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Ninebarnyardowls's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

Peoples thoughts on a beverage I have appropriately named 'Wier'

As the name suggests... it is wein+bier (German sp.). I thought I could make a red wine (pinot noir, cab sauv, merlot) and blend it with an Belgian style ale? People make fruit ales already and they seem to work out alright. It will just be a matter of trial and error with regards to concentrations I suppose? ie 90:10 (beer:wine) for example.

It would basically be a fortified fruit beer.

I have 23 litres of 12.5% abv cabernet sauvignon I made from grapes from the parents… Continue

Added by ninebarnyardowls on October 8, 2010 at 10:22am — 8 Comments

CAMRA - NZ chapter

Who wants to help try and establish a NZ chapter of CAMRA with me? haha..

I think their aim reflects on us as home-brewers:

"CAMRA's campaigns include promoting small brewing and pub businesses, reforming licensing laws, reducing tax on beer, and stopping continued consolidation among local British brewers."

Just replace 'british' with 'kiwi' and also throw in something about beer quality/mass production bla bla bla.

I call el Presidente!

Who wants… Continue

Added by ninebarnyardowls on October 8, 2010 at 9:01am — 21 Comments


Anyone have any ideas on how I can make an Eisbock? I have tried in the past and all I got was an iceblock (not icebock!) haha


Added by ninebarnyardowls on October 7, 2010 at 12:02pm — 6 Comments

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