Fermenting: 22/11/2005 Bottled: 10/12/2005
Made from The Country Brewer’s “Snug as a bug” recipe.
A dry lager, like a Tooheys Extra Dry or Cerveza (mexican style), this should be high in alcohol and easy to drink.
Hmm, that sounds like Carlton Cold, doesn’t it?
Anyway, the recipe:
- 1.7kg Wal’s dry lager (Malt and hops)
- 1kg Dextrose
- 250g Maltodextrin
- 250g Light dry malt
- 12g Cascade hops to finish
- Lager yeast and dry enzyme
Bottling notes: Should read ‘Finally bottled 10/12/2005′ because this was put off longer than expected. Been busy with work, weddings, carols, mission, church, life etc. Anyway, I had a case of old ‘Carlton Extra Dry’ bottles sitting around so I used them. It will be interesting to see how it come out, but this is certainly the brew to test out clear bottles.
Very pale, almost yellow, and quite light in flavour, but not in alcohol.
Tasting notes: Very, very popular beer. Almost completely gone within one month of being drinkable. A crisp, fresh and aromatic lager for connoisseurs, or just an excellent, easy-drinking beer for first timers. 8/10