Birthday Homebrew Label: Hanging Gardens of Nicolau’s Ale

It’s one of my best friend’s birthday today, so a while ago I decided to brew him an Ale. It’s not ready yet, by the way, but the label surely is!

Why the name?? He lives in Iraq and works for a local football team (soccer of you americans). Just trying to be a bit humorous about the daily worry we all go through!

Well, happy birthday Anderson!

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Homebrew Labels: Some Photoshop-ing/GIMP-ing

This post contains 8 labels. Click on the label to enlarge.

Some “art” work for my homebrew! A bit of a random post, but I’d like to think that I am very thorough with my brews! From the sanitation to the labelling. I am lagging behind the label making, but I will catch up as soon as I have some time.

  1. Wagerberg Original Lager
  2. Just your ordinary lager, blond and clear! Earlier post!

  1. WillHoneyWeiss Spiced Honey Weiss Beer
  2. Weissbier seasoned with orange peel and coriander Earlier post!

  1. Tobias KinderDoppelBock
  2. High gravity bock-style lager.

  1. StrawberLy GarWeiss Strawberry Banana WeissBier
  2. Wheat beer with fresh strawberries added to secondary fermentation, using yeast which leaves a hint of banana flavour in the beer. That’s technology for ya!

  1. Wagerberg Backyard Plum Wine
  2. Plum wine made with fresh plums from my own backyard! Probably the cheapest brew yet! Less than 50p per bottle.

  1. StrawberLy Mead
  2. Simple dry mead, with strawberry added to secondary and tertiary fermentation.

  1. Feel the Beet Beetroot Mead
  2. Experimental recipe which worked very well! Earlier post!

  1. Ray Teabaggins Tea Ale
  2. Pale Ale with 24-hour cold brew tea added before bottling.


Chocolate Banana Ale – Nothing gone to waste!

Brew of the week: Chocolate Banana Ale

Nothing went to waste on this brew: The Malt was used to fertilize my plum/pear trees and make bread, the spent hops used as mulch for my chili trees, the boiled bananas for jam and the banana peels for cake and the leftover for compost!

What makes it chocolate-y? The chocolate malt grain for chocolate/coffee and slightly bitter taste;

What makes it banana-y? I used a whole bunch of chopped bananas during the boil;

What makes it an ale? Most of the grain used was Pale Malt; and used Ale Yeast;

To taste? Fuggles Hops

I don’t want high carbonation, so kegging the 10L seemed like much, much less work! I will update you on the progress!

Latest brew under progress… “The Holy Grale” Grape Ale

Trial batch: Grape ale, which I conveniently called “The Holy Grale”!

I had some grains that were about to go off and I decided to make a small batch to see if they are still good. This was highly experimental and I am not sure if it will work, sooooooo, please wait on updates before trying out the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 500g of Pale Malt (grain)
  • 500g of Crystal Malt (grain)
  • 360g of Fresh Grapes
  • 25g Fuggles Hops
  • 220g of Dextrose
  • 280g of Honey

Writing this, I guess most of the sugar comes from dextrose and honey, rather than the grains, which is not ideal, but ah well! Let’s see the outcome! Yield: 5L, OG: 1040