When it comes to bike-build threads i just can't, to be perfectly honest, be bothered. I'm not inherently lazy
I just want to shonk it together and get out on it. But to celebrate a load of old codgers cycling around Warwickshire and Leicestershire i have got my act together and am going to do a Retroride-retrobeer-build thread! The beer will be on sale at the brewery on the day of the ride and then at pubs around the country...ish.
See here for ride details -
You need several ingredients to make beer, there are the usual suspects such as malted barley, water, hops and yeast etc... but the biggies that often go unmentioned are an idea, a touch of inspiration, hard sums, a desparate need to be accepted by your peers and a huge helping of perseverance!
First off...what do we want the beer to be like? Strength in ABV% ? Colour? Style of beer? Flavour profile...malty, biscuity, sweet, rich ?
Malted barley and other adjuncts (stuff you add) are what we use to give us the sugar needed to create alcohol and also manipulate the basic flavour profile. Our beer will be 4.1% ABV, will be somewhere between pale straw and light gold in colour and be crisp and clean with a tiny hiny of biscuity-ness. To do this the malt recipe will be 93% pale malt, 5% torrified wheat and 2% crystal malt....should be very yummy.
More coming soon