No The Homebrew Didn’t Kill Me!

It’s been a while since I posted here and a logical thinker may surmise that I might have succumbed to the effects of drinking my home brew. I’m happy to report that is not the case. I’ve had a bit of a break from the homebrewing over the winter. But now I’m just about to get stuck in to a new batch, batch #8. In case you’re wondering, batch #7 was a Cooper’s European Lager which turned out nicely.

Tonight I’m going to brew my favorite style, American Pale Ale. But I still haven’t quite decided what hops I’m going to go with. I have some Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo in the freezer, so might go with either an all Simcoe or a Cascade + Amarillo combo. I have to get stuck in to the Kit And Extract Beer Designer spreadsheet now and figure out my hops additions.

I have some harvested yeast that I’ve revived and are rearing to go to work. They were sitting in the fridge for the last 6 months, so they were a bit slow to get going in my starter that I made 2 nights ago and I was about to give up on them yestrerday but found them in action today so they should be good to go.

Well I better get down to it and do some multitasking home brewing while watching the Rugby World Cup semi-final between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.

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