Thursday, April 19, 2012

01 Vitafit Turbocider - 1st Bottle

01 Vitafit Turbocider-  Day 52 1st bottle of nitro brew -lovely

First bottle of the first batch of Vitafit Apple Juice Turbocider. A 250ml Nobelaner bottle was chosen due to the high ABV I had decided to make this one.
15%ABV minimum is what it should be. Given the Surge problem and samples am slightly unsure of actual ABV.

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Blushing Blonde - First Thoughts

Up for A Brew - A Blushing Blonde.
Beer that is. Have had it in my head for a while to brew me a pink beer and A Blushing Blonde is supposed to be pink or even Pink! This would look very nice I think for a summer brew

The basics:
Coopers Canadian Blonde
1kg Coopers Brew Enhancer 1 (700g Dextrose, 300g Maltodextrin)
500g frozen berries (in mesh bag, added on day 2)
23lt Water
21°C for 10 days

For the main fermentation
Think I will go for 20°C for 2 wks in the water bath, which is my usual routine.

Still not quite sure on Primary or secondary addition of the fruit.
Personally of the mind to do a bit of both, so I get both the colour and keep more of the colour and smell of the fruit.