I wanted to make a low ABV beer that didn't taste "weak". Right away, I thought of a "British Mild". I'd thought Innocente's British Dark Mild was great, and wanted to do something similar. The Recipe I loosely followed the recipe "Fake British Accent" (seems like a really cool blog)! I made some tweaks to quantities..
After a hiatus, I'd decided my next project should be a stout... ...And, obviously, brew with Kveik again. (I still have two jars of harvested yeast in my fridge. It's magical.) Tl;DR Once October rolled around, my kitchen wasn't quite as hot as it previously was. It was around 78 to 80 F. So, to..
There's not much to tell about the brewing process of this one, so I'll keep it to just what's new or interesting (to me). I wanted to reuse the Kveik I've harvested, and found this recipe. I also chose it because it was a partial mash and extract brew, and I needed a break from..
I fell way behind with blog updates, so I'm really only going to attempt the highlights (she said, and then proceeded to cover everything...). Previously on Katie Loves Beer: I settled on Safale K-97, which can tolerate and ferment well at around 22 C.Maybe I should’ve picked Kveik yeast, which can tolerate much higher temps, and I..
Continuing from our last episode... I got cocky, filled the pail too high, and almost had a C02 explosion. Good thing I'm always working from home now; otherwise, I would've come home to find a huge mess, I'm sure. Fermentation (In my defence, I'd never had a fermentation that bubbled at all.) It was a..
I couldn't decide on which subtitle to go with, so here's all of them: Milled my own feckin' grain, biatches!! (Not because I wanted to though...)First time using extracts, and I feel dirtyNear-miss on a C02 explosionThere are 20 beers with this name, so I'm thinking "One Way Ticket to Helles and Bock" (more later)This..
With summer approaching, I began plans for a Higher-Heat Homebrew (HHH), aka, TRIPLE H! My house can get sweltering in the summer. The kitchen can be hotter than outside, and keep the heat in. This will be even more relevant later As mentioned with Homebrew #2, I can somewhat control the temperature in the living..
I was optimistic that Oisin would turn out well, and it looks like it the optimism was well-founded. I really am pleased with the resulting beer. As I describe in my Untappd check-in, it has nice character and balance. J said it had a really good mouth-feel and "perfect carbonation". Good, not-bitter, aftertaste (although the..
I bottled on Sat May 8th, which was 13 days after brew day. (Yes, this post is very late.) Fermentation Progress For this homebrew, I checked on the fermentation progress every couple days (using my "maturity checklist"), to judge when it would actually be ready for bottle conditioning. Newbie homebrewers are afraid of opening the..
Quick update to follow the Oisin homebrew post. Like last time, there's a decent amount of room from the top of the pail (although I'm more optimistic about getting closer to the target yield). So, again, I didn't get to observe any fun action with the blow-off hose or airlock. I hear it's exciting, but..