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17/02/2017

Thursday 16 Feb dawned as the day to finally brew my Christmas present from Brother John. A brewvolution pack of grain, hops etc. to make the Scottish heavy ale traditionally known as "Wee Heavy". This ale uses a huge 8kg grain bill in order to produce an ale around 7....

13/02/2017

Although we only started brewing at Pool Cottage Smallholding in late 2016, things have moved on rather quickly. None more so than in how we store and serve our efforts.

As with most "homebrew" we started out with the intention of bottling the beer, using re-cycled bott...

08/02/2017

When it comes to smoking and curing at Pool Cottage, the one thing we lacked was a good old hot smoker. Since we now work with "Smoked" a low and slow BBQ outfit, it was time to right this wrong. Ben, our Son lent us a Weber hot smoker and we had some great success wit...

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