belgian ale yeasts split within a batch of wort in an effort to better understand their flavour profiles and fermentation characteristics. The yeast strains used were Safbrew Abbaye, M31 Belgian Tripel, M41 Belgian Ale, WLP530 Belgian Abbey and WLP670 Belgian Golden Ale. Methods The mash was completed using a stepped mash at 50C, 67C, 70C and 75C ma continue reading...
  • Brewclub 14th July 2016

    This months theme was Single hop beers. As usual we kicked off with wide array of beer styles and an elderflower champagne! List as follows: Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Dave Elderflower Champagne Light carbonation, sweet, fruity and refreshing. Schofferhoffer (brought by Johnny) Grapefruit Radler 2.5% Great fruity grapefruit.   Luke Hoppy Sour: Kettle soured with continue reading...

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