Hmmm… Dunkel Mild

Hmmm… Dunkel Mild

Not a beer style I’d really wanted to brew previously, but I do have a soft spot for a malty well balanced dark mild. I’d often tell myself: “why brew a 3.4% mild when you can brew an 8% DIPA or 13% Impy Stout?” Or: “Time is precious, why waste it brewing a low gravity malty beer? Now, where is […]

Boddingtons Bitter Clone Recipe

Boddingtons Bitter Clone Recipe

I’d not done a brew day for a while after the Green Hopped Munich Dunkel (and an Imperial Stout which needs it’s own write up) as we’d had quite a lot of building work going on over the lead up to Christmas and into the new year which had prevented any brewing. The Dunkel had just run out on keg […]

Black Cat Porter

Well, what a great Christmas and New Year that was! To help celebrate, I kept good on my promise and made a shorter all grain brew to have a Porter ready for Christmas drinking    The Boil and Hop Additions   This was based on a recipe I had done back in May 2015 for a partial mash: part all grain – […]

Honey, I’m brewing a Saison…

It’s been a while but this brew evening felt a bit special. It was definitely long overdue. I’ve wanted to brew a Saison for a while and I had some odds and ends of some grain that I could use up. So this was the perfect opportunity to cycle through my stock – and stay true to the origins of […]

Wonderweizen?

So this was the first all grain recipe I made using my new boil kettle, mashing bag and homemade wort-chiller.  Initial thoughts were that it was tainted in some way, but after a few weeks in the bottle the consensus appears to be that this is actually quite good, but a little on the weak side at 4%. I was having a bit […]