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JoKing's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

Beery Beery good weekend.

I had to go up to Auckland in the weekend for my Grand Dad'n'laws sad funeral, so there wasn't any brewing this weekend however....

I got to enjoy the spoils of being in the largest metropolis in NZ - and I made the most of it. I visited Chris at Wine Circle in Kumeu on the way home from the funeral to pick up some beer to drown my sorrows. Aventinus was tasting as good as ever - but probably the wrong choice for the sun shine supping. There was a load of sweetness that didn't agree… Continue

Added by JoKing on January 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Yakima Monster

Well, I have been talking a bit about it on the forum - so I thought (spur of the moment) that I'd finally brew an American style Pale Ale. I had a packet of US-05 in the fridge that was due to expire... the dreaded 03-09 batch! I did a brew with another 03-09 packet 3 or 4 weeks ago: it was my GP Simcoe SMaSH. The beer is incredible - so I thought bugger it, I'll just use the same yeast... it's fermenting quite happily now at 18 degrees. What I thought I'd talk about this week is beer clarity,… Continue

Added by JoKing on January 18, 2009 at 11:04am — 23 Comments

Timothy Taylor Landlord Style brew

Well, I've been reading heaps of home brewing blogs online - and decided to start one of my own. I always check online to see how people are going with their brewing especially in regards to styles that I'm keen on brewing myself as well as checking to see how the different yeast strains are imparting their flavours to their brews.

I've been brewing all grain for a few years now - to varying degrees of sucess. When I started, my first brew was an Aventinus clone - 8kg of malt in a… Continue

Added by JoKing on January 11, 2009 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

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