Brewday is Coming!
After a long weekend putting together the racking, we’re prepared for the first brewday next weekend. Saturday will be fitting taps, thermometers, mounting the hose reel, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and all the other bits. Then we’ll hang some posters, clean up the vessels, test everything, time the boil, and generally check things out. […]
The End of the Beginning
Today is the end of the beginning of Hoppy Collie. I’m sitting inside Simposio at 106 Fulham Palace Road, our friendly Italian restaurant, and the upstairs neighbour of our 200L brewery. The snow is coming down outside, while we wait inside for delivery of the shelving which will allow us to finally start brewing beer. […]
Hoppy Collie 1 BBL Pilot Brewery Delivered!
Yesterday we took possession of our 1 BBL pilot brewery. Without any further ado (and with Viola for size comparison): It’s not a big plant, at 165 litres per batch, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We’re still working on suppliers, council paperwork, and waiting for some finishing on […]
Brewing Resources (and a hint at EXCELLENT news)
Although I’m young in my brewing experience, I’m old enough to know that many, many people are much more experienced than I am. I’m making good beer, mind you, but there’s always someone who knows more than I do. So, for those that like to brew, here are some resources I highly recommend: Books to […]
Brewlab Start Up Brewing Course is Full of Awesome
I spent last week up in Sunderland at Brewlab doing the start up brewing three day course, with an additional practical day at the High House Farm Brewery. The sun woke me up before five every morning, and the nights wore on… a bit. But somehow each morning was better and better; exhaustion blunted by […]