I’ve amassed the kit – save for one small, but hopefully not too vital – piece of equipment and went on an ingredient raid this lunchtime.
The lovely lady at the Love Brewing store in Chesterfield was extremely patient with me and my noob questions, even though they are in the process of moving premises. I came away with a sparging bag and the following:
- 5(ish) kilos of Maris Otter
- 500g Crushed Crystal
- 17g target hops
- 8g Challenger hops
- 8g Northdown hops
- 11g East Kent Goldings
- Some Mangrove Jack Craft Series yeast – M10 (Workhorse) – a good all -rounder, by all accounts.
- Plus a few other sundries.
I’m aiming for a simple British bitter of around 5% ABV for my first brew and should have no problems achieving that from the above. I sound like I know what I’m talking about, but I really don’t, but I’m looking forward to the journey.
Whatever happens with this brew, I’ll go from there. And I’ll post the results (good or otherwise).