@Olicanabrewing Evening 2

Yesterdays Olicanabrewing evening @IlkleyBrewery went very well, there were samples brought by quite a few of the group. Gaz’s  Red coloured Beetroot IPA using a Belgian yeast was one of the more unusual ones to mention as was Simon’s (i think it was Simon, that was sat next to Alex) dark brew flavoured with 20  liquorice Teabags , there wasn’t a bad one amongst them and everyone’s brew should deserve a mention but it’d be a long list…

The car tyre valves used to pressurise and carbonate the 2L PET bottles worked really well and at a fraction of the cost of the Carbonater fitting,  I got mine from Ebay Rotherham Motorcycle shop item http://r.ebay.com/UBfqLz 
I’ll be on the lookout for Brown PETs so beers won’t get skunked…

Gaz and Nick set a brewing challenge using 18.39% alpha  Columbus Hops  ! I’ve started to ponder what to make but I think I may have muddied the water when Nick said you can use one other and  I said adjunct. I think I’d best play safe and make a SMaSH or try an IPA style

Hops vacuum packed & ready for the freezer until needed