What perfect timing to taste our first home made brew with added Hops! Its’s a Brew Canada “Canadian Lager” with “Cluster” Hops – we’re calling it Hoppy Hoppy JoyJoy. I am SO impressed with the taste, the carbonation, and the clarity. Aging in the secondary, it was pretty cloudy and I didn’t think we would get the result we have.
We accidentally disturbed the hops sitting at the top of the brew andreally kicked up the hops. We don’t own a beer filter of any sort yet, so we MacGyvered a filteration operation with the gold permanent coffee filter. We probably lost about 3 litres of beer to sediment and human error, but I think it was worth it for clarity of the end result.
This is the first beer we have brewed that has a really nice crispness to it. It’s super drinkable right now, it needs no more aging. Next time I think we can be bolder with the hops. We left them in for only 3 days at the end of the process, and there is only a slight overtone of hops.