Nothing to Do, But Brew

So good evening, folks? How’s your apocalpyse going? Mine’s going just swell, thanks for asking. I’ve got a handful of symptoms, but doesn’t everyone? I would phone in sick to work and say my plague is flaring up again, but in an uncanny twist work rang in sick to me! In all seriousness, I hope […]

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Beer: A Brief History of Good Times

So, you want to make beer, huh? Fancy a change from the mass produced lagers that you’re used to? Well, you’re in the right place. In this second article of my brewing series, I’m going to give a brief history of beer, it’s development, and the role it’s played in society. Yes, beer is important […]

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Home Brewing: The Lazy Way

In order to finally get some structured content, I’ve decided to write a series of short articles about my hobbies. Hopefully they will be informative, maybe they’ll inspire others to try them out and, at the very least, it gives me something to do while I continue to navigate the mire of the job market. […]

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New Beer

So in the absence of any brewing going on just now, I’ve gone back into craft ales. I picked up these new new beers from the supermarket the other day and they were both great brews. Both are from the Eagle Brewery and the sticky toffee one was a malty ale with a strong caramel […]

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Brew Day!

Wheat Beer with Banana? So we’re brewing today! Got up nice and early to start cracking away at the mash. Grain bill is pretty simple. 3 kg of standard lager malt, 500g of wheat, malt and 250g of malted oats. The oats give oil to the mash, which should give the brew a nice smoothness […]

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