Paul

As a novice home brewer, I'm using this site to blog and review the beers I'm brewing and also others I'm drinking

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Oil of the Neck – Neck Oil Clone

After a year or so in my garden shed brewing all grain, I moved the brewery to my in-laws garage, more room plus the kids bikes could now go back in the shed to protect them from the elements. My first garage brew was a clone, well sort of, of Beavertown’s Neck Oil, a favourite beer…


What’s Left American Porter

What’s Left American Porter Here’s the recipe for my What’s Left American Porter, the name came from basically what I had left in my ingredients list. Method: All Grain Style: American Porter Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 21 liters (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 28.5 liters Efficiency: 75% (brew house) Boil Gravity: 1.033 (recipe based estimate)…


Indy Man Beer Con 16 Review

A busy year has passed and it’s been 12 months since the last post on the blog which was IMBC15 and in true to form here’s my 2016 review. I’m back st IMBC for the 3rd year running, again with a different drinking buddy. Making a blog debut is Rob, my father in law, Mrs D missed…


Indy Man Beer Con 15 #imbc15

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Second time attending Indy Man Beer Con and it was even better than the first! Attended the Saturday daytime session with my brother in law Jack and mutual friend Tom aka Bomber. I already knew it would be busy this year as the queue snaked around Victoria Baths with the usual mix of beards and…


Meet the Brewery – Beer Nouveau

Beer Nouveau

Here is the 3rd instalment in the meet the brewery series, this time round thanks to Steve from Beer Nouveau from Prestwich answering the questions and also the added bonus of a recipe, I’ll have a go at this one soon! What was your first brew & how did it go? An old Boots brew-in-the-bag…


Meet the Brewery – The Cheshire Brewhouse

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Welcome to to the 2nd post in the meet the brewery series, this time round thanks to Shane Swindells, Northern Craft Brewer and Owner of The Cheshire Brewhouse who has kinldy taken the time to answer the questions. I first tried a beer from Cheshire Brewhouse back in 2014 when I won a box of ales in a Twitter competition,…


Meet the Brewer – TicketyBrew – The Prairie Schooner

Last week I popped into my local taphouse, The Prairie Schooner in Urmston to attend a meet the brewer, Duncan from TicketyBrew was the brewer this time around. TicketyBrew is a husband and wife team from Urmston and the brewery is in Stalybridge, Manchester dialling code counts as Manchester right? That’s what Duncan said and they…


Meet the Brewery – The Runaway Brewery

The Runaway Brewery

Welcome to the first in a series of meet the brewery posts, I’m delighted to have Mark Welsby from The Runaway Brewery take the time to answer some questions about how they came about to running a successful brewery. I first experienced their beers at the Grub Winter festival hosted at the brewery. What was your…


New Meet the Brewery Series

A quick post to announce a meet the brewery (virtually) series is coming soon. A number of breweries have kindly agreed to a Q&A about their foray into beer brewing. I had the idea as i’m now onto my second all grain beer and wondered how micro-breweries get formed and wanted to get the information…


Coopers Selection – Irish Stout Kit

Coopers Selection - Irish Stout Kit

Latest and quite possibly the last beer kit (all grain DIY brewery nearly finished) is now in the fermenter and from the Coopers selection range, an Irish Stout. This kit was a bundled deal which came with the Irish Stout Beer Kit at a total cost of £20.39, 500g light spraymalt, brewing sugar and carbonation drops. I…