Category Archives: Summer Citrus Blonde

BrewQ #13 – Can I Use Homegrown Hops in my Beer?

Of course you can! The hard part is using the right amount. Hops vary a fair bit in their bitterness when they are grown, generally 10-20% depending on the harvest. This can change the bitterness of your brew significantly. So what to do? Test them with your super sensitive chemical testing laboratory (your tongue). Make […]

Brew Q #9 – How Long Should I Wait for My Beer To Start Bubbling?

Answer: 48 hours is the longest it should take to start fermenting. As winter encloses us here in Melbourne, fermentation doesn’t come quite so easily. The cold temperatures will slow down everything your little yeasties do, including waking up and smelling the malt (so to speak). In the warmer months, we’ve had beers start bubbling […]

BrewSmith on Untappd

Do you like drinking fine beers? Do you like learning what’s new and hot, or perhaps what your friends are drinking as well? Or do you just need a handy way to keep track of all the beers you drank last night? If so, then try out Untappd. I use it on my phone to […]

BrewSmith Home Brewing Kits…Now in Retail!

The cool gift retailers of Melbourne seem to love these kits. Just recently, Urban Attitude asked to stock Honey Bomb and Summer Citrus Blonde us in all 4 of their stores (cool), and Third Drawer Down, the cute friendly shop in Fitzroy stocks all of our kit flavours (including Chocolate Paradise Porter)! So if you […]

An Intro to Summer Citrus Blonde Ale

When making these recipes, we always use food as an inspiration. “Beer” flavour is nice, but to make a truly delicious beer, we knew to start with our favourite foods and flavours. What could be better than fruit? And we have tried a few witbiers with coriander seed, so it was certainly do-able to use […]