With a ripe pineapple (and slightly overripe grapefruit) lying in wait, I was primed to brew with fruit today. But then @BeerLabSA chewed through their backlog of orders like a 1st post-lockdown pizza and voila! Fresh, proper ingredients. #LockdownBrew 🧵
A wee step up from the SMASH from the last few weekend, but just a slight variation on the theme.
Mashed in, and now the grains will sit and steep in WonderBag at ~67C for the next 60 mins.
Rinsing the grains.
Reducing nicely, and on track to meet the target of 4.3L. 30 mins left of the boil…
Unexpected efficiency increase 🤔
Nottingham ale yeast pitched, and the brew is put to bed. Go forth and multiply, little yeasties.
Brew done! Time to enjoy the spoils of last weekend’s brew. Forgot I ran out of sugar prior to the bottling of this one, so it’s a tad under carbonated… 😒
Beer Batch 5 fermentation bubbles!