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Rosland Home Brewers

Everyone is coming over for a pre xmas celebration today so we are going to test a bottle..a bit early but we want to test one before xmas :-)

Finn shook the bottle a little and it did not look like there was any CO2 in there but it needed to be tested. The cap was popped and we filled 3 glasses, lo and behold there was foam!! It seems we have made beer after all :-). We all seem to like the taste, but there is not quite enough bubbles yet. We will let it sit a week or so more. It does taste nice I think, a round flavour and a touch bitter. I look forward to testing more :-)


So we are bottling today, these are the steps we took:

  1. Added the Wurt (or however you spell it) that we took out before adding yeast. 1 bottle pr. dunk. This is done instead of adding 1/4 ts or so of sugar to each bottle, this is to get CO2.
  2. Split into 3 jobs. Cleaning, capping/transport and filling.
  3. Cleaning with a Crystal Soda mix, to disinfect.
  4. Using a tube to transfer the beer to the bottles.

It all seemed to go rather well, we did not have the right equipment to measure the gravity so we are unsure if there is any alcohol in this but we assume there is.

Now we wait...


Mellomstraen 8

Well, all but the living room floor are stained and laquored now so things are coming together finally. This week the plumber and the electrician come to finish their part of the job. The final thing to be done is installing the kitchen, it is built but we are waiting for the counter top so it can be mounted. I figure I will start moving in stuff some time by the end of the week unless the plumber and/or the electrician can't make it.

Keeping my fingers crossed :-)


Climbing on Heltnanuten

Aint it great

Now it is getting interesting

On my way up

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