Author: sarah
Sarah is an experienced home brewer, a qualified BJCP beer judge, organiser of the Welsh National Homebrew Competition and sometimes Brewtuber under her home brewery name, Daft Cat Brewing

In defence of beer judges

I’ve been umming and ahhing about posting anything for over a week now but I feel I need to get this off my chest. After every beer competition, I regularly see comments about how the judges are wrong, how a

Sour Cherries – The 2017 UK National winning beer

16th September 2017 Quick update on this beer This beer has just won the UK National Homebrew Competition 2017! Getting a gold in it’s flight and then getting overall gold after beating all the other beers in the best of

Beer glass cleaning. How do you clean yours?

  With 175 glasses to clean after the 2017 Welsh National, I thought I would share my glass cleaning process and ask how you clean yours.

Welsh National Homebrew Competition 2017 judging timelapse

  Come with me, behind the scenes of the WNHC 2017. Competition judging from start to finish in just over 3 minutes. Thanks so much to all our sponsors, volunteers and you, the homebrewers for making this year awesome. Roll

Welsh National Homebrew Competition Results 2017

  Full results from the 2017 Welsh National Homebrew Competition.

Home Brew Wednesday 28th June 2017

  Happy Homebrew Wednesday all. I’ve been doing a bit of brew related shopping this week so a quick look at the sale stuff I found and a look behind the scenes of organising a competition. I have beer everywhere

Ace / Klarstein / Hopcat brew day June 2017

  Start to finish brew day using the Ace / Klarstein microbrewery. Starting with how to set up the program we go all the way through to getting your beer into a fermenter Here I was brewing a test batch

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London Competition 2017

Yesterday was the 2017 London And South East Craft Brewing Competition, one of the three major homebrewing events on the UK calendar. For the second year running I was there as a judge, and as an entrant. This competition is

2017 May Ace lager – American Lager (1 B)

Download the Beersmith recipe file for 2017 May Ace lager Type: All Grain Batch Size: 20.00 l Boil Size: 25.99 l Boil Time: 60 min End of Boil Vol: 23.19 l Final Bottling Vol: 17.80 l Fermentation: Lager, Single Stage

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Homebrew Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Busy Busy

Quick update on what’s going on here. Drinking California common. Fermenting a sweet stout, a dark mild and a grapefruit juice American pale ale