I’m currently working on an Amarillo single hop IPA. The first trial batch is available to taste at the brewery. It was a very simple one. I’ve had really good, just an Amarillo Ale wort kit brewed undiluted – I’ve had really good feedback about this wort kit. I used a soft American yeast instead … Read more “Mitsu”, Amarillo single hop IPA
I am now brewing wort kits every Monday. This coming Monday (July 15th) was supposed to be the Wheat beer again. But, I don’t have enough wheat malt so I decided to brew with the malt I have. I haven’t brewed a dark wort kit yet so with the malt there is I have settled … Read more Cerny Pivo wort kit
I’ve been thinking about brewing a New England IPA (NEIPA). The style has been hugely popular for several years now. I first learnt about it maybe three or four years ago when Sam Haldane from Shennanigans sent me some articles about it. He sent me the articles because he knew I really liked the Wyeast … Read more New England IPA: hype & disappointment
Casey’s Brewery will be at the Australia Day in the Hawkesbury festival again this year. It’s a Saturday this year. The festival goes from 4 pm to 9 pm at Governor Phillip Park on the river bank. We will have three beers on tap: Lounge, Titfer and Night.
The first runnings strong dark ale has been bottled. I did call this beer a stout, but I now think that misses the mark. The base beer is a dark ale, Night, with an OG of 1048. After boiling, the first runnings had an OG of 1084. The grain bill has crystal malt in it, … Read more First runnings brettanomyces dark ale now bottled
While brewing a new batch of Night several weeks ago, I collected about 35 litres of the first runnings. This is the best part of the wort. After boiling the gravity was 1085, it was hopped to 50 IBU with Fuggles. The cooled wort was divided into two batches, one of about 26 litres, the … Read more First wort beer – Brettanomyces Stout
I’ve got all the paperwork done with Penrith Council and the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. Starting this Sunday October 28th the brewery will be open for cellar door sales of bottles, growlers and keg fills: Thursday 6pm to 8pm Friday 6pm to 8pm Saturday 2pm to 6pm Sunday 11am to 4 pm
The DA for cellar door sales has been approved. Still more officialdom to come. Need to apply for changes to the retail hours on the liquor licence. And still need to have Council come and inspect the “work” for the DA and issue and Occupation Certificate. Getting there.
In the next month or so I hope to have regular retail hours for cellar door sales. Looking at Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday days. Currently wading through officialdom to get it done. Will be able to do growlers and keg refills while you wait as well as bottle sales.
Casey’s brewery fills growlers, corny and mini kegs while you wait. All fills are done under counter-pressure. For full details Growler and keg fills