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The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.


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Beer selfie: Fungrims APA batch 3

This is the first impressions of my “house APA” in batch 3, now 3 weeks on bottle. Since I haven’t written any brew report for it, here’s a run-down: It’s a 5.4% ABV single- and dry hop Amarillo on pale ale malt, Münich I and Caraamber. I want to zoom in to a light, easy to drink, Amarillo for the summer [...]

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Fungrim’s APA #2: Bottling

And so, after two weeks we’ll bottle. If you wonder why the bottles are in the oven, that’s where you sterilize them. And yes, the caps I’ll use are sterilized as well, as are the rest of the rest of the equipment.Before we got here I added some sugar, 72 grams to be exact, to the brew. This will provide extra [...]

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The First Taste: Fungrim’s APA #1

Well then, it’s time to update on the first brew. It’s now been 2 weeks on fermentation (1 primary, 1 secondary) and 2 weeks on bottle for carbonation. I did taste it one week early, and posted the results on Facebook: Looks: Off white head, small retention. Hazy amber gold with a redish cast. Nose: Ripe fruits, caramel and [...]

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Fungrim’s APA #1: Brewing

Today me and Jenna started our very first home-brew. It’s supposed to be an American Pale Ale, but considering this is our first time, I’d be happy with a Very Swedish Bastard Ale. The final recipe looked like this: Batch size: 10L 1.6 kg light dry malt extract 0,1 kg crystal malt 20 g Cascade (60 min) 12 g East Kent Goldings [...]

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