Brewing a Black IPA

Pure green Chinook pellet hops

How time flies in the World of brewing! Mart and I have just finished brewing our 7th all grain batch of beer (see the full list on Untappd) and this time we decided to go all out and produce a Black IPA. If you are new to beer and brewing, a black IPA probably sounds wrong and many posts and … [Read more...]

River Dart Country Park

VW T5 Campervan Campsite at River Dart Country Park

We've just returned from a three night break at the River Dart Country Park Campsite and managed to go outside of the school holidays as the school had Thursday and Friday as inset days. We went in the campervan with two other families who were in a caravan and a tent (6 adults, 6 kids) - each … [Read more...]

Tap A Draft conditioning and serving beer


After attending the Twissup in Burton Upon Trent (2010) I was sent a demonstration of the Coors Home Draft system (see the post by Andy) and at the time we speculated that this would be great for homebrew if the CO2 canister could be replaced. However, this particular Coors system was designed to be … [Read more...]

Adventures in HomeBrew

Wort Chiller

It all started in 2009 when I was discovering the different styles of beer and exploring micro breweries in my area (Derbyshire, UK) I was invited to Nutbrook Brewery to learn about the process of making beer. These guys were making beer from water, grain and hops (as you do) in their garage and I … [Read more...]

Tracking Android

speed test

For the last few weeks I've been thinking about GPS tracking and the technology available to us to do this cheaper than it used to be. Amazon and Ebay are selling matchbox size devices that take a PAYGO SIM card and when you ring the device, it answers (silently) and you can listen in. When you hang … [Read more...]