Beer

I am currently brewing beer from grains and learning a lot from the process. Previously I made wine as well but as of July 2020, I’ve stopped making any new wine. I’ve won prizes for my efforts but I do not intend to compete in 2020.

Currently Bubbling

  1. Blackberry Wine (4/1/2020) – Secondary fermentation. Reracked 2/5.
  2. Blueberry Wine (26/1/2020) – Secondary fermentation, reracked 2/5. Very tart.
  3. Pineapple Wine (3/2020) – secondary fermentation, reracked. Needs to clear.
  4. Mead – fermentation.

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Packaged and Conditioning

  1. Patience ’18 Potato Wine (9/2/2018) – Bottled, but probably not ready until 2/2021
  2. Barley Wine Strong Ale (3/2020) – OG 1090/FG 1018 not strong enough 9.71% – rested for 2 months. Needs fixing – will add yeast to save it.

Complete

  1. A Barley Wine experiment (since March 2019) –  More on this soon.
  2. 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.
  3. Pineapple Liquor (3/2020) – filtered and bottled.
  4. 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
  5. Innocent Apple Wine (8/3/2018) – made with Innocent Apple juice – awful, will probably discard

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! Also, I can’t lift anything since 25/7… We need to up our game in 2021.

  1. County Export Stout or Mild (2020)
  2. Barley Wine 2020 (Grrr)
  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