Fermenting: 13/03/2006 Bottled: 02/04/2006
After a delay of a few weeks I’ve finally put another batch of beer on. This one is another of The Country Brewer’s wetpaks. A wetpak (for all you new readers) is a first principles kind of homebrew kit – they give you the malt, hops, grain and yeast all separately, you then simmer it for an hour (to bitter the beer), dilute it with water and leave it to ferment.
We had a slight moment during the simmer, so in the end I decided to only mix this one up to 20 litres in total volume, so as still to have a full flavour. Speaking of flavour, this wetpak includes a belgian wheat bier yeast and also some orange rind in the package. These ingredients indicate a Hoegaarden style beer should be the result. The beer in the barrel looks a lot darker than a hoegaarden, though I guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks.