Source: Connecting chute and payload
4/19/2015 Snyder’s Amber Ale V0.1
Brooding Brewer – striving for eggsalence!
I hope to produce a lightly hopped ale. This is the first time I’ve used and boiled hops. In the past I have used hopped malt extract.
Munton’s Premium Best Bitter
Derived from Beginner instructions from “The Compete Joy of Home Brewing” – Charlie Papazain
But any bad advice is my own.
Years ago (15 to 25) I did some home brewing, but stopped about 15 years ago. The reason I brewed was not so much price. Home brew was, and still is, more expensive than cheep beer. The main reason I did it was that, on a trip to England I discovered English Bitter, but I couldn’t find it here in the US. I did find a local brewing supply store and they stocked malt extract kits for brewing Bitter. I continued to try styles of beer that were difficult to economically obtain at the time, heavier flavorful beers. I learned not to use corn sugar to increase the flavor and alcohol content of the beer, but to brew adding the extra sugar using malt extracts.
Today, there are many more choices of premium and crafted beers, available in many styles. There is less incentive to homebrew. But I think I can brew these for about ½ to 1/3 the price. I’d like to learn to tune the taste of about three styles of beer (a light [color] Ale, a Bitter, and a Porter/Stout) and tune the taste to something I like and can be proud of. This sense of accomplishment is still a good reason to homebrew beer.
This post probably has too much detail, but I’m trying to remember what I did.
I’ve been having a lot of fun printing prototype pieces for a potential high altitude balloon box (more on that another time). Unfortunately this is a lot like the old days, when printers replaced typewriters. As I made corrections to a document, I’d reprint it. WYSIWYG was not really any help. The paper copy was always a little different. Suddenly I could go through reams of paper perfecting a small document. Unfortunately, I use my 3D Printer the same way, exploring new ideas and finalizing fits.