Friday, 27 May 2011

Making of Tactical Nuclear Penguin

Once the world's strongest beer, the process in which this beer is made is still very interesting.

Tactical Nuclear Penguin from BrewDog on Vimeo.

Spirits guide still coming, I have everything but the heat belt.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Just a quick update here. It's quite cool at the moment so I've ordered a heat belt in order to keep my brews at a reasonable temperature.

In a few days i will be posting my complete guide to fermenting and distilling your own alcohol for personal use.  (Please not this is completely legal in my country)

I'll get started on it as soon as my heat belt arrives


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

First double batch

I've heard good results can come from using 2 malt kits in a single size batch, to add a maltier base to the beer. Coopers Draught was the base kit here, and the European Lager the more flavourful kit. Hopefully it should produce a delicious hybrid.

Here it is, just waiting to hit a slightly lower temperature so I can ad the yeast and get this batch started! Should take around a week to ferment, as where I live is quite cold and beer kits take a while to ferment. I can't wait for this to finish and it's not even started!

That's all from me today, I'm off to drink some Harringtons East Indian Lager and relax.


Monday, 23 May 2011

My current equipment

What I have here:
2x 30L fermenting vessels (for both beer and spirits)
1 x 25L super reflux still

Planning a nice beer brew tonight from some kits, just to get started

First post and introduction

Hey guys, this is my first post on this blog so I'll start with an introduction. I'm an amateur beer brewer and spirits brewer located in good old New Zealand - one of the few countries in the world where it is fully legal to brew spirits for personal use.

I encourage everyone interested in brewing to follow my blog, and hopefully you'll pick up some tips along the way.

Thanks, and happy brewing.