Thursday, 24 September 2009
Whiskale - Episode 5
..... two weeks (yes ! how time flies) after commencing the Whiskale Project to combine ale and whisky into a drink in the nature of Port, ...
I am sitting with two gallons of decent home brew Ale, ... and a small glass containing the aforementioned ale combined with sacrifice-able whisky to the strength of 20% vol
... and it hasn't worked at all !! ... damn !!!
BUT ...... I have noticed that the malt and yeast in the Ale smother complexity, and so I have re-examined the demi-john containing the toasted barley which has fermented to a healthy 12% vol.
I think I will use the lesson here to start again with a new, stronger batch of barley beer, as initial combos show some potential.
Be assured, I take recycling & environmental/waste responsibilities seriously, and not a drop of Ale will be flushed down the toilet, ...... until I've drank it !!!
.... hooray, switch off the boring old Television and have a wee 'swalley