After 7 days the beer was conditioned and the BruBox was tantalizingly close to being ready. All that was left to do was rotate the box so that the tap was in the upright (ready to pour!) position and then leave for a further two days for the beer to settle. I had started my beer on such a date that it would be ready to drink from Christmas Eve, as the Christmas holiday is a perfect time for…

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  So you’ve read about stage one and stage two of Wild Tide’s Home Brew, now find out what happened next… After 10 days the Brubox had finished fermenting and was bubbling at less that one bubble per minute. I took away the water, removed the tube and closed the tap. As I am creating a draught beer, I removed the cap and poured in three teaspoons of lovely white granulated sugar.   The smell from inside the cube was…

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  Following on from my first post about stage one of my home brew. I thought I’d update you with how it’s going. After I had left the beer to ferment I went to bed, got up and went to work. When I returned the Brubox had changed… It was no longer stooped to one side, it was now pressurised from the fermentation and was rigid because the CO2 had been released into the cube. Bubbles were coming regularly from…

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  Recently I’ve been becoming more and more interested in Ale, craft beer and brewing in general. I know very little about the brewing process and have been wanting to find out more about what goes into making beer (on a small and large scale). A brewery tour is definitely on the books to get a bit more knowledge on the topic, but I’d thought a great way to learn more about brewing would be to actual brew my own…

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  I’m going on Holiday to the Spainish coast (purposeful typo) on Friday, for 10 days. Now this post isn’t a brag, as my holiday is bittersweet; for in the Cornish town of Falmouth on Friday the 25th and Saturday 26th of October, one of my favourite occasions of the year occurs. Kernow’s largest real ale festival. Organised by CAMRA and held at Princess Pavilions, the festival plays host to over 200 of the finest real ales, ciders and perries……

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  So, Sunday definitely turned out to be a gluttonous day! We popped down to the Oyster Festival on Events Square, Falmouth at about midday. We browsed the really good selection of high quality stalls and my girlfriend couldn’t resist and bought some jewellery. My eyes however, were set on a very different prize – Oysters and Stout. We made our way into the main marque and headed straight for the oyster bar. I purchased four oysters on a paper…

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  Here be another review for a beer I had at the 5 Degrees beer fest: Sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin with the brewery itself. Bristol Beer Factory have been brewing fine tasting beers for nearly a decade now (they started off in 2004), in that time their range has extended a lot. They now have several bottled ales and produce over 10 cask ales, including some seasonal specials! They like to be inventive and experiment with beer, not in…

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  Is Cornwall’s Pride from the Tintagel Brewery something for Cornwall to be proud of? The Tintagel Brewery uses pure Cornish spring water to brew Cornwall’s Pride; their spring is found in Tintagel, the birthplace of King Arthur. This beer is truly fit for a king and the taste is as pure and powerful as one too. It has a full bodied malt taste with delicate citrus undertones. To the eye it’s coloured a deep amber which is almost as…

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  Tonight we decided to venture through the rain to Beerwolf in town, our bravery in battling the rain was rewarded, upon reaching Beerwolf we bumped into friends and were greeted by a excellent selection of craft beers. With many to choose from, I spotted a beer which I had wanted to try at the 5 degrees beer fest, but unfortunately had been sold out. Using the logic of: ‘if it’s sold out, then it must be good’ I plumped…

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  For the last almost 100 years Falmouth has been lacking a brewery. Yes, there are some great breweries nearby, but Falmouth deserves its own. The good people at Black Rock Brewing have stepped up to the plate, or should that be pint? Putting the actual drink to a side for a moment, I love the Black Rock brand and how it reflects their hometown. Black Rock is a cluster of rocks hidden beneath the surface at the entrance of…

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