|Six pretty glass demijohns (And the essential brewing beers)|
|8L of Cloudy Apple Juice, 1 kg of Caster Sugar, 3 types of Hops and our 2 yeasts|
We were unable to decide if we wanted to use a white wine yeast, or a more conventional beer yeast, so we decided we'd run two batches, one with each yeast, and go with whichever came out better. The two we ended up using are the Safale US-05 for the beer, and the Vintner's Harvest CL23 for the wine yeast.
The hops... You'll just have to find out later.
First step was to sanitise our brand new demijohns
|Drying after a nice Iodophore bath|
In the meantime, we needed some inspiration, in the form of some tasty Belgian Trappist ale
|Delicious Monk Beer|
|Pictured: World's most fashionable jumper|
|Yeast pitched, bottles swirled. All good|
Wrapped them up in towels, and tucked them away in the garage, making sure to check up on the IPA while we were there. She hadn't changed much in the last few days, but the hydrometer reading was still quite high, so we popped in some yeast nutrient and gave her a stir. Hopefully both of these will be done next thursday, and ready for tasting/bottling!
|The ciders, all tucked in and ready for bed|
|IPA, still bubbling away like mad|
Next brewing update will come next Thursday/Friday, post bottling and initial tastings!