Here we go then......
The blog of a slightly eccentric molecatcher who enjoys making his own grog......
Now, I've thought long and hard about where to start off, and at the request of Hampshire Wasp, I was going to post a whole heap of information about barrels, but fate stepped forward this evening, and I thought we'd just mention gas for a minute.....
Now gas, the production and retention of, has caused me some trouble of late.
Just take a look at this:
What should be a perfectly good, clear pint of best bitter is utterly knackered because it's just too lively.
What's the cause?
Well, it could be any number of things.
Did I add too much sugar at the bottling stage (more of that another time)?
Is it the weather?
Or is it just a peculiarity of this brew?
Truth be told (I'm sounding like Mal now, lol), I can't remember what brew it is, which is something of a problem.....
If I knew, I could adjust things accordingly when I next do this brew, but sadly, old age, a fractured skull and other things mean I have the memory of a goldfish.
I know it's not a Hambledon Bard brew, but that's about as far as it goes!!!
Anyway, what to do if you find yourself in this situation:
The obvious, and sensible course of action is to carefully loosen the crown cap of each bottle to release the pressure, and then re-cap it.
Will I do that? I'm not sure at this stage. I'll try a few more and then decide.
I'll keep you updated on that brew, and my next post will be all about pressure barrels.
Thanks for reading!