Archive for May 2009
Malt Extract Syrup Pale 1510g
Crystal Malt 350g
Fuggle 60 mins 15g (First Wort Hops)
Golding 60 mins 13g (First Wort Hops)
Fuggle 10 mins 9g
Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.3% ABV (I’m making it with 3 extra Litres, it should be 5.7%)
Total Liquor: 16.6 Litres
Bitterness: 33 EBU
Colour: 36 EBC
Its run off the boiler into the FV before cooling in the bath, Yeast is s-04.
After a quick temperature and hydro check I’ve actually come the closest I’ve ever been to getting the correct SG and volume in the FV
On top of what Beer Engine said my total Liquor would be I added 1.5 Litres for Hop and trub losses, maybe I’ve cracked it!
It seems the real beer doesn’t exist any longer in its bottled form, as from what I can gather they only cask their ales now, no website either but here’s some info www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/491
**Bottled 10/06/2009, tasted quite sweet.
***Tasted after 8 Days in the bottle, its blooming good already
http://www.sarahhughesbrewery.co.uk – I Just found they do have a website now
I got these plants Friday 8th May and planted them all in the same compost in the same way, the WGV was the only hop rhizome with leaves, the rest were simply earthy looking roots. The Challenger and the Fuggle both got going pretty quick after planting but the WGV was trying to kill its self each day looking worse for wear!
Its only the last couple of days that its pushed out a couple of fresh green leaves and it trying to live!
The Fuggle is doing pretty well, its going to need a cane soon to climb
The Challenger is a little way behind the Fuggle but has more than one shoot
All plant rhizomes came from www.aplus-hops.co.uk
This is news to me, its the first sale I’ve had marked like this “Credit for Photo Sale by reseller”…
Could this be how the Fotolia Free API works??
The Pics below:
The recent Fotolia new letter:
“COMING SOON: FOTOLIA’S FREE CONTENT API
The first website based on the Fotolia’s free content API will soon be released! The site will drive traffic to Fotolia and is a fantastic opportunity for Fotolia’s contributors to get additional visibility amongst stock photography buyers.
Fotolia’s extensive API infrastructure (partner, Business, Developer and Reseller) has already shown their capacities in driving qualified traffic on the Fotolia website. We’re confident that this new API will do the same.
As a backgrounder, Fotolia’s free content API is based on free contents and unsold files. This API will be used by Fotolia to attract more stock imagery users and to invite them to buy additional imagery on Fotolia. That means: more traffic, more buyers and more sales. As you already know, you can add your unsold files to this program and get a half credit for each file added. Your file will be still offered on Fotolia.com at the standard price, while at the same time, being offered for free through the API.”
Extract#004: Otter Dark Stout
Brewed this yesterday, its happily fermenting away now
Here’s the ingredients:
FWH, grains & Extract in at 40 deg C:
Hot Break, I’d actually stirred it back down before taking this:
Half time, better have a slurp, which was my first ever Extract brew (Hop back Entire Stout):
Boiler run-off, the wort was cooled in the bath upstairs over a couple of hours:
Our tiny cooker! I let this go into the 25L bucket rather than my 15L as I expect the stout to explode shortly!:
Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1500g
Crystal Malt – 185g
Roasted Barley – 185g
Chocolate Malt, Pale – 185g
Crystal Wheat Malt – 100g
Fuggle – 60 mins 17g (FWH)
East Kent Golding – 60 mins 10g (FWH) *cheers for adm for the info here on First Work Hops.
Fuggle – 15 mins 10g
East Kent Golding – 15 mins 10g
s-04, pitched at 22 Deg C from a 2 hour fizzing starter and given a really good aeration.
Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048 (Actual reading about 1046 after cooling to 22, also after watering down by 3L after boiler run-off)
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 4.2%ABV
Total Liquor: 16.9Litres
Colour: 246EBC (Its a dark one!)
… and my first time sanitising with spray bottle and Iodophor, it feels weird not being able to smell bleach… it it really sanitised?!!!!
**Bottled 4/6/09** sneaky taste, quite interesting, lots of Pale Chocolate malt coming through.
Art Deco Style antique Walnut Wardrobes & Dressing table for Sale on Ebay.
Things went quite well, though I could have done with adding a few more litres during the boil as I only collected about half what i was supposed to, so I had to let it down with more water once in the FV. Kept running upstairs and using this www.collectionsoft.com/mybrewcollection/hc0.html until I got the Gravity to just above what it should have been.
It sat in the bath cooling off, next step has to be a immersion cooler as soon as I start making longer brew lengths.
Pitching Safale s-04 yeast.
Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1490 grams
Crystal Malt – 96 grams
Challenger – 60 mins 14 grams
Challenger – 30 mins 17 grams
Challenger – 20 mins 11 grams
Final Volume: 13 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.036
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol Content: 3.6% ABV
Bitterness: 38 EBU
Colour: 26 EBC
No pictures as it would have looked almost exactly like my last brew.
Please check out www.conistonbrewery.com for a damn fine pint!
Made Friday May 8th 2009.
As always, its really nice to find your work in print, but this find has put together a couple of my favourite hobbies.
I’m not actually a CAMRA member but I am a Real Ale drinker and Home Brewer, couple this with my interests in photography and design. The CAMRA ‘Beer’ magazine was passed onto me by one of the guys at work and I’d already flicked through it once and missed finding this shot of Spook the dog and a pint of beer, the shot has been downloaded 24 times at iStock and a handful of times at other stock sites.
It makes it better for my photography to be displayed in the well designed magazine that ‘Beer’ is, my compliments to the designer for a clean and tactile feeling read, the use of paper stock compliments the look nicely.
Pub, Dog, Half Full, Empty, Glass, Beer, Full, Pint Glass, House, Black, Bench, Bitter, Sitting, Road, People, White, public house