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Brew Day: BBOC Vanilla Porter

Brew Day: BBOC Vanilla Porter

I’ve decided to take part in this year’s “Black Beer of Christmas” Facebook group brew-off(up?). The idea is to brew a beer, bottle it and send a batch of it to your local hub. Shortly afterwards, you’ll get a box back with a selection of other brewers beer! This year’s theme is Porter, so I’ve decided to have a go at brewing a Vanilla Porter. Recipe: 4.5kg Munton’s Maris Otter / Propino Blend (5.9 EBC) 1kg Munich Malt (20 EBC)…

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Brewery Upgrade: HERMS System (Part 1)

Brewery Upgrade: HERMS System (Part 1)

Since building my brewery kit, I’ve managed to brew a few beers… #1 – Dirty Daemon II – Detailed in my last post, an American APA with loads of Citra in the boil & dry-hopped. #2 – A Christmas CarAle – A Christmas ale spiced with Star Anise, Cinnamon and Nutmeg. ┬áBased on Greg Hughes’ recipe in Home Brew Beer. #3 – Oaty McOatFace – An Oatmeal Stout, based on James Morton’s recipe in Brew. #4 – Unnamed – A…

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