Beer

I am currently brewing beer from grains and learning a lot from the process. I’ve won prizes for my efforts but I do not intend to compete in 2020.

Currently Bubbling

  1. Barley Wine 2020 – 11 litres, fermenting. OG 1106.

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Packaged and Conditioning

  1. Covidlier – 5% Pale Ale. 7 litres – needs bottling.

Complete

  1. Barley Wine Strong Ale (3/2020) – OG 1090/FG 1018 not strong enough 9.71% – has now carbonated properly (ready to drink)
  2. Blackberry Wine (4/1/2020) – bottled
  3. Blueberry Wine (26/1/2020) – Very tart. Some mixed with blackberry. Rest discarded.
  4. Pineapple Wine (3/2020) – bottled.
  5. Mead – racked and bottled.
  6. A Barley Wine experiment (since March 2019) –  More on this soon.
  7. Rose Wine (21/2/2020, White Grape juice, Strawberry and Raspberry) – Bottled on 15/5/20 perhaps a little early. It has cleared well and has turned out medium-sweet.
  8. Pineapple Liquor (3/2020) – filtered and bottled.
  9. County Porter (1/2/2020) – Half in a barrel, bottled and conditioning at 12°C. Most of it has been consumed at a social distanced street COVID-19 event. The final bottles were drunk on 8/9/2020
  10. Patience ’18 Potato Wine (9/2/2018) – drinks like a sherry. It’s oxidised but still fine.

What’s Next

  1. Barley Wine 2020 Kill the Livers edition.
  2. County Export Stout or Mild (2020)
  3. County Inaugural Ale (2020)
  4. County Anniversary Ale (2020)

Prizes and Places

  • NAWB 2019 – Kit Beer – 1st
  • NAWB 2019 – Oatmeal Stout – 1st
  • NAWB 2019 – American Pale Ale – 3rd
  • NAWB 2019 – 3 Bottles of Beer – 3rd
  • NAWB 2019 – Russian Imperial Stout – 3rd
  • NAWB 2019 – Photograph class – 5th
  • W&W 2018 – Porter – 3rd
  • NAWB 2018 – Members Class 19 – Medium Dry Cherry Wine – 1st
  • NAWB 2018 – 60th Anniversary Class 93 – 60/- Beer – 1st
  • NAWB 2018 – Porter – 3rd
  • NAWB 2018 – Dry Stout – 3rd
  • NAWB 2018 – IPA – 3rd
  • NAWB 2018 – 3 Bottles of Beer – 5th
  • NAWB 2018 – 3 Bottles of Beer (Circle) – 5th (County Beermakers)
  • Ware Wine and Beer Circle 2017 – Dry Stout – 4th
  • NAWB 2017 – Dry Stout – 2nd