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Week 171: Winter is coming - part 1
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
09/11/2018 10:45
The 'Winter is coming' series will be focussed on a majestic beast of a beer that can sometimes be spotted but is always elusive. It’s as dark as night and spends most of its life in it barrel layer, but as soon as this beast emerges from its home. Imperial stouts need time to age...
Week 170: Decoction Mashing - Part 2
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
18/10/2018 12:02
We often get asked if you can do a decoction mash with the Grainfather, last week we discussed how a decoction mash works with the Grainfather. This week let's work through an actual Grainfather decoction brew day.....
Week 169: Decoction Mashing
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
05/10/2018 10:18
  We often get asked if you can do a decoction mash with the Grainfather, the good news is that it can be done, is it easy? Yes... but it requires much more planning and attention....
Week 168: Experimental Lagers - Part 4
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
28/09/2018 12:01
  This week we have our last chapter on experimenting with lagers. The high alcohol lagers are lagers greater than 6% ABV, these range in colour, malts and hop flavour and aroma. This family include Helles Bock, Dunkles Bock, Doppel Bock, Eisbock and even though it is not a recognised...
Week 167: Experimental Lagers - Part 3
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
21/09/2018 12:50
This week we delve further into experimenting with lagers, as we now move into the darker styles, the range of malts used becomes much broader the inclusion of malts like crystal/caramel/toffee, biscuit, red malts and small amounts of chocolate and add to this the German technique of...