Are You Speaking Vulcan Or Something?

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Do you remember those kids in the playground who were only ever into one thing? They often played by themselves and we’re totally obsessed with that one thing. The kind of kid into, say,...

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Do The Maths

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When I was a child, I remember long, almost eternal waits at a bus stop at the bottom of Castle Market in Sheffield. The most pungent smell of something I could not describe hung heavily...

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Going Against the Grain

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I’m possibly getting a little obsessive about brewing my own beer.  I was in my local brew shop last weekend discussing all grain brewing with shop assistant, when she referred to some brewers ‘into...

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You Win Some, You Loose Some

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I finally got around to bottling Ale the Lamb the other night. I don’t know about you, but some beers are just easier to brew than others! It seems as if everything went wrong...

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Temperature Woes

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Oh my life, home brewing is a source of stress sometimes!  For the past few days, the mind has boggles. I’m currently brewing a batch of Ale The Lamb.  After a week, I thought...

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How to Bump Up a Beer Kit

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We’ve all been there haven’t we? Spent the best part of £50 buying the basic equipment in order to make beer – make beer! – in our own home, followed all the instructions that...

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Using a Brew Belt

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Regulating fermentation temperature is essential to creating a quality beer.  Too cold, and the yeast will go sleepy, grinding your fermentation to a halt.  Too hot on the other hand, and yeast become stressed,...

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