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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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Time to bottle the Indian Saison, have already added the suger, just moving the beer over to a bottling bucket.











Cleaned the bottles yesterday, today they just needed to be sanitized.










Ready to bottle….(it looks lighter than it really is….)










And after about 30 minutes, 20 liters of beer ready for storage!

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Well i decided it would be fun to make a blog to show off our (Marita and Sam) home brewing. So far we have been brewing for about 1 year (most of the time all grain). Most people have a name for their home brewery, we haven’t thought of a good one yet.

In December 2010 we purchased a Beer Brew 30 (pictured), its made brewing so much easer! This weekend we will be doing our 4th brew with it.










So far in the BB30 we have made:

  • Pale Ale
  • Weihenstephaner Clone
  • IPArative (A simple IPA)

The last being bottled about 2 weeks ago.