Peak Home Brew
I have reached peak home brew!
No more space for any more full bottles and I’m out of empty bottles. Along with that, the beer that I got brewed I can’t drink, as they need more time to condition fully.
I know that there isn’t much work in homebrewing, about three hours every fortnight. But at least with a full FV it feels a bit like I’m doing something with my hobby e.g checking at the temp, look at the little yeasties moving about in the FV and the bobbles bobbling, instead of sitting around twiddling thumbs.
Stock is now: a Coopers Fresh Draught, an Authentic IPA (v2) and an American Blonde called Marilyn’s Secret. From left to right on above photo: The Draught is ready now and is a good as it gets I think, not really a lager drinker any more. The Blonde needs about two-three weeks before it is ready. The IPA needs three-four weeks more, though can probably be drunk in two-three weeks time just fine.
So in the idle time I’m clicking about trying to find what to brew next. I truly enjoyed the The Pale Ale from Little Creatures in Tasmania and Deschutes Brewery’s Chainbreaker White IPA from the Bend, OR, USA.
I have found clones of these, though it does mean that I need to get more and different hobs than what I got. Where I would rather use the hobs I got atm. – better use them before they get too old – Vic Secret, Saaz and Motueka. So a Saison for the harvest and another Authentic IPA dry hopped with a bit of Motueka and Vic Secret. If the Marilyn’s Secret turns out nicely might do that again, since I got the hops.