Brewing a new BEER, with lock down mix!!

in #powerhousecreatives4 months ago

Brewing a new BEER, with lock down mix!!

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This weekend, it was time for me to do another home brew Beer. A few of my friends wanted to learn how to do a home brew, as they did not want to run out of Beer again, as it happened during lock-down.

I had a few issues to get ingredients for my brew!! The first on line shop I ordered from said it will take two weeks for the order to be delivered, but I never received my order. It is now more than a month and I am still waiting.

The company I now used, was completely closed during level 4 & 5 of the lock-down, but did open for online orders during level 3, in which we are now.

It took them only 2 days to make up my order, and I had the choice to pick it up myself, or to have it delivered at additional cost, I went to pick it up myself and everything worked out well.

The only problem I had, was that my choice of ingredients were limited, as there were huge stock-outs, caused by the lock-down. I then just improvised and will have to wait and see how this BEER turns out!!

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Above you can see all the ingredient and the prices in South African Rand. (1$ = R17.31) This will give me 25 liter of Beer.

I decided to do a dark beer, thus I am adding some Black Malt and Roasted Barley!!

For my bittering hops, I used Bravo hops and for my flavoring, I used Cascade hops.

For the yeast I used London ESB Yeast. I have never used this yeast before, but there was only a choice between two different yeasts, and I decided that this one will work better for my purpose.

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Below you can see the grains in my urn, and as you can see, it has a nice dark color. I left it in the urn for 90 minutes at 67 degrees Celsius, I then increased the temperature to boiling point, added my bittering hobs and after 45 minutes, I added the flavoring hops for the last 15 minutes of the boil.

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Below are my friends that came to learn how to brew, there was one more, but he left early.

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After the mash was cooled down, I put it in the fermenter, added the yeast and by the evening, my bubbler was bubbling away, indicating that the Beer was fermenting nicely. This will continue for about a week, then I will be able to bottle the brew.

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I hope you liked the post as much as I liked writing it.

Stay Safe!!

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