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Week 162: The Wonderful World of Mead - Part 1
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Brewer
17/08/2018 09:01
  Mead is most commonly thought of as the oldest form of alcoholic beverage and was most likely discovered by early humans coming across a broken beehive after rain. The honey was diluted by the rain and exposed to yeast, which resulted in the production of alcohol by fermentation. When...
Week 159: Everything IPA - Part 1
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Grainfather Brewer
13/07/2018 09:18
  The IPA is a good style for many brewers just starting out as producing a decent IPA is fairly easy. It can be done with a SMASH grain bill and the high hopping rates can cover a multitude of first time mistakes. However, to really produce a stand out IPA requires a good knowledge of...
Week 158: Hunt for the Wilder Barrel
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Grainfather Brewer
05/07/2018 09:25
On the 2nd of June, I was lucky enough to be on rare chance to be involved with the process of blending sour beer at 8 Wired brewing in Warkworth New Zealand. Head brewer and founder Søren Eriksen selected a number of beers from their vast collection barrels and foeders, and guided...
Road to Homebrew Con: Mexico
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Grainfather Brewer
28/06/2018 16:13
  Follow Sam and Kiwi's journey as they traverse the globe in an attempt to reach Homebrew Con in time. Along the way they learn and sample the beer from different countries all over the world and keep notes to share with you, to brew the style at home on your Grainfather. Mexico: Sam and...
Road to Homebrew Con: Ireland
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Sam Loader - Resident Grainfather Brewer
28/06/2018 09:13
  Follow Sam and Kiwi's journey as they traverse the globe in an attempt to reach Homebrew Con in time. Along the way they learn and sample the beer from different countries all over the world and keep notes to share with you, to brew the style at home on your Grainfather. Ireland: A...