Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bottled batch number 4

Bottled batch number 4 today. About 5 gallons - added 3/4 cup of dextrose. Will let you know how it is in a few weeks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Batch #4 - Wheat Ale

I ended up making this one using pre-hopped extract. I wanted to make it from scratch, but all the recipes were essentially "use wheat malt extract, add hops". I figured if it was going to be that simple anyway, might as well save the aggravation of trying to find wheat malt extract.

I used Coopers wheat ale liquid extract. Dissolved it in 2 litres boiling water with 500g light malt extract and 300g dextrose. Put it into the carbuoy with enough cold water to equal just under 5 gallons. I forgot to pitch the yeast, but it seems to be doing fine nonetheless. Today is day 2, and the fermentation is very vigorous, and the brew has a nice, hazy yellow/orange colour.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cheap beer Craptacular!

Mountain Crest Gold Lager

How about it - a cheap beer that is half way decent! A golden lager that is slightly too sweet, but very reminiscent of Alpine lager.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where to drink in Ottawa

If you find yourself in the Nation's Capital and thirty, check out Pub Italia:

Never mind the Shamrock / Italian Flag combo - it is all about the beer selection