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jimswms 12-12-2011 10:25 AM

Real Ale at home?
 
First post. Be easy on me:rockin:

Anybody make cask conditioned ales at home? I started a lame blog about it last year that went nowhere. Here it is.

I've always gotten my stuff from UK Brewing. Paul is great, and supplies most of the breweries/pubs in the US. I also noticed Northern Brewer is starting to carry cask stuff. I might start supporting them for my cask bits, just to help on the homebrew level.

Of course, this is what it's about right?
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/3a8ae338.jpg

and settled, topped up
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/708b85ec.jpg



Cheers!

Brewnoob1 12-12-2011 03:20 PM

Welcome to HBT. Lookin good.....and tasty!

dcHokie 12-12-2011 04:00 PM

That pint looks great. And I just skimmed through your cask blog, really interesting...I bet if you'd posted it here on HBT you'd have gotten a lot of inquisitive eyeballs!

Welcome and cheers

dmcoates 12-12-2011 04:10 PM

I have always want to try making a cask conditioned ale, but the fact that you have to finsh the cask so fast has always been a turn off. Might be fun at a BBQ in the summer where i had help to drink all 5 gallons.

jimswms 12-12-2011 07:03 PM

Thanks guys.

Since I make 10 gal batches, I started with a firkin. It went off too fast, so I bought a couple pins and that works much better. I use a cask breather, and can realistically keep a cask in good condition for 3-4 weeks. The 2 pin approach for homebrewers is ideal.

It's much easier than folks might think once the $$ investment is complete, and very rewarding. I try to always have at least one cask on always.

jimswms 12-12-2011 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcHokie (Post 3563956)
That pint looks great. And I just skimmed through your cask blog, really interesting...I bet if you'd posted it here on HBT you'd have gotten a lot of inquisitive eyeballs!

Welcome and cheers

I'll repost the how to section when I get time!


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