All good things come to an end, and so it is with my Dark Chocolate Ale. My stores are generally getting low – now I’m left with only a couple of bottles of Spicy Ghost and a crate of Chilli Lager. Time for another brew.
Next week I’m off to Europe for a couple of weeks, presenting a paper at ME and another at NFP-SLA. I thought I should get some beer on so it can ferment while I’m away. (Exploit the parallelism inherent in the system!)
The Spicy Ghost was particularly nice, and my plan was to repeat that, but this time also adding some coriander seeds and orange rind to the wort, to approximate Hoegaarden blanche. Sadly they were out of Spicy Ghost at the shops, so instead I’ve used another Cascade Premium kit, this time the Pale Ale. I don’t know if the result will be anything like what I was originally hoping for, but I’m sure it’ll be quite drinkable. :-)