I have been brewing beer for about 1 1/2 years and have been playing it relatively safe, not wavering much from the kit recipe. Cooper's Real Ale is probably the best kit beer I have tasted in a long time and it was my first batch but again I stuck to the recipe. Very smooth, no bitterness or aftertaste whatsoever.
The first photo is of an air trap for beer or wine making
I decided to do a little research on dry-hopping and discovered that if I wanted a more hoppy beer I could do one of two things, boil the hops into the wort at the beginning or adds hops to the secondary. I decided on the latter and bought a small pouch of pelleted Cascade hops and added them to the secondary 4 days before bottling. My initial thoughts during bottling was that there is a definite hoppiness to the beer but only time will tell once the beer ages in about3 weeks.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The WRX is a 5-speed and it is fast, kind of that press-you-into-the-back-of-your-seat fast, just like V8s in the old days only this is a flat four 265HP beast that goes scary fast. That combined with 235-45/17s makes it really stick to the road. Oh, and the hood scoop is functional.
I had a chance to drive it today and I cannot remember anything that I have driven in the past that matches the power and tenacity of this little 5-door car. And the colour, a classic World Rally blue, really sets it apart from run-of-the-mill cars these days. I am sure my son will really enjoy his new acquisition.