So, here’s the result of my first-ever go at homebrew – the Brubox ‘London Bitter’ Our Lad got me for Christmas. I followed the (somewhat vague) instructions to the letter, especially the bit about the dangers of the bag bursting through over-pressurisation, which was no empty threat. Had a look the morning after I charged the brew with sugar and found the bag blown up to the size and shape of a beach ball and climbing out of the box. We were perhaps seconds from disaster. As I er, released gas I felt just like Jack Bauer.

But what does it taste like? Despite being opaque (at this stage anyway), it’s pretty good. Malty, fruity and bitter – if a tad ‘yeasty’ – and miles better than it looks.

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6 Responses to >Yeastender

  1. Tandleman says:

    >"miles better than it looks"It would have to be. (-;

  2. Anonymous says:

    >Like a jug of gravy someone has spat in ;)

  3. TIW says:

    >I'm sure I tried that in China, 'anon'

  4. Affer says:

    >I know the Brubox was a Christmas present, so it's important to not look ungrateful, but on the basis of what it tastes like, would you BUY one?

  5. TIW says:

    >Affer, I definitely would. I think the temperature fluctuations in our house are to blame for it not clearing. I've got another kit – an 'Abbey Tripel' – to brew, but I think i'll wait until the weather's a bit more stable!

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