California Stout

California Stout

For the 2nd meeting of the Hertford Beer and Brewers group (HBAB) it was decided we should all have a go at brewing a dark beer (since it was still winter). I’d brewed a porter last year, which I’m yet…




Cascade Hops

Green Hop Cascade SMaSH

Earlier this year I bought a couple of hop rhizomes from Willingham Nurseries with the hope that I’d one day be able to make a beer or 2 with hops I’d grown myself. I bought a cascade and a goldings and put…




Making a Hop Tea

Making a Hop Tea

For my American Pale Ale recipe rather than dry hopping I thought I’d give making a hop tea a try to add that extra hop boost I was looking for. A hop tea is an infusion of hops and water,…




American Pale Ale

American Pale Ale

For my 20th AG brew I thought I’d do something little special and do a highly hopped American Pale Ale. I’d had 500g of Cascade in the freezer I wanted to use some of but wanted to pair another US…