I should have been drinking something stronger as the heating system packed in on Saturday morning. After being unable to contact the landlord, we called an emergency service who responded quickly and then told us that there was simply no oil (although the meter said 20% left). So it was a cold night with no hot water. However, doing a mash for my latest beer, a smoked stout, helped warm the kitchen, and the neighbours popped over to observe and take a few homebrews to help their personal central heating.
For those interested, the Smoking Gun Stout recipe looks like this:
- 3 kg Pilsner Malt
- 1 kg Rauchmalz
- 500 g Chocolate Malt
- 500 g Roasted Barley
- 70.0 g East Kent Goldings (5.1%) -boiled 60 min
- Fermentis Safale S-04