A blog about making, drinking and appreciating beer in Tennessee
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ordinary Bitter. The Working Man's Beer.
Today I made and English Pale called Ordinary Bitter. This is one of my favorite beers because it is so flavorful while delivering a lot less alcohol.
The grist barely filled the hopper on my mill. Most of my beers use more grain.
The base grain is the Maris Otter variety. This grain really makes the difference in the flavor of this pale. And don't assume this beer is bitter like an IPA. The IBUs in this beer are lower than my regular American Pale Ale. I'm really into this beer. My wife loves it too.
I cleaned more of those 1/2 liter bottles yesterday.
They were really dirty. But a little OxyClean and new gaskets will revive them.
I also needed to clean the fermentation vault. A dash of bleach and some elbow grease gave it a new look.
I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the fact that this old fridge still works or that the 10-year-old temperature controller still works.