So after seeing that Matt Curtis was was removing dead links from his excellent blog on twitter this evening, I decide he could remove my blog as i’ve so been pretty slack on the updates. But after hearing that he enjoys my homebrew ramblings i’ve decide to write an update on what i’ve been cooking up over the last few months. Going forward i’ll try and keep up to date…

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white-ipaTime for something different for summer. I am basing this recipe around the beer Conflux 2 by Deschutes brewery which is meant to be a white IPA a sort of cross between a IPA and a belgian white beer I gather. They have quite a bit of information available on there site so that was good to get started.

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Even though its snowing spring is somewhere out there, its time to begin the Saison Series, one of my ideas for this year is to brew a series of saisons and basically try to be a bit more experimental, i’m still getting to grips with the new kit, have done about 10 brews on it now and I feel my beer are greatly improving. I have now added in one of the little solar pumps to recirculate the mash and to make sparging easier.

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red ale

Been a bit lapse on post so far this year, so far have managed to brew a american wheat hopped with NZ hops which is a session able 3.5% and also my biggest IPA to date with a boat load of mosaic hops, its currently sat dry hopping with 50g of mosaic and another 50g of centennial and smelling amazing, will be bottling this up later in the week.

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Managed to get a brew day in on new years eve, this might have to become a little tradition. For a while I have like the sound of a recipe for a clone of a Surly bitter which I have seen on northern brewer website.

So put together the recipe below based loosely around information on the NB website and the Surly website the aim was to have a nicely hopped, easy drinking bitter to take me into the new year.

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