Hoppy Easter

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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.

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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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