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Brewclub 15th November 2016

This months theme is hop-combos i.e. exploring hop flavour combinations in beer. Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Alex Light Mead – Zambian honey, fermented with s04 Very nice light mead with a balanced residual sweetness. Jeff Vintage Leftovers – Freezer IPA Summit, Galaxy, Mosaic, Agnus Pretty sharp and hoppy. Kolby Identity Crisis – Dark Rye IPA Citra,… Continue reading Brewclub 15th November 2016

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Brewclub 13th October 2016

This months theme was High Abv beers. It was a surprisingly civilised affair all things considered. Beer list as follows: Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Kolby Double German IPA Hopped with Hallertauer (140g/10l) Max Barleywine/Belgian quad Based on Mikkeller big bad barleywine. Cherries raspberries and oak. Smells like a pumpkin beer. Alex Refractometer Barleywine Fuggles hopped. Two… Continue reading Brewclub 13th October 2016

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Edinburgh Rainbow Project

Inspired by The Rainbow Project run by Siren brewery for the last few years, we present the Edinburgh Rainbow Project. The aim behind this is to have homebrewers of Edinburgh collaborate on beers inspired by the colours of the rainbow (we picked colours out of a hat). Below is a description from the brewers of… Continue reading Edinburgh Rainbow Project

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Brewclub September 2016

This months hombrew club was back in the lovely Summerhall Cafe and had a great turnout. This months saw the judging of the Rainbow Project – where two months ago groups picked a colour out of a hat, and brewed a beer inspired by that colour. Those Rainbow beers will not be included in this article… Continue reading Brewclub September 2016

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Brewclub 11th August 2016

This months brewclub was held in the Brewstore due to the Edinburgh Fringe taking up all the venues in the city. In any case it was another great meeting with the monthly theme of Sour/Brett/mixed fermentation/funky beers. Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Brewstore – Johnny & Theo Session IPA – Small Batch Brewery A little too much… Continue reading Brewclub 11th August 2016

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Belgian Yeast Comparison Trial

Purpose For this yeast trial we compared five Belgian ale yeasts split within a batch of wort in an effort to better understand their flavour profiles and fermentation characteristics. The yeast strains used were Safbrew Abbaye, M31 Belgian Tripel, M41 Belgian Ale, WLP530 Belgian Abbey and WLP670 Belgian Golden Ale. Methods The mash was completed using a stepped mash at 50C, 67C,… Continue reading Belgian Yeast Comparison Trial

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Brewclub 14th July 2016

This months theme was Single hop beers. As usual we kicked off with wide array of beer styles and an elderflower champagne! List as follows: Brewer Beer Description/Feedback Dave Elderflower Champagne Light carbonation, sweet, fruity and refreshing. Schofferhoffer (brought by Johnny) Grapefruit Radler 2.5% Great fruity grapefruit.   Luke Hoppy Sour: Kettle soured with probiotic tablets.… Continue reading Brewclub 14th July 2016