Browsing: issue 005

Features Yeast for homebrewing
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The Number of the Yeast

Proudly standing at the ‘intersection of science, education and craft’ White Labs are pushing boundaries to set new standards within the art of fermentation. They recently launched new low alcohol strain yeast in homebrew sizes so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to reach out to them for this, our small beer issue.

Brewery Spotlight The Wild Beer Co
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The Wild Beer Co

Wild Beer Co are on a mission to change our perception of beer with exciting, complex, wild brews. Founded in October 2012 by Andrew Cooper and Brett Ellis, Wild Beer Co produce their boundary-pushing beer from their farmhouse brewery, idyllically set amongst the rolling Somerset hills, giving them a unique terroir.

Brewery Spotlight Small Beer Brew Co
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Small Beer Brew Co

With young families to look after and long days of work to conquer Felix James and James Grundy couldn’t be doing with hangovers. But they still wanted to kick back with a decent brew at the end of the day. While they appreciated their downtime, you should know that these aren’t two guys who sit around moaning. Their frustration at the lack of consistently good and widely available lower strength beers gave them an awesome vision for a whole new movement within the world of beer.

Hop Focus UK homebrewing
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Hop Focus: Saaz

You may or may not have heard the term Noble hop before. Well, Saaz is one of the four main Noble hops alongside Hallertau, Spalt and Tettnang. The characteristics of all these hops are low in bitterness and high in aroma, making these hops ideal to brew up a European lager or pilsner, and is one of the headline hops in Stella Artois.

Recipes Craft cider recipe
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Recipe: cider

Check out this great craft cider recipe by Mark Rudge from Wasted Apple. “I am a real believer in people having a go – just ‘do it and learn’. I have tried to construct this simple recipe in a way that will encourage anyone to give it a go, with the minimum of equipment.”

Brewery Spotlight wasted apple craft cider
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Wasted Apple Craft Cider

Based in St Austell, Wasted Apple make handcrafted traditional Cornish cider and award winning apple juice. You get a sweet double whammy with Wasted Apple cider: the exceptionally good end product, including their fantastic ‘Heritage’ range made from Cornish varieties of cider apples; and then there’s the environmental benefit.

Tech Talk
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Review: Plaato Keg Management System

The concept behind Plaato’s Keg Management System (PKMS) is to measure the beer levels in your keg. My initial thought was: why would I need to know this? Surely picking the keg up is the simple way to know what level you have. So I was eager to learn if there were any benefits to this equipment.

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