May
08

Bottled Mead

Posted under Home Brew
Apr
27

Yeast Forming

Posted under Home Brew
Apr
12

Yeast Starters (cultures)

Posted under Home Brew

Yeast starters for my next batches of beer from the mead. Just throw it in 5 gallons of my next beer.

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Apr
10

Dandelions

Posted under Home Brew, Personal
Mar
20

Mead lagering on the basement floor

Posted under Personal
Mar
15

Posted under Personal
Mar
12

Braggot Ingredients

Posted under Home Brew

 

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from the top left:

Honey, 3 kinds of malt
Can of cherries, lemon,lime,orange, northern brewer hops, saaz hops
Bottle caps, priming sugar (under the fruit)

Mar
11

Garlic Chutney Sausage and Rice

Posted under Good Food
Mar
05

Braggot Label

Posted under Home Brew
Mar
05

The Mead The Vikings Stole

Posted under Home Brew

A Braggot is a mead (honey wine) made with a beer recipe. They were popular in northern Scotland during the time of the Picts (800 to 1200 AD). Whether they bought it or more likely stole it, the Vikings drank it.

Here is my braggot recipe for 5 gallons:

4lbs Light Amber Honey
1 lbs Weyermann Carafoam Malt (for body and head)
1 lbs Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt
1 lbs Belgian Special B Malt
1 orange (zest & juice)
1 lemon (zest & juice)
1 cup of sour cherries
2 oz US Northern Brewer Hop Pellets (Boil 60 minutes)
2 oz Czech Saaz Hop Pellets (1 oz add to boil at 15 minutes, 1 oz add to secondary fermenter)

Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast