Archive for 8 Feb ’14

  • wpid-IMAG0871.jpgRapidly cooling the wort after the boil
  • wpid-IMAG0872.jpgRapid fermentation

English-style Brown Ale

Making another gallon batch of beer – this time an English-style brown ale.  The barley itself is flecked with quite dark grains, and the hops are added mostly towards the beginning of the boil, for a more bitter taste.  The fermentation on this one got going quite quickly, and is already fairly vigorous.

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4 seed loaf

This is the first time I’ve tried adding extras while making some bread.  This loaf has a generous helping from a 4 seed mix – pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and golden linseeds.  The sesame seeds dominate the taste, but it makes the bread a lot more interesting.