Dave, Dave, Dave and a whole bunch of Dave

Can the real Dave make himself known?

Ok, can you spot the real Dave? πŸ™‚

Yep, it was Dave’s stag do at our friendly Ashurst campsite in the New Forest for Beer, Meats and more Beer. Everyone had a good time and it was nice to catch up with some old friends (and I don’t mean that literally!). Still there’s only so much beer you can drink…..or is there?

Making Beer round 2

Yes, folks it’s beer time again accept I’m using a King Keg brewing barrel a work friend lent me. The beauty of these beasts is that you don’t need to add sugar or bottle afterwards as you can pour straight from the barrel. The only problem is that you only get a couple of weeks once ready to drink! I guess I’ll have to get some friends round to help taste. πŸ™‚ hick. If it works out I’m going to have to purchase one from here along with another Woodforde’s Wherry Bitter kit.

Bottling beer time

So, just before I escape off to Italy for my second boarding holiday I’ve just bottled the beer that has been fermenting for the last week. I did have to purchase a heat pad to put underneath the fermenting bin so it can raise the temperature to between 21 and 27C which is the ideal brewing temperature as I was getting around 18C. So now the beer has been bottled I’ve got to wait for another couple of weeks before I can taste it…. πŸ™‚

Making Beer

Homebrew

Yep, that’s right I’ve brought a Coopers home brew set from The Home Brew Shop in North Camp Farnborough and made my first brew. It’s got about a week before it’ll be ready for bottling and then another two weeks before it’s ready for drinking. Stay tuned for the details of the drinking experience….. πŸ™‚