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Back to brewing

It’s been a while since my last brew and the supplies are running low at home, with a bit of help from people at work 🙂

So there is this competition coming up at the end of September, the Unofficial Oslo Championships. So i figured why not give it a try, worst thing that could happen is you get some tips to make it better next time. It being internation Beer day on Sunday i thought it would be perfect for a new brewing day.
First off we made a IPA based on Kohatu and Nelson Sauvin hops. This one being sort of a collaboration brew, with Joseph from work that also brews at home and Marita and me.

First we upgraded the beer brew 30 a bit with some high tech insulation technology from Biltema:

It has a nice color to the boil, and about 150g of hops! Will be more going in for dry hopping later on.

Next India Saison being my favorite i’ve made so far, and the fact that so many other people liked it i figured i need to make it again. We didn’t get around to doing 2 in the same day so this one Marita and i did yesterday.

Lots of beautiful hops going into the start, this time i decided to add the Amarillo flowers to the boil instead of pellets (citra on the left).

The hops look and smell amazing!

Finally both on fermentation, the IPA on the left is 24 hours ahead on fermentation so its already bubbling away 🙂

Now we are both a bit worn out from brewing 2 days in a row, and the cleaning is the worst part, especially since the India Saison had a little accident and overboiled a little. Maybe i can get someone to clean for me next time, i wish 😉


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Dry hopping

Time to add some aroma to the beer, Amarillo is a good choice, planned on 30g but there was 35g left in the bag. Yet you can never have too much Amarillo hops.






While i was in there i decided to try and scrape the dead yeast off the top.






Hop bag full of Amarillo added!