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Carbonating your beer

Posted by Lynnae Endersby on

A simple guide to carbonating your beer with granulated sugar using a priming solution. 

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BeerLab introduces Thomas Fawcett Malts

Posted by Lynnae Endersby on

When we started looking at another malting company to supply BeerLab with quality, hard to find malt varieties it did not take us long to decide on Thomas Fawcett and sons. Their rich history, the fact that they still do traditional floor malting and their outstanding reputation for quality made the decision a easy one (our fondness for English style beers also helped!). To our knowledge, this is the first major consignment of English malts to be made available to local home brewers.   One of the owners of Thomas Fawcett (James Fawcett) personally assisted us with our first order...

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Carbonation Chart

Posted by Lynnae Endersby on

   Ales Barley Wine                                          1.3 - 2.3      Belgian Specialty      Dubbel                                                  1.9 - 2.4 Trippel                                                  1.9 - 2.4 Belgian Ale                                           1.9 - 2.5 Belgian Strong Ale                               1.9 - 2.4 White                                                     2.1 - 2.6 Lambic Gueuze                                     3.0 - 4.5 Lambic Fruit                                          2.6 - 4.5 Flanders Brown                                    1.9 - 2.5      English Bitter     English Ordinary                                   0.75 - 1.3 English Special           ...

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Brewing 101 Partial Mash Brewing

Posted by Lynnae Endersby on

                                                                      So you've tried extract brewing and want to take your brewing to the next step. This is where you can really start adding your own flair to your beer by adding grain and hops. What is partial mash brewing?  A partial mash is a brewing system where a part of your wort (pre-fermented beer) is made from grain and the other from extract (this can be liquid of dry malt extract)  The small amount of grain you add to your beer adds flavour and colour while the malt extract makes up for the the rest of...

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Brewing 101

Posted by Lynnae Endersby on

Making your own beer is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Your first beer is the beginning of a journey, before you even finish bottling your first beer you'll be dreaming of all the things you could tweak, ingredients you could add etc. Beer is truly where art and science meet. Your first brew can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be. There's a lot of new terminology but nothing more complicated than baking a cake. Beer is made from four basic ingredients Malted Barley (a grain similar to wheat)    Yeast         Water    ...

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