Hoppy Easter


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.


About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on April 7, 2012, in Home Brewing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Greg McCreary

    I have always wanted to try that but end up chickening out! I am glad you had a great experience with this…I gotta give it a try!!

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