Thursday, November 4, 2010

A new era.

Well well well. I thought it would never come to this. First it was Facebook, which Jen bullied me into signing up to. Then it was Twitter.Jen actually signed me up and got me following a few folk before I even knew I was in. Now it's a blog. Jesus Christ what's going on? I should be doing long tones or lip slurs not writing crap online. Anyway before I rush off to teach some little Tboner's how to wield a bone I have to mention Wednesday Night Beer. My WNB was an oak aged stout made with 70% Munich Malt and a hefty helping of Chocolate Malt,Roast Barley,Amber Malt and hopped with lovely citrus American hops. The oak really mellowed the beer out and added some lovely fruity yet smoky flavours. It's the first time I have used oak chips and they will certainly be making another appearance. Here is the recipe:

Nuclear Summer

5.1% ABV, 42 IBU

4.167 kg Munich TYPE I
1.5 kg Pale Ale Malt
.5 kg Carapils®/Carafoam®
.5 kg Amber Malt
.300 kg Chocolate Malt
.5 kg Roasted Barley
1.0 ea WYeast 1084 Irish Ale
21 g Target (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
33 g Chinook (11.0%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
27 g Cascade (7.8%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min

Mash at 66c for 90mins. Sparge with 15l at 75c. Additions of sats at mash gypsum 1g chalk 1g. At boil 1g gypsum, 3 epsom salts, 5 calcium sulphide.
Pitched at 25c.


  1. Let the record show that I had nothing to do with the blog. That's all Rossa.

  2. OK I take full responsibility for this.The rest was you though...and as for Ollie and Facebook! Shame on you.