Wednesday, 17 August 2011
My First and Last
Just for a refresher, it's about a 7% Red Rye Ale brewed with Jaggery, Marris Otter, Rye, Crystal Rye, Munich & Cara Red malts, and was hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Columbus at several different stages.
The brew day was undertaken with a few minor cock-ups, so I was a little concerned that the final product would be flawed, but I was in good fortunes, as I think it tastes GREAT!
I didn't get to be as outrageously flamboyant as I wanted to be with the design and look of the final package. I would have rather the bottles been brown, but you have to roll with what you've got. I also wanted to go completely over-board and wax seal the caps and necks with red wax and place a 'G' (for Ghost & Gordon) seal right on the top.... maybe it was for the best I didn't. So with the end of my first brew in sight, most of what was produced given to a lucky few, I can only look forward to brewing more beer.
I am however, probably going to be a lazy brewer, and probably insist that all my beers are made in collaboration with someone else. So if you want to make a beer, if no one else can help, and if you can find me, then maybe you can hire the Ghost (to make a beer with you)
.....I say hire, but I'll most likely buy all the raw materials in response to using your kit ;)