Homebrew Number Four

Two and a half months since the last post. Time flies…   After brewing an English bitter, a brown ale turned old ale and an underseasoned witbier, I decided to try an American IPA. One reason was that I was gifted 100 grams of centennial hops. The other reason was that I had a very…

Spontaneous tasting

I took a picture of all four Barbatum beers yesterday (will write a post on #4 soon enough) and all the photographed material was refrigerated afterwards, having in two cases been pulled from storage in a wardrobe and refrigerated before the shoot to enhance condensation beads on the bottles. I noticed that the cap on…

About the Third Beer

In true hipster spirit, common, modern, popular,┬ámundane beer types weren’t exactly in the scope, so beer number three was decided to be a Belgian witbier, which is of course a wheat beer with up to 50% of the grain bill unmalted wheat, spiced with citrus peel and coriander seeds. In true hipster spirit I added…

Second brew

With the first attempt there was a ton of beginner’s luck involved. During the process of brewing the second batch that luck wasn’t as present. The tools were better though, so I was a bit more in controll of the process. Flatcap was intended to be a northern brown ale, similar to Newcastle Brown Ale….

Welcome!

This is (obviously) a blog for the homebrewing project Barbatum Home Brewery, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’ve had a Facebook page for some time now, but that system lends itself better to shorter posts. Here we’ll put longer posts about what we’re up to and beer brewing in general. In case you don’t know us…

About our first brew

Back in February 2016 we decided to attempt to brew some beer. Being a cheapskate I aimed to keep investments as low as possible, but still ended up buying stuff for about 1000 SEK.

Barbatum Home Brewery beer #1 is called Svingeln EKG after the neighbourhood where I live and the hop variety East Kent Goldings.