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.

John.

40 comments:

  1. What a brilliant blog, I'm linking you to my friend, he has a full kit, failed with is first batch then never did anything again, I'm sure he could benefit from seeing this!

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  2. Friend of mine brews his own! I had his American pale ale and it was delish!

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  3. Nice looking beer. How long did it take?

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  4. That's just the start of it, it hasn't fermented yet. It's doing that right now in my lounge.

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  5. This is pretty awesome, I want to order mr. beer and start to do this

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  6. That's looking pretty good. I followed you, and I look forward to reading about your foray into the world of brewing. Keep up the good work!

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  7. How's the smell? I've always wanted to try this, but I heard it gets pretty stinky.

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  8. I wish I could do this at my house!

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  9. How did it taste? I want to try brewing my own beer lol

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  10. Where do you live man? I'll come by and taste test!

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  11. nice let us now how it turns out

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  12. This is sweet!

    my roommate and I just purchased a 6 gallon Carboy on craigslist.

    We're starting it up next week!

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  13. beer and alcohol take so long to make! i think ill just stick to buyin them

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  14. how long does it take to make that?

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  15. Nice cant wait to hear how it tastes

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  16. Wow really nice! I love beer and I have to try this, thanks for sharing! Following.

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  17. I too would like to get into brewing. For now I think I'll stick with dos equis, george killian's irish red, and bud light.

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  18. never head this about, interesting, waiting for the result!

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  19. Excellent, I'll gladly follow your progress. Have you thought about crafting an IPA?

    I can't get enough hops.

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  20. too bad im a straight edge :L

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  22. I love me an old english lager

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  23. Good luck with the beer. Hopefully it turns out tasty.

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  24. Ooh, good blog topic. Always detailed instructions, ingredients, and pics. Help all of us thirsty people out!

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  25. wow, a homebrew blog? i've always been interested in the actual process, i've heard of lots of people doing it but never actual had a first hand opinion.

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  26. Looks good. I'm envious :)

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  27. awesome blog, I love beer (maybe too much) :)

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  28. My mates have been brewing like this for about a year now! it can be tasty stuff!

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  29. I Always wanted to brew my own, thanks for the motivation

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  30. How much room does home brewing take up?

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  31. I can't wait to start brewing my own beer (and currant and elderberry wines). Love your blog.

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