Quick update on the home beer brew.
The wort has been in the fermenter for ten days; five days ago we added the hops pellets, which actually smell quite amazing, despite looking like some kind of dried poop.
Today, we took a SG (Special Gravity) measurement. The brew we are making "The Watcman" (or "Jack", as we've dubbed it, after Jack the Ripper) needs an SG of 1009, and we are currently on 1010. Almost there. The SG has to then remain stable for 24 hrs before we carbonate and bottle.
Took a sip of the test as well; quite fruity, and I can imagine, after being carbonated and the three-week maturing period it's going to taste rather good.