Capital Brewers return to TOG this Saturday. Hearty brews are on the menu, in both brewing with guidance and instructions from the experts, and tasting craft beer made earlier!
A very rough time-line of a brew day is as follows:
- 10:30am – 12pm: Heating water, water treatment and mashing grain
- 12pm – 2pm: Boiling, BBQ, beer tasting from previous brews and visitors beers
- 2pm – 4pm: Cooling and clean up
Every brew day is slightly different with a mix of brewers, recipes and techniques. This weekend we plan to brew an Irish Red Ale that is similar to O’Hara’s Red but with some improvements. We also won a mixed berry cider kit from one of the brewing shops which we have decided to donate to TOG. We will brew the mixed berry kit and in a few weeks time bottle it using any empty beer bottles in the TOG kitchen. The cider batch should be ready for the August open social night but I will bring a large batch of red wine with me to the July open social for people to try if they want.
The long term goal would be to get a full set of brewing equipment that TOG members can use themselves at the space and make your own beer, cider or wine whenever you like! All you need are the ingredients.
Its always a fun and engaging day, the cost is free (donations are welcome) so come along, ask questions and even help with the brewing!