April 2018 Home Brewer of the Month

Meet The Home Brewer

Name: Adrian Ryley “A31”

How many years have you been Brewing? 3 Years

How did you get into Home Brewing? Attended the inaugural BeerBros Brew day – bought a Coopers kit and the rest is history

Favorite brewing method? Grainfather

Piece of equipment you just can’t do without? My fermentation chamber, you need a constant temperature for good beers to ferment

Favorite style of beer to brew? IPA’s, Pale Ales and high gravity beers

Best beer you’ve ever tasted – besides your own! Devils Peak Blockhouse– always a winner

Favorite hop? Citra/Galaxy/Dr Rudi

Best beer you’ve ever brewed? Patriotic Galaxy IPA

Worst beer you’ve ever brewed? Why did it end so badly? Zombie Dust – Went totally funky. Never squeeze a dry hop bag for extra flavor (Rookie error)

Biggest disaster you’ve had on a brew day? When I was using a Keggle with gas, the gas ran out 10 mins before the end of the boil and dropping a full bottle of iodophor sanitizer in the kitchen

Best South African beer at the moment? Mad Giant – Killer Hop

Do you have any brewing tips to share, that you wished you had known about sooner? Document everything on brew day, never be afraid to ask advice and always be willing to learn. You can never know too much


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