Why Hire Krispy Brown?
Jan11

Why Hire Krispy Brown?

[I have been offered a position so am now back in work, but I’ll leave this up for a the record] Well after 9 months I decided to address the issues with my life/work balance, and leave New Scientist.  It was a really interesting and challenging job, and I wish them all the best – it’s such a great magazine, and the people there make it a really stimulating place to work.  BUT: I realised that the travel and stress...

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My Beer Writing Website
Oct10

My Beer Writing Website

Just a quick post to link to my more ‘beer focused’ website; beerwriter.co.uk, where I’m transfering all my thoughts on beer, pubs, and home brewing.  I’ve started doing full mash (beer making from first principles, using barley grain) now, after nearly five years not doing a brew, and I’m just remembering how much fun it is. I decided to try my hand again now as I’ve spent a day at one local craft...

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New brew: Belgium strong ale
Oct23

New brew: Belgium strong ale

Another brew for Xmas; “Krispy Belgium Strong Ale” is now in the fermenter, and is still bubbling strongly 3 days later. I wanted to have a couple of strong (8-9%) ales for Xmas, all bottled in my new green 1 litre bottles – better than 2 litres I had been using, as a) you can control how much you drink easier – without having to leave half opened stuff), and b) less chance of yeast mixing, as you probably only...

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New brew – “Krispy Stout”
Sep30

New brew – “Krispy Stout”

I’ve been busy and have brewed up another beer – Krispy Stout this time, and it’s in the fermenter bubbling away as we speak. You can click on the image below to see the recipe – ignore the bitterness figure though – it seems not to be working correctly!  I used both pale chololate malt and roasted barley to get the flavours and colour of a stout – using a bit of spare crystal malt just to add to...

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Brew day in pictures – brewing ‘how to’
Sep20

Brew day in pictures – brewing ‘how to’

Here’s the log of my most recent brew, my first of the autumn, and again it’s kinda my own recipe, for an IPA.  I bought the ingredients based on what I’d been reading, and then used an online calculator to just check my thoughts and timings.  Click on the image below to see what I’m pretty much aiming for – I’m using the traditional high quality fuggles and golding hops – for hopefully a...

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