Fermenting: 23/10/2004 Bottled: 07/11/2004
I started getting adventurous here. A Wetpak (from The Country Brewer) contains malt mixed with hops, some grain to sparge, some finishing hops, and an appropriate yeast. You need to mix it up and simmer for over an hour to bitter the malt, then add the other ingredients. This turned out brilliant. It was my first full malt beer, and was massively hopped, almost over hopped, and was bursting with flavour and aroma. It is made somewhat in the style of little creatures pale ale (from Fremantle’s Little Creatures Brewery). Worth the effort for sure – arguably my best beer yet. Some bottles had a strange aftertaste though.