Wednesday, February 16, 2011
One brew down
Gareth got a brewing kit for his birthday from his wife. She was very skeptical about how the first attempt was going to turn out... but he was quite good with the whole sterilizing bizo right throughout the process which surprised me a tad.
Anyway.. it was a bit more than skeptical really. I was SCARED! I mean if he stuffed it up, theres 30 litres of the crap to drink!!! 60 freakn bottles worth, so you can understand where my fear came from.
The moment of truth came after a good 4 weeks of brewage. Gaz poured the first ever sample of his brew into two glasses and we were a little concerned at the fact that instead of the froth gradually disappearing as the beer settled... it was getting mighty fizzy with the froth increasing by the moment. So in i went for a good sample gulp. My first reaction - i was completely confused. Were my taste buds being particularly bias or what the hecks going on here? so i took a second gulp... still quite unsure about the whole situation i gulped again... before long the glass was emptied because it tasted freakn awesome, Whewf!!
first cloudy pour - actually tasted good!
It wasnt just me being my normal supportive wifey self. ;) - the girls seems to down it ok too. So quite stoked about it being not only drinkable... but actually quite top knotch. Gaz had the pouring down packed by then too which may have helped. Gotta be a bit cautious not to get the bottom of the swapper in the glass as you get nice chunks of cloudy beer which cause the whole fizzing scenario.
Crystal Clear pours for the girls to sample
3 crates have been demolished and so its brew time again. The challenge now is to see if it was a fluke or whether he can better it! haha