Homebrew UpdateAfter one week in the bottles, my Holy Water! mixed with black tea drink was ready for a sample. I had a glass while I was mixing up a new batch of my standard pipeline cider.
|Holy Water! and Bewley's Tea|
I have to say that my hunch was correct! The too-sweet and slight astringent taste of Holy Water! was balanced, smoothed, and diluted by the tea. The result was a slightly lemony-tasting iced tea with just a hint of alcohol kick. It was quite refreshing enjoyed on a warm summer day.
I have more bottles of the tea mixture, and some Holy Water! bottled straight in case I find another mixer that works with it. In the meantime, while the weather is warm, I'll be sticking with this smooth iced tea mix.
If only I had some fresh mint...
As mentioned, I also threw together a batch of pipeline cider. I am going to be unable to brew much in the coming few weeks, so I am working ahead and stocking the brew storage unit under the kitchen sink. Standard pipeline cider procedure...
|Pipeline Cider Ingredients|
|Heating Water, Teabag, and Sultanas (Raisins)|
|After Pitching Yeast and Aerating|
3L Sun Grown Apple Juice (85 cents/liter)
1 Teabag Bewley's Gold Blend
1 Handful sultanas
1 Pinch yeast nutrient
Standard OG: 1.050
I really like this recipe. It is cheap and easy to throw together in less than half an hour. For the full recipe and step-by-step instructions, see this older post.
Don't think I've forgotten about that apple/prune wine mix. It still has a lot of finishing and clearing to do. Stay tuned!