Beer and Wine

I am currently brewing beer from grains and learning a lot from the process. Additionally, I am attempting to turn fruit and sugar into country wines. I’ve won prizes for my efforts but I do not intend to compete in 2020.

Currently Bubbling

  1. Patience ’18 Potato Wine (9/2/2018) – Demijohn conditioning. Ready 2/2021
  2. Innocent Apple Wine (8/3/2018) – made with Innocent Apple juice, demijohn conditioning
  3. A Barley Wine experiment (since March 2019) – Bottle conditioning
  4. Blackberry Wine (4/1/2020) – Secondary fermentation.
  5. Blueberry Wine (26/1/2020) – Secondary fermentation, bubbling occasionally
  6. County Porter (1/2/2020) – Half in a barrel at 12°C, bottled and bottle conditioning.
  7. Rose Wine (21/2/2020, White Grape juice, Strawberry and Raspberry) – Secondary fermentation.
  8. Pineapple Wine (3/2020) – secondary fermentation, bubbling heavily
  9. Pineapple Liquor (3/2020) – filtered and bottled
  10. Barley Wine Strong Ale 2020 (3/2020) – OG 1090, not strong enough – fermentation fridge

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What’s Next

Brewing is on hold at the moment. There’s not a lot of point brewing in volume if I can’t drink it. Not even I can drink 23litres a week… I could bottle it but I hate bottling!

  1. County Export Stout or Mild (2020)
  2. Barley Wine 2020 (Grrr)
  3. Tia Maria Clone (4/2020)
  4. County Inaugural Ale (2020)
  5. Rumtopf (5-10/2020)
  6. 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